It’s (almost) that time! Ragnarok ordering time, that is.
However, since we are being uber-cautious with this release, as it is the most complex product we’ve made, and has several never-before-done features, we’ve decided to start with a short “public beta” period for a limited number of early adopters.
The way this works is that we will select beta testers who can purchase Ragnarok at a discounted price of $1499, with a 100% 15-day refund agreement—including shipping. Yes, that’s right—$200 off the normal retail price, plus you get every cent back if you don’t like it.
Of course, there’s a catch. Two, actually:
- This test needs to cover all operational modes of Ragnarok, so if you aren’t going to run it with both speakers and headphones, you won’t qualify for this beta test
- Also, in the interest of shipping sanity, we’re limiting this to people in the continental USA only—with all beta Ragnaroks being 115V, and no shipments to known trans-shippers
If this public beta goes well, expect us to open up ordering at full price and with standard terms, shortly after the beta is complete. If we identify new problems, there may be additional delays—and in that case, all public beta testers will have the option of either returning the amp for 100% refund, including shipping, or having us apply any needed changes on our own dime, including shipping to and from their location.
We’ve spent a ton of time identifying issues and testing all the operational modes on Ragnarok, and we expect it’s solid. But this final test will assure that the shipping product works in a wide range of systems, without any surprises.
If you’d like to participate in this program, please fill visit the Ragnarok page on the site and fill out the form.
We’re closing applications on August 25, 2014, so don’t wait too long if you’re interested.
All the best,
PS: You'll also be able to read the whole Ragnarok story in the Schiit Happened thread tomorrow...