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  • In reply to: Wave XD128 options

    September 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm #23861
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    That seems strange, because new members have been showing up all along, the newest listed in the Geek Force Statistics on the page here.  Hard to say why he cannot sign up.

    New updates on the Wave sound promising, but delivery before 2nd quarter 2018 seems unlikely.

    J.P.

  • In reply to: Wave XD128 options

    September 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm #23091
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    Sadly, this is far too close to rthe truth to be funny.  Between all of the options options offered that changed all throughout the main campaign and the different set of options in the On Demand campaign, I would be surprised if anyone at LH Labs really understood all of the different configurations even after they have been reduced and simplified for production.

    J.P.

  • In reply to: May 18 indiegogo Source campaign update

    August 17, 2017 at 11:40 am #22213
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    I believe that you have it down pretty well.  My thought on the assembly progress is that even if the antennae are the only things missing that LH Labs has done nothing more towards assembly other than removing the chassis from the shipping crates in which they were received.  That would be consistent with the way that they appear to have handled Pulse DAC assembly: don’t start the assembly process until we have everything.  If SE backers are lucky, I am wrong about this and all assembly is done, awaiting arrival of the antennae for final packing and shipping.

    Now…  How many months after the SEs are shipped before the regular Source models start shipping?

    J.P.

  • In reply to: Latest update – What the…

    August 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm #22207
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    Yes, very strange when he has this forum where he could post an image of any resolution with almost no cost to LH Labs.

    LH Labs has not had a presence on their own forum for a while now.  Are they desperately trying to forget that it exists after they told us to go here to communicate and get answers to product questions.

    J.P.

  • In reply to: Where Are You LHL?

    August 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm #22201
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    LH Labs non-communication is probably the biggest thing working AGAINST them.  It’s a pity that they refuse to figure this out.  All activity on these crowdfunding projects should be presented to ALL backers, regardless of the specific configuration backed.  As I have said many times, frequent publication of even incremental progress would quell much of the discontent inspired by the extreme lack of evidence of progress that we have had for years now.

    J.P.

  • In reply to: Where Are You LHL?

    August 2, 2017 at 8:48 pm #22189
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    It’s been awfully quiet here and elsewhere.  There is one recent post in the indiegogo Source campaign  suggesting that they are about two weeks out from their first shipment.  This is from a post copying information from a private email (their current method of non-communication with the backers).  I wonder if there has been ANY similar communication with any of the Wave backers who will be the first to receive their product.

    I hate to bash (really) but in communication, LH Labs has gone from bad to worse.  Larry seems to have no concept of the simple fact that frequent communication, even telling of the smallest progress, is the way to keep people happy.  I know that this would not appease everyone, but I suspect that the majority would be much happier with frequent but simple updates.  Anything to suggest progress would help to quiet the rabble.

    More pitiful is that they told us to come to this forum for more information and updates, then a couple of weeks afterwards seem to have COMPLETELY ABANDONED their own forum.  Not exactly inspiring confidence or brand loyalty.  Oh well…

    We are all on this rollercoaster until we receive or do not receive our products.  Thus are the hazards of crowdfunding.

    Still awaiting any word on the progress of this and other projects.  Don’t hold your breath, it could be a very long time coming.

    J.P.

  • In reply to: Larry has no integrity

    July 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm #22178
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    I still believe that Larry fully intends to deliver all products backed.  This may take a long time, as LH Labs appears to be operating on a shoestring budget.  This means that production batches will be small and I would not be surprised if they send at least half of production to the market from the very first batch.  This may be necessary to generate the funds to build the next batch.

    In spite of my belief in their intent to deliver, my respect for LH Labs is in the toilet and I have no desire to ever give them any more money.

    J.P.

  • In reply to: This chart should be much more clear.

    July 25, 2017 at 11:15 am #22172
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    More evidence of stupidity?  When do you expect them to renew their domain registration, one week, one month, one year before it expires?  When would you renew your domain?  Much bigger companies have actually allowed their domain registration to expire and were saved by a good samaritan supporter (think Micro$oft).  Is this evidence of stupidity?

    Why the attitude?

    J.P.

  • In reply to: This chart should be much more clear.

    July 15, 2017 at 10:48 pm #22147
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    Larry…  LARRY…  Are you there Larry?  @Larry Ho, is anyone listening?

    How about an update on the Wave project.  It’s been a while now, there should be some new information that you can give us.  We are curious as to what year these will start shipping.

    J.P.

  • In reply to: It's July, is R&D Finished?

    July 14, 2017 at 11:42 pm #22144
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    With the extreme lack of information in the rare updates that we do get, we have no idea where it is now.  The last I remember, they were almost (but not quite) done with testing, needed to do “one more” spin on the main board (hopefully fixing the last of the significant design errors) and needed to tweak the case to properly fit the display that they were planning on using.

    Larry, where are we today?  Is is possible that these will start shipping this year or will the last 1% of the development process continue to crawl along at geological speeds, towards possible shipping some time late in 2018?  How about a realistic projection, not the pie-in-the-sky could happen as soon as xxx if everything goes exactly right and all outside sources deliver early.

    Of course, nobody from LH Labs has even looked at the forum in months, so we are exceedingly unlikely to get any kind of response.  :-(

    J.P.

  • In reply to: May 18 indiegogo Source campaign update

    July 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm #21802
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    Well, we are at the end of “the first week of July +-5 days” first shipment time period.  I have not read any reports of shipping notices being received and am sure that at least one of the first half dozen to receive such notice will report it somewhere.  Given the ~4:1 Larry Ho to real world time ratio, the first Source SEs may go out somewhere between the end of July (right!!!) and end of August.  I am curious as to how well that time ratio will hold up.

    This does not bode well for backers of the regular Sources.  At this rate, we would be doing well to get any out before December.  :-(

    J.P.

  • wingsounds13
    Participant

    There are still 7 on Amazon, and the price is down to $1076.79.  I thought that they were down to 5 at some point over this past year, but I could be wrong there.  That’s just a little more than I paid for mine on indiegogo.

    Either they are getting new stock, or the sales rate is really REALLY slow.  Considering the price, certainly the sales rate is slow, but I have a hard time believing that it is zero.  If it were that low I would think that Amazon would purge it from their warehouse.

    J.P.

  • wingsounds13
    Participant

    I certainly do believe that LH Labs is running on a shoestring budget right now.  They have had several major products in development for way too long and only a few products actually shippable at this time.  I am not too concerned about LH Labs declaring bankruptcy though.  This is Larry’s baby, and I think that he has way too much invested in it (and not just money) to let it die without giving it everything that he has to keep it alive.

    The Wave MAY be the breakthrough product that gets LH Labs back on its feet.  Of course, they will have to start selling it as soon as possible, well before all of the indiegogo backers have been fulfilled.  I don’t really agree with this, but accept it as a potential economic necessity.  As long as at least half of production goes to backers, this may not be all that bad – depending on the production rate.

    I don’t know the market that well, but the Source could well help to get their doldrums too.  Certainly there are a number of overpriced servers in the audiophile market, so it might be a mover.

    I don’t know what’s up with the Pulse.  They should be able to build them, they have built a couple thousand already.  While it is a good sounding DAC, they may have priced themselves out of the market, as there are a number of really good sounding DACs in a similar and lower price class.

    Where do they go from here?

    J.P.

  • In reply to: May 18 indiegogo Source campaign update

    July 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm #21794
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    Well played.  :-)  I understand the position and can’t really refute it.  I was in no way limiting it to July (of any year).  I was just feeling really optimistic at the time and wanted to kick it off.

    Now that we are past starting the pool on when the FIRST Source will ship, how about when we think that we will receive OUR sources?  I say that mine may arrive November 31, but not saying what year.  :-)  My cause for optimism is that I was something like #27 to back the Source.  Then again, backing order didn’t seem to have any significant correlation with Pulse DAC deliveries…  :-/

    J.P.

  • In reply to: May 18 indiegogo Source campaign update

    July 9, 2017 at 10:28 am #21752
    wingsounds13
    Participant

    No problem.  Our frustration over LH Labs glacial (or geological) development and production speeds blinds us to many things.  Although humor is important at this stage in order to maintain our grip on sanity, subtlety is often lost.  Perhaps we should all practice placing flags on our humorous statements to help others catch our true intent.

    As expected, no evidence of shipment in the first week of July.  Now it is just a matter of watching and waiting to see how many more weeks (late) until SEs start shipping.  Anybody want to start a pool?  What date do YOU think the first Source will ship out?  :-)  My money is on July 27, and  I am almost certainly early with that guess.  Any other bets on ANY date in July?

    Then again, I backed the early bird Source 2Tb and would be surprised to see mine before October, even if the SEs start shipping before the end of July.

    J.P.