When the CNC company gets busy, things don't move as fast as we'd all like for custom stuff. Sometimes I'm completely at their mercy and I hope most people realize that. Custom does take a while because it's done when there is spare time. But it normally gets done assuming I've had the parts in hand to test fit everything. The issue about people wanting the 2cuft SEOS flat pack made for the E&E woofer isn't as easy as it seems. The 2cuft flat pack was made specifically for the Eminence, and it's a double layer baffle. So changing out the woofer means both baffles need changing. If the A&E woofer didn't have that big gasket around it, this would have been no problem at all. But the extra gasket diameter gets very close to the waveguide and also the ports. I can't move the ports any lower in the box, and can't move the waveguide any higher. So I've got a couple different baffles cut to see how this will all work out. I'm confident one design will be okay and we'll be good to go.
2 days ago the CNC company delivered 3 pallets of stuff because it was raining and I couldn't pick it up in my truck. I'll be going through it this weekend and packaging things up.
Emails and PM's are difficult right now. Most people do understand that and I do have a notice on the first page of the site. I read them all and make notes. But if I get 40 in a day, I read through them all at lunch or in the evening, take notes, reply to some easy ones and tell myself I will try to get to the others a little later. The next day I have 40 more.......it starts to snow ball.
All and all most people understand that this is a busy time of year for me and I'm helping with the BMS group buy for free, and trying to get that organized with the double pallet of stuff from Poland that people ordered. I've only had one guy get mad about the BMS stuff and tell me he was highly disappointed. Well, 'disappointment is an understatement'. That kind of stinks to get an email like that. 3 days ago I literally packaged stuff for 13 hours. Arrived at 9:00, got home at 11:30 at night. My lady friend brought me dinner around 8:00. But I did get 3 car loads of stuff knocked off the list.
92 horns and waveguides needed packaging. Some well over 2' wide. A pallet of compression drivers, some needing to be rewrapped individually, some orders wanting half sent here, half sent there, hold the waveguides but send the CD, keeping track of screen names versus real names.. And then the normal flat packs and other speaker kits that have been ordered needed to go out as well......with everything packaged to arrive safely. I'm not even remotely complaining because I really do like doing this. I'm just saying that there's more going on than just packaging up 5 compression drivers.
But it's all good.
My busy time ends in about 2 weeks. I'm training another guy to take more of the landscaping work off of me so I can start to focus on audio and see where it takes us.