Originally Posted by noah katz
Not sure that adding baffles for another woofer significantly adds to that.
And isn't that preferable to people not knowing the product is available, or if they do, having to bug you to order it as opposed to just click/buy?
It's not adding baffles that's really a problem. It's trying to explain why they can order the Tempest or other models in either ported, sealed, or slot ported designs. What makes each one different, etc. Then having them select the correct baffle, and the correct boxes to match them up, or if there is a box to match that baffle style. Those 3 options would make me have to get 3 different baffles, and 3 different boxes for just one design.
And keep in mind the CNC company won't cut 10 boxes here and there. It's got to be at least 80 to keep prices lower. So some stream lining has to happen or I won't be able to keep up.
Just for these standard boxes:
Overnight Sensation MTM's
New Aurasound model
SEOS 1 cuft
SEOS 2 cuft ported
All 8" woofer waveguide speakers
Some flat packs with no woofer cutouts.....
I've got over 20 pallets of flat packs right now. Because of how large the sub flat packs are, there will be at least 18 more over the next 2 weeks. That doesn't count random pallets of subwoofer samples and baffles. So 40 pallets.
Then of course realize that there's currently only one person tracking and packaging all of that. Then picture pallets of waveguides, compression drivers, keeping up with all crossover components, woofers, and all that stuff. And there are other things coming as well (not waveguide related). So while adding a few more options doesn't sound like too much, it can be.
As much as I'd love to help with every design that gets made up, it's nearly impossible.
The only other option I have to speed things up at this point is hiring someone part time. There were a lot of put downs, insinuations, and other junk that went on over the past month or so to possibly make me stop helping with this or undermine this particular project. All that did was push me more towards taking all of this up another notch.
I've been doing a lot of thinking on that and I do have some ideas. Just not sure yet.