Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte
Oops I better go order my CDs...
Edit: does login on the site actually work? I had already registered to order the waveguides, but when I try to login again to order the CDs, the login button doesn't seem to do anything.
Login seems to work fine for me.
The give away will be done shortly. I think many people would be really surprised what a chunk of work this is!
I'm not complaining, but this is going to take longer than a few days. I'm hoping to get some friends or family to help out.
I'm trying to match up PM's with pre-orders from a month or so ago, and matching real names with screen names. Whether a person wanted any CD's, and what finish they wanted.
Then trying to keep up with the emails from others that did not pre-order but want there's "right now".
I literally have almost 400 emails in the past 2 weeks, and that's no joke. I know some people are going to get mad when I can't reply to them in a timely fashion, but there's simply not enough time in the day to do that while packaging things up. But don't worry, I will get through this.
Oh, and I'm also opening up every single waveguide and looking it over, and testing every single compression driver.
Here's why I'm checking every waveguide: I think most people know this from seeing/using other waveguides, but I should mention it anyway. When waveguides are made (or any similar plastic product) they leave thin slivers or tabs where holes are suppose to be. This is done for screw holes and the actual hole at the base of the throat where the CD fires through. The manufacturer will pop out those tabs after the part is made, then the smooth out where the tabs were by lightly sanding. Some companies actually use a razor blade to cut it out, which looks pretty bad and uneven. I specifically asked for that not to be done and I'm happy to say it wasn't. I've probably got about 100 different manufactured waveguides from QSC to JBL and all in between. As BWaslo pointed out to me once, they normally look pretty rough because the manufacturer doesn't spend a lot of time to clean them up perfectly. Or they cut them very uneven. I think Bwaslo said he sanded his down on the JBL's.
Well the SEOS looks pretty darn good, but I'm still checking each one anyway......because I'm nuts. The glossy model uses a different type of plastic and seems to be cleaner/smoother where the tabs were. On all the models I looked at, I couldn't even see where the tabs had been. Pretty impressive. The matte finish ones use a slightly harder plastic and you can see where the tabs were a little better. The manufacturer did lightly clean it up where needed and they look good. If I see any portion of the tab still there, I'm hitting it with a sander just to be on the safe side. But I'm not going to go to crazy because these look really good compared to the rest I've seen. Plus it doesn't even matter anyway.
I should get photos because I think most people would think I was nuts to even inspect each one like this. But I'm going to do it anyway. If I can get some pictures, I will.