Originally Posted by yadfgp
Why not just use any version or all of them if that were an option and just state what version they used. I don't think it's a very good point at all.
I'm definitely interested in the upgrade but I hate to say it, and no offense to Kevin or Mark, it still will make people wonder why they haven't posted the numbers up for an A and B comparison. Like they're trying to hide something. Even if they really aren't trying to hide something.
Mostly it has been a lower priority for me as we work on the driver supply and kit availability. While I make a lot more on these kits than I did on the sale of original MFW-15s (that's not hard!
), this kit is more a matter of offering a solid, quality option to owners who want more from their MFW-15 than AV321 was able to provide. If Kevin wasn't doing most of the legwork, it likely wouldn't have happened given all I have on my plate with Seaton Sound.
Until we are confident in when we'll have a pile of kits available to ship out, appeasing the skeptics is of little concern, as those will be the same guys harassing us weekly and complaining why they can't buy one yet.
The irony is that all of you purchased the MFW-15 without such measurements, so all that really matters is the relative change. Kevin & I have described what the improvements are and what that translates to in real listening. We now have a handful of the first upgraders with the kit installed observing changes right in line with what was we suggested. My own MFW-15 has been Turbo'd and is at Kevin's so I don't have one handy to do the comparison. I *hope* and intend to have time to do a set of measurements on someone's MFW-15 vs. the Turbo version once we're set to deliver a bunch.
This kit wasn't intended to be an AV321 style bargain. It is intended as a premium option with very high confidence in delivering an obvious improvement in sound quality, performance, overall build quality, and attention to detail. Perceived value is always a personal measure. I had no expectation of Pure-Evil finding this to be a good deal when his reference point of value was obviously un-sustainable prices and quality from AV321. If he does find this of interest I take that as a very nice compliment to what is being offered.