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2 hours ago, EdipisReks1 said:

Respect. After all, why re-invent the wheel?

Yup. Walls, wheels and earpads. They are promethean. 

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I think that we are all in the same position. 

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I thought I'd share this here. Yesterday, I flew down to meet some of the most prolific Electrostatic collectors in Bangalore, India. 

This was their first time seeing or listening to the RR1 Conquest - 

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A lot of the people there were STAX owners of course, many owning 009s, 007s etc as well as some very sophisticated Amplification was present there as well. 

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I also brought along the XP1, which stands for "Experimental Prototype 1". The XP1 was our original test mule that was created to be subjected to the worse possible conditions and also served as our stress mule, having over >3000 hours of service. It was on our dummy head running various impulses for 4 months, 24 hours, all day every day. It still lives but I had to open and clean the drivers once as there is intentional lack of dust protection on it. The XP1 is named after the McLaren F1 XP1, which I regard as one of the greatest examples of man and machine harmony. The XP1 is a special chassis that I intend to keep for my personal collection. 

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Here are some impressions from the folks at the meet (I have taken a direct screenshot from the TIAF group) - 

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I'm glad they liked it but I will say this - I don't like hype. It's the worst thing in the world. These guys are quite experienced and have been in the game longer than me but I still say, take it with a grain of salt. I might be the only Manufacturer in Headphone history to say that but, that's how I like doing business. I don't like hype, that's why I will be travelling around the world to show the Headphone this year. Hopefully, people get to hear it for themselves! 

Also, this was my first time listening to RR1 on the KGSSHV Carbon and oh boy! I have two "normal" KGSSHVs on order from Spritzer as my primary Amplification for international shows, I think I will need to get the Carbon too for my home setup. That thing is pure lunacy. 

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So I received my pair of RR1 Conquest yesterday #2. I played with it for an hour or so. I will post impressions about it as I get more time with it and hopefully will be able to do some comparisons with 007 Mk1 & Mk2 in the coming days. I got the premium version which comes for 650 USD,  in a nice box and longer 2.5-meter cable compared to the base model which comes in a regular Kraft Box (IIRC) and standard 1.5-meter cable at 500USD.

Link to some photos of the literature and headphone. 

https://imgur.com/a/6WeVBRb 

 

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11 hours ago, Rossliew said:

Is it ready for orders? 

Wondering the same myself. Nothing indicated on the web site.

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On 5/14/2019 at 7:17 AM, Rossliew said:

Is it ready for orders? 

 

17 hours ago, morphsci said:

Wondering the same myself. Nothing indicated on the web site.


Not ready for official orders yet. I am currently delivering a couple dozen units to some of our local customers who have placed their orders since last year. 
Birgir and Wachara will be among the first to get theirs internationally, hopefully by the time their opinion is out we will be ready for international orders. Will be an epic fail if they don't like it. 

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1 hour ago, Aumkar Chandan said:

 


Not ready for official orders yet. I am currently delivering a couple dozen units to some of our local customers who have placed their orders since last year. 
Birgir and Wachara will be among the first to get theirs internationally, hopefully by the time their opinion is out we will be ready for international orders. Will be an epic fail if they don't like it. 

You know, even if it ends up being an "epic fail" as you describe it, you still seem to have made a product where you account for everything (within reasonability). The product does not appear rushed, you are not price gouging etc. You've used a lot of time and knowledge in making the product a reality, so I feel confident that EVEN IF the product is bad you will still use it as a stepping stone for making even greater products in the future. Making a bad product isn't an issue, never making a better one is :) 

Just some encouraging words from someone who is very much looking forward to the headphone, and who will most likely buy one regardless of what consensus ends up being.

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5 hours ago, Aumkar Chandan said:

Not ready for official orders yet. I am currently delivering a couple dozen units to some of our local customers who have placed their orders since last year. 
Birgir and Wachara will be among the first to get theirs internationally, hopefully by the time their opinion is out we will be ready for international orders. Will be an epic fail if they don't like it. 

Thats cool, I can certainly wait. Thanks for the quick reply.

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22 hours ago, Scgorg said:

You know, even if it ends up being an "epic fail" as you describe it, you still seem to have made a product where you account for everything (within reasonability). The product does not appear rushed, you are not price gouging etc. You've used a lot of time and knowledge in making the product a reality, so I feel confident that EVEN IF the product is bad you will still use it as a stepping stone for making even greater products in the future. Making a bad product isn't an issue, never making a better one is :) 

Just some encouraging words from someone who is very much looking forward to the headphone, and who will most likely buy one regardless of what consensus ends up being.

Thank you for your kind words! 

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When will it be available in Australia. hurry up and take my money :)

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Today was a very special day. They say, never meet your heroes but today I met the man, the myth, the Legend of the Spritzer. I flew down to Reykjavík to deliver the first production RR1 to ever leave Indian shores. 
It was an honour to meet Birgir, I still remember reading his posts 7-8 years ago when I got into the hobby and owning an Electrostat seemed unfathomable. So, delivering my Headphone to the STAX Mafia is an occasion to celebrate.  

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Had commissioned 2 custom KGSSHVs. Our primary Amp of choice for upcoming shows. 

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Really fortunate to be lucky enough to visit Iceland. Even though it was a short business trip, will be back with the family someday. 

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It was awesome meeting you and getting the headphones hand-delivered.  :)  My impressions will be coming soon but a small sneak preview after a very limited time with them (aka I couldn't help myself), don't let the price fool you to think these are budget headphones...they don't sound like that.  ;)

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