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hi RT,

left the US feb 7. ETA philippines feb.25 + customs + delivery to me.

I'm guessing Mar. 7 at the earliest

I'm excited for you too Mike

Should be unreal.

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hi RT,

left the US feb 7. ETA philippines feb.25 + customs + delivery to me.

I'm guessing Mar. 7 at the earliest

I saw that you had posted in this thread and I was going to ask the same question. I hope your subs arrive in perfect condition.
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I'm excited for you too Mike

Should be unreal.

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thanks, at first glance I thought you said: should be your "funeral"
still would have been fitting though

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I saw that you had posted in this thread and I was going to ask the same question. I hope your subs arrive in perfect condition.

I hope so too can't wait!

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I bet... its been a LONG time a coming.
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12/07/2007 Awaiting Woodshop
12/07/2007 Awaiting Woodshop
01/16/2008 Awaiting Paint Everyone is healthy again; You've got a box waiting for paint now.
01/24/2008 In Paintroom
01/29/2008 In Final Assembly
02/08/2008 Processing


YEAH! Two months has been a long wait. Then again, we just moved the new Berklines upstairs to the theater a few hours before the Superbowl. Next weekend may have to be serious movie time if it gets here (not sure how long the frieght companies take...little baby 400+ lb sub!)

Also I need to make a 2' x 4' home subdude for this thing. Have just the sheet of MDF sitting around...
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I've the same problem. I ordered mine around the same date...And its still in final assembly. Why does it take so much time (more than 2 months!) to make a sub??

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YEAH! Two months has been a long wait. Then again, we just moved the new Berklines upstairs to the theater a few hours before the Superbowl. Next weekend may have to be serious movie time if it gets here (not sure how long the frieght companies take...little baby 400+ lb sub!)

Also I need to make a 2' x 4' home subdude for this thing. Have just the sheet of MDF sitting around...

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It doesnt, they just have other subs to make for other people, and not enough working hands to do it all quickly
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chris / alex / ben:

will you be sending any subs to craigs for the GTG shootout? seems that he already has the A7-900 for the benchmark. Most of us would love to see both the A7S-450 and the ported A7-450.

would be a shame without those two key subs.

my thoughts are that the A7s is a terrific sub that excels in music and HT. would love to know how it stacks up against the competition.
the ported A7 is important too, as many people do not have the room for the coffin 900 but would be more interested in a conquest like sub. this looks to be direct competition for the conquest.

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Hi Guys,

My HT room is about 16x12x8.

Would A2-300 be adequate? I am upgrading from JBL E150.

Initially I was looking at Bic H-100, but then...

Thanks
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chris / alex / ben:

will you be sending any subs to craigs for the GTG shootout? seems that he already has the A7-900 for the benchmark. Most of us would love to see both the A7S-450 and the ported A7-450.

would be a shame without those two key subs.

my thoughts are that the A7s is a terrific sub that excels in music and HT. would love to know how it stacks up against the competition.
the ported A7 is important too, as many people do not have the room for the coffin 900 but would be more interested in a conquest like sub. this looks to be direct competition for the conquest.

my2cents.

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A2-300 comes with spikes and with an option as hour glass feet.

Is the hourglass more for wood flooring (so that it should not scratch, damage)? or is there any "sound" advantage.

In other words, if the sub will be sitting on the carpeted floor, should one care for hourglass feet?

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I've the same problem. I ordered mine around the same date...And its still in final assembly. Why does it take so much time (more than 2 months!) to make a sub??

Lots of orders, bad weather, people being sick, people quitting. Sort of a 'perfect storm' of events slowing us down.

OTOH, the idea of waiting a few weeks for such a major purpose is no big deal. The people who have a particular item they want, but refuse to wait a month...makes no sense to me. Kind of like buying a new car every year or two. All about impulse rather than a reasoned decision.

I intend to have this sub destroying my house for the next 10+ years. A few weeks wait is just not so important. Besides, I'm concerned with other things, such as actually moving it up into the house, getting it into place on a homemade subdude, etc! And then calibration begins...after I finish my bass traps.
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A2-300 comes with spikes and with an option as hour glass feet.

Is the hourglass more for wood flooring (so that it should not scratch, damage)? or is there any "sound" advantage.

In other words, if the sub will be sitting on the carpeted floor, should one care for hourglass feet?

Thanks,

I got the hourglass feet because I have wood floors. I put felt rounds on the bottom of them and it moves easily across the floor. The spikes come with tiny round discs (felt on the bottom) which would have worked for me as well; however they are a pain to get the sub onto. As for sound, I think there is zero difference. The spikes will dig down into carpet and the sub will never move.
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Lots of orders, bad weather, people being sick, people quitting. Sort of a 'perfect storm' of events slowing us down.

OTOH, the idea of waiting a few weeks for such a major purpose is no big deal. The people who have a particular item they want, but refuse to wait a month...makes no sense to me. Kind of like buying a new car every year or two. All about impulse rather than a reasoned decision.

I intend to have this sub destroying my house for the next 10+ years. A few weeks wait is just not so important. Besides, I'm concerned with other things, such as actually moving it up into the house, getting it into place on a homemade subdude, etc! And then calibration begins...after I finish my bass traps.

I agree with this. And to add, many of the now popular Internet Direct (ID) sub companies are going through, or did go through, similar growing pains. Reading the eD blog, it seems they are bent on fixing the building delay.
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I got the hourglass feet because I have wood floors. I put felt rounds on the bottom of them and it moves easily across the floor. The spikes come with tiny round discs (felt on the bottom) which would have worked for me as well; however they are a pain to get the sub onto. As for sound, I think there is zero difference. The spikes will dig down into carpet and the sub will never move.

The hourglass comes as additional or in lieu of...
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Hi Guys,

My HT room is about 16x12x8.

Would A2-300 be adequate? I am upgrading from JBL E150.

Initially I was looking at Bic H-100, but then...

Thanks

Anyone??
I would appreciate your response.
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The problem is only you can determine what is adequate. The A2-300 goes a lot lower and plays a lot louder than the JBL that you have. It is a huge improvement over what you have now. As to the hour glass feet. They are a piece that you add to the spiked feet to make the hour glass feet.
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I added the hour glass feet to my A5-350, even though it's on a subdude.
It added clearance and makes it easier and safer to move.
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The hourglass comes as additional or in lieu of...

You screw the tip of the spike off, then screw in a threaded piece and screw the hour glass feet onto the threaded portion. If you look in, I think, the "I bought an eD A5-450" thread you'll find pictures.

The eD subs are heavy and with the weight I would think the spike feet would dig into the carpet and pose a risk of tearing it if you move the sub and aren't careful. I'd definitely go with the hour glass feet.
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What I did instead of using the little metal disc. I had a 1" round wooden dowl and cut four pieces about 1/4" thick. The spikes dig right into the wood but does not split it. Makes it a lot easier if you want to move the sub and trying to get those metal disc under each spike.
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The problem is only you can determine what is adequate. The A2-300 goes a lot lower and plays a lot louder than the JBL that you have. It is a huge improvement over what you have now. As to the hour glass feet. They are a piece that you add to the spiked feet to make the hour glass feet.

Thanks,

I just was trying to make sure exactly that it will bring-in major improvement and I will not regret for going for a bigger one.

"Huge improvement" is what I am looking for.

Thanks again.
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You screw the tip of the spike off, then screw in a threaded piece and screw the hour glass feet onto the threaded portion. If you look in, I think, the "I bought an eD A5-450" thread you'll find pictures.

The eD subs are heavy and with the weight I would think the spike feet would dig into the carpet and pose a risk of tearing it if you move the sub and aren't careful. I'd definitely go with the hour glass feet.

Thanks,

I guess it would be safer to get those hourglass feet for just $15 more.
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hi RT,

left the US feb 7. ETA philippines feb.25 + customs + delivery to me.

I'm guessing Mar. 7 at the earliest

Grease a few palms and get them by the 1st . Hopefully, the container isn't on the backend of the ship getting wet .

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chris / alex / ben:

will you be sending any subs to craigs for the GTG shootout? seems that he already has the A7-900 for the benchmark. Most of us would love to see both the A7S-450 and the ported A7-450.

would be a shame without those two key subs.

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the ported A7 is important too, as many people do not have the room for the coffin 900 but would be more interested in a conquest like sub. this looks to be direct competition for the conquest.

my2cents.

Is eD going to reply to that post?
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Grease a few palms and get them by the 1st . Hopefully, the container isn't on the backend of the ship getting wet .

haha, believe me, you don't want to be dealing with the local customs. this is the reason I did not have the units shipped directly to me, dealing with the local customs is like dealing with the devil. (you're sure to lose something, it's just a matter of how small or big)

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haha, believe me, you don't want to be dealing with the local customs. this is the reason I did not have the units shipped directly to me, dealing with the local customs is like dealing with the devil. (you're sure to lose something, it's just a matter of how small or big)

Has anybody received an A7-450 that you know of? I would like to hear what they had to say about that sub.
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haha, believe me, you don't want to be dealing with the local customs. this is the reason I did not have the units shipped directly to me, dealing with the local customs is like dealing with the devil. (you're sure to lose something, it's just a matter of how small or big)

Manila, 1971-imported a Norton 750 Commando (71-horses!!! Baaad-@sssss!!!) from England-wife went to customs (customs guys wouldn't ask her for a bribe-some kind of macho-sh!t, don't ask me)-she had to sit there for three days-finally the guy signs the docs and puts them in his outbox-wife picks them up-we get bike...seriously!- BTW: great bike but I needed a PhD in 4-cycle bike engines to keep it running, and unfortunately I was rather engine-ignorant at the time.

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Is eD going to reply to that post?

no need to...

If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.

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Has anybody received an A7-450 that you know of? I would like to hear what they had to say about that sub.

yes, Johnny Drama posted awhile back, even with pics of it in his room. he said he was gonna fix everything up before commenting ... but he hasn't checked in yet.

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Manila, 1971-imported a Norton 750 Commando (71-horses!!! Baaad-@sssss!!!) from England-wife went to customs (customs guys wouldn't ask her for a bribe-some kind of macho-sh!t, don't ask me)-she had to sit there for three days-finally the guy signs the docs and puts them in his outbox-wife picks them up-we get bike...seriously!- BTW: great bike but I needed a PhD in 4-cycle bike engines to keep it running, and unfortunately I was rather engine-ignorant at the time.

It'd actually be easier if they asked for a bribe

were you stationed here? military?

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It'd actually be easier if they asked for a bribe

In the late 70s I worked for an international household goods forwarder that had the Del Monte business. We'd send 10 - 20 executives over to the Philippines every year. We would get invoices from our Manila partner for 100 business lunches for each entry. I asked why? Customs bribes...Oh? That was under Marcos...anything changed?

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