- Nov 13, 2014
I just want to update y'all on this. Avantree never sent the new Priva to test. Said that they will be delayed due to problems with the new unit still. So I don't know if they really are going to send me a new unit to test or if they were just trying to give a good PR image. Looks like they may just forget about this. I will update when and if they ever send me an actual new Priva unit.
They are not ready with that. I am a tester and I did not even get a test unit pre release, so, they are definitely not trying to avoid you.
I can assure you it is not their style.
And if it will ever become, I would be the first cuting them out of my life forever.
But I am very very confident that they are not.
I have skyped personally with the Manager/Owner.
I personally had suggested them to stop the production of the new priva and rethink the whole production, concentrating on three products:
1) usb dongle, class 1, low latency (it will be, like the Sannheiser BTD500, independent from the OS, so, no need for a BT stack like the crappy buggy CSR Harmony). A Dongle does not have all these pasages from analog to digital, so it is the best solution for PC, Tablets, Notebooks. And it is much smaller than a Priva, so, much better for portability
2) their new big adapter, stationary (no battery but AC power) with a bigger antenna, optical and 3.5 inputs, also class 1, and low latency. This is, imo, the only 3.5 transmitter they need. Because nobody needs, correct me if I am wrong, a portable 3.5 transmitter. Most people who used the priva and the saturn used them for TV. And for that, the big one is better. The only people who would ever possibly need a portable transmitter are those without APTX on their smartphone. I do not believe it is a big market... Not as big to justify the r&d and production of a new priva.
3) a very small, sexy looking, powerful receiver which should be able to be used with all possible wired headphones (the 3.5 ones with non detachable cable, and the 3.5 and 2.5 ones with detachable cable). Class 2, low latency. This could be the most requested receiver on the market, for portable use. As long as its amp is powerful enough, it could bluetoothify virtually any wired headphone. And IF it is possible to make it transceiver it would be another reason not to make the new priva. Or make it in two versions, a TX and a RX.
So, these three, and eventually keep selling Priva and Saturn Pro till they are requested.
But, this is my point of view.
Maybe you can say what you think.
They have accepted the idea of the Dongle, which I am very proud of, I have seen the proposed design and, well, it looks AMAZING, it will KILL the BTD500.
The Big one was already their idea, i just pushed for the Class 1.
The universal receiver, they are not sure.
But I do not surrender yet