I have not heard any news for quite some time. Would be great with an update.
Yeah, I guess part of me has written LH Labs off.
I was one of those poor Pono player users. Works great, but the product is now about as orphaned as they get!
I like the idea of the Onkyo because it can stream from Wifi and decodes MQA.
I think you may be on to something Brent.
I just think it is a shame that so many people are so unhappy. I can wait...but the long wait zaps enthusiasm which I finds leads me looking elsewhere. I too may move on to other things given the agonizingly slow rate of production. Although I am waiting for a Wave player, I picked up an Onkyo DP-X1a - sounds great and does all I need it to with an android OS. The Wave player seemed like a great idea at the beginning of the campaign...now, the market is replete with options and the Wave player will have to be superlative to compete in a space which is getting saturated. Could it be better than the Onkyo...sure but by how much and even enough to matter?
Makes sense. I am in electronics design and manufacturing, and sometimes when something like casework is "non manufacturable" or at least really difficult, a design update can capture 99% of the look and feel and improve it quite a lot. So much so, that I wonder if there isn't something else at work here.
I'm wondering if this is more about cashflow than a difficult case?
Aesthetics are fine and all, but there are other things which are important - more important to me: Sound quality, reliability, capability, options (inputs/outputs)...a fancy case is nice but really, as long as this has been going on, why bother? Definitely not my preference (and the idea of polished chrome - bleck) - I would rather have a regular box that I can place in a rack to decode my music and preferably, one upon which I might be able to stack another component if, and only if, I am so inclined. Like many, I just want resolution.
I have multiple products which do not show up on big commerce. Then there was the google document spreadsheet which was supposed to have all of our info on it...the indiegogo perks, the separate direct bills - all of which render this entire experience confusing at best and an example of what not to do at worst. My Big Commerce ticket from Aug 10 remains open.
At ay rate, lesson learned (fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...)
Hopefully everyone here finds some resolution.
Indeed. I have a high end DAC right now that does well, but thought this might be a nice upgrade.
I agree that they went for a look and didn't consider manufacturability and they are suffering for it (and so for us). At this point, I am not counting on getting the DAC, and am at peace with it. BUt if they do ship it, I think the original design would be an actual collectable.
I don't want my dac in a plain jane box. "Not worth it" is a relative term, and I am happy to wait for the product I bid on. I want both first rate sound and something that looks awesome, too.
You speak only for yourself on this one.
Not for nothing, but the Chip accounts for only about 1/3 of the sound. I am as frustrated as the rest of you, but honestly stop the histrionics.
amazing things happen in lhlabs again, now we need to go another big commerce site to login and check our profile and shipping address, know what when i try logging there? it doesn't work, i file a ticket, total 3 open tickets with zero responses from this amazing company.
simply amazing haha
Seems that the unique chassis design has caused more issues than it might be worth.
Had LH selected a standard box chassis we would've had our DAC VI Tubes a while ago. I wouldn't have minded a temporary chassis to be honest.
A run rate of 15 a month means it will take over 10 months to fulfill the outstanding 154 units assuming no failures.
We posted a Q&A update. Unfortunately, not much in the way of new news. We changed our chassis vendor 3 times. Larry is working on hard on getting a ramped up production going on the chassis, but due to simple manufacturing economics, it may be very difficult. We'll see. He's going in for another vendor meeting tomorrow so hopefully we'll have more details soon. We also added new pictures to the update as well.
Please double check to make sure it is a schedule that you can actually achieve, regardless of how "bad" the news may seem at the time of publishing it. More empty promises will only reduce an already low level of credibility. I know at this point, I will have a hard time believing any promises by LH Labs at this moment because of multiple promises made and a failure to follow through or even really notify.