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post #61 of 363
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Originally Posted by NicksHitachi View Post

Subd. Just out of curiosity.

Have all the pieces and parts from the last GB been shipped yet?

As stated in the beginning, the old group buy woofers are almost completed. That is what we are working on now daily. About half of the remaining woofers have been invoiced for the final balance and are awaiting payment so they can be shipped. The others are in progress right now and will all be completed before the new orders start being built.
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Originally Posted by nube View Post

So I've already been invoiced for the drivers I'm securing through the group buy. They were invoiced at the 50-99 quantity pricing.

Just curious if that's how it's gonna be so that they get the first shipped out the door exactly when the group buy ends? It wasn't immediately clear to me via the emailed invoices that that was what the plan was, but I'm fine with it if so.

I should clarify that we stared by invoicing the first 20 woofers yesterday. There will be a 3 week lead time from payment to shipping to allow time for the machining work and assembly. I'll post up some pictures throughout the process so people can see things actually being built. I ordered up steel for the first 50 woofers today which will arrive tomorrow. Machining will begin right away on those parts. As the machining is done we ship the steel off to be zinc plated. It usually comes back within 3-5 days and we can be ready to start assembling the drivers. Sending the first invoices now puts things on a good timeline allowing us to transition right into the new group buy woofers to begin shipping 3 weeks from now . Next week will invoice for the next 20 woofers in the queue, to be shipped 3 weeks from when those payments are made. We will continue this schedule until all the woofers are invoiced and shipped.

Here is the current list I was provided a few days ago. there may be others since then but Chop has not passed the others on to me yet. I will get this up on my forum so I can keep better track of it, but here is how things currently sit based on the information I was given.

JP 16x TD15M-4 - invoiced 2/18/2013 - expected ship date 3/11/2013
VC 2x TD12X-8 - invoiced 2/18/2013 - expected ship date 3/11/2013
AP 2x TD12X (need to verify impedance) - invoiced 2/18/2013 - expected ship date 3/11/2013
TS 3x TD12 (needs to verify model and impedance) - expected invoice date 2/25/2013 - expected ship date 3/18/2013
KS 2x TD12M-8 and 3x TD15M-8 - expected invoice date 2/25/2013 - expected ship date 3/18/2013
NK 1x TD12M (needs to verify impedance) - expected invoice date 2/25/2013 - expected ship date 3/18/2013

The woofers were invoiced at the 50pc price break. With the quantity being in the 30's I expect the 50pc point to be surpassed. For now woofers are expected to be in the 50-99pc price range. With the current quantity that is the best estimation I can give. I didn't want to hold off until the end of the group buy when we can start delivering woofers sooner by invoicing now. If the quantity does go over 100 I will reimburse the difference to those who paid the 50pc price.
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Originally Posted by hometheaterdoc View Post

Still waiting on confirmation of TD6 pricing to make up my mind what I would like to get on this group buy..........

Regular pricing on the TD6M is $199. Pricing breaks are as follows:
4pcs they would be $185, 10pcs $176, 25pcs $167, 50pcs $158, 100pcs $150

John
Edited by John_E_Janowitz - 2/19/13 at 11:02am
post #62 of 363
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Just wanted to be sure you got my pms John, in regard to the order for T.S...he has decided to go with 3 of the TD15M woofers.

Also, see pm for initials C.H. order for one TD12S

Thanks for chimming in on the TD6 woofs
Edited by ChopShop1 - 2/19/13 at 11:35am
post #63 of 363
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I haven't even started the mega's and I am already tempted by the pricing on the TD6M's to build something for my living room!! Maybe a single 10, dual 6 and HF section of choice.... biggrin.gif
post #64 of 363
PM sent to Chop with my 14 piece order...
post #65 of 363
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Originally Posted by hometheaterdoc View Post

PM sent to Chop with my 14 piece order...

got it! All set, order in.smile.gif
post #66 of 363
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Originally Posted by hometheaterdoc View Post

PM sent to Chop with my 14 piece order...

Good on ya!
post #67 of 363
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Link to the list on John's site to keep you all updated


http://www.aespeakers.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3196
post #68 of 363
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Originally Posted by ChopShop1 View Post

Link to the list on John's site to keep you all updated


http://www.aespeakers.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3196

43 drivers so far, closing in on 50!
post #69 of 363
Whooaaa...Another AE group buy. Very tempted.
post #70 of 363
I didn't go with the GB, but I ordered 4 drivers about 2 mo's ago, plus or minus and got them yesterday, so I'd say they are catching up.
post #71 of 363
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Exactly one week left on the group buy guys
post #72 of 363
Have it reached 50 yet?
post #73 of 363
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Originally Posted by madlim View Post

Have it reached 50 yet?

According to the orders I have, and have passed on to John, we have exceeded the 50 mark.
post #74 of 363
Can more still get thrown in?
post #75 of 363
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

Can more still get thrown in?

Yes. 1 week left.

My final 2 woofers from the last group buy shipped this week. smile.gif

-Max
post #76 of 363
Great, I got one more week to decide on another TD12M for the center speaker. biggrin.gif
post #77 of 363
e-mail sent. Thank you ChopShop1 very much for your effort.

Kindest regards,

M
Edited by mefistofelez - 3/3/13 at 11:40am
post #78 of 363
invoice received and paid... it's on! 14 pieces shipping in a few weeks *if delivery schedule holds, of course*...............................................

so I went from waiting around to get started on one project (big horn project), to now doing 4+ builds:

1) Zephyr build with stock and upgraded crossovers so buddy I'm building them for can compare sonics and see which one works best for him. Custom 1.5" Double layer BB box all around with some additional resonance dampening techniques beyond the crazy amount of bracing already planned. I'm just wiring crossovers and hooking everything up on this one.... cabinets are being made by my cabinet guys.
2) Wayne Parham 3Pi speakers with the upgraded drivers (DE250/AE TD12S from this group buy). Again, crazy box beyond Wayne's plans (with his encouragement) and upgraded crossovers. It'll be an interesting comparison with the Zephyr above. Said buddy went a little nuts and wanted to hear the two designs in his room with his electronics to see which one he liked better.... again, I'll just be directing cabinet guys on how the boxes are made and then wiring the crossovers and doing final hookup on these.
3) my big horn project with SEOS24, Iwata300, AE TD15M & TD15H, JBL 2446 & 2447 with beryllium Truextant diaphragms, BMS 4592ND & 4595ND - multiple combinations of builds here and weeding out which combo "wins", or if none of them win and I lose all of them and I just run the TD15Hs as subs with EQ to mate up with Harbeth speakers that were in that room to begin with.... given that crossover between woofer and horn will likely be in the 500Hz range or lower (doing passive on BMS coaxial CD), I'm looking at active crossover here initially and likely putting in the high end trinnov unit to try and compare against DEQx or equivalent with external D/A stages possible.
4) theater speaker system with BMS 4550 on SEOS12 plastic over top of dual AE TD6H woofers for LCR. They'll be wall mounted and angled to the seating to get them up and out of the way of a certain 10 month old who likes to beat on my expensive speakers with his toys. I'll have to fabricate my own boxes for those given the projects I've given my cabinet guys with the three cabinet builds above. BMS 4550 on EOS6 or EOS8 over top of a single TD6M for surrounds. I'll likely beef up a set of the pre-fab PE cabinets in gloss black for those as they are cheap and I'm not as concerned with the surrounds as far as overbuilt boxes are concerned. Those will likely be my first measurement and design crossovers as the boxes will be done sooner (given they are pre-fab) than the others that I'm waiting on...

lots of AE driver combo speakers to build soon.... and a few others to compare to the AE driver combo speakers... should be fun....
post #79 of 363
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Sweet HTDoc!! Interesting sounding builds, I wish I had it in me to experiment with a few like that. The schedule should hold pretty well...I was the first one invoiced and I am scheduled to ship 3/11. I wish more of us were close together to compare all the different AE/BMS builds and those similar.
post #80 of 363
That sounds awesome. I can never get the money/time graph to meet up to do multiple builds like that. I either have too much money and not enough time, or too much time and not enough money. biggrin.gif
post #81 of 363
the small theater build will take the longest since it will be me making the boxes... or it will wait until the others are done so the boxes can get on the schedule for the cabinet guys when they finish up the current projects.... no real rush on that build anyways given that we haven't watched a movie in that room in 10+ months given that it is nearly beside his nursery. The biggest thing will be getting the gear in there now sold so it can be converted into a dual use room as his playroom as well... it's already a large L-shaped room where he's got toy setup in one half of the L... this just protects the theater side that has gear down low, accessible, with expensive floorstanders sitting out and within reach of tonka trucks smashing into them..... by making it a full babyproof playroom/tv watching setup, that gives us options for outlets for his playtime when it's not nice enough outside so he isn't terrorizing the nicer living room stuff downstairs..... and it will be a super cool setup for watching Finding Nemo, Cars, etc. in the not too distant future when TV is allowed and he wants to watch the same videos over and over and over again....... gotta start him early on the audio obsession by giving him his own cool theater setup smile.gif
post #82 of 363
I just added 4 TD18 to the list smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif That will go with my B&C +TD12 build that I just finished.

Thanks Chopshop for putting in the effort.

R
post #83 of 363
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Originally Posted by hometheaterdoc View Post

the small theater build will take the longest since it will be me making the boxes... or it will wait until the others are done so the boxes can get on the schedule for the cabinet guys when they finish up the current projects.... no real rush on that build anyways given that we haven't watched a movie in that room in 10+ months given that it is nearly beside his nursery. The biggest thing will be getting the gear in there now sold so it can be converted into a dual use room as his playroom as well... it's already a large L-shaped room where he's got toy setup in one half of the L... this just protects the theater side that has gear down low, accessible, with expensive floorstanders sitting out and within reach of tonka trucks smashing into them..... by making it a full babyproof playroom/tv watching setup, that gives us options for outlets for his playtime when it's not nice enough outside so he isn't terrorizing the nicer living room stuff downstairs..... and it will be a super cool setup for watching Finding Nemo, Cars, etc. in the not too distant future when TV is allowed and he wants to watch the same videos over and over and over again....... gotta start him early on the audio obsession by giving him his own cool theater setup smile.gif

That is absolutely awesome!! It's great when they actually like it too. My daughter still can't speak correctly on all words, and all she talks about is the new "theetier" that we are getting in the new house. It's very cool when everyone shares in the fun. I have actually been thinking about doing a small setup in her playroom too. I'm either going to have to spend the $$ on a decent TV setup for in there, or just buy something like one of the Epson pjs and a small screen.
post #84 of 363
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Originally Posted by runitca View Post

I just added 4 TD18 to the list smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif That will go with my B&C +TD12 build that I just finished.

Thanks Chopshop for putting in the effort.

R

Your order is in sir!!
post #85 of 363
ChopShop,
P.M. sent. Thank your for organizing this buy.

Jeff L.
post #86 of 363
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Ok guys, I have our order, to this point, up to date. I have to forward the complete list, start to finish, with each person at their respective place in line based on time ordered, by tomorrow. We are up to 72 pieces!!! It may not show on the AE site, cause John takes a bit to update his end, but I have orders for 72. 28 more and we get another pricing break, so don't be bashfull with the last minute orders!!....heck, I might even buy some td6 and td10's just for good meausre!
post #87 of 363
Chop, I might have a couple more last minutes for ya. I'm waffling back and forth between snagging the same; a handful of TD6 and or TD10's. smile.gif
post #88 of 363
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Originally Posted by bass addict View Post

Chop, I might have a couple more last minutes for ya. I'm waffling back and forth between snagging the same; a handful of TD6 and or TD10's. smile.gif

I hear ya. I feel like with 6 or the TD6, six of the TD10 and a few Scan revs or a similar tweeter, I can make some killer living room speaks. Dual ten midbass, dual 6 mids and the highend tweets would probably make for a great combo. Matt, you wanna do another xover biggrin.gif
post #89 of 363
PM sent for two TD10S 4ohm drivers.
Thanks for putting this together!
post #90 of 363
Just under the wire... PM sent!
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