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GAH! + ugh. = 3rd batch is not good.

UPDATE: Batch #4 has been started today and we are supposed to have that shipped out to us on the 27th. We'll do the soldering and testing. Should have mics out for shipping/sale about a week after that.  We are having them ship the mic capsules to us on the 23rd, so we should be able to know that we're finally having a solid opportunity to fulfill everyone's orders. If the capsules are good (not sure how they wouldn't be since they'll be factory-direct) then it will be really tough to have another hiccup in the assembly. We'll just need...

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Another Shipping Time Update

 Mics are now en route from the manufacturer. Looks like they were shipped a few hours ago so that means we'll likely get them on Saturday. We'll run them through the QC gauntlet--that has claimed many souls--and then hopefully ship a big batch to our shipper on Monday. This puts us at getting the mics shipped to you mid next week depending on how quickly our shipper can dish them out. We're also getting some mute slider button samples and are testing some new types of mic capsules to see if we can polish the 2.0 sound quality. Additionally, we're...

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Update on ship time estimate

We are expecting to have the 3rd batch shipped out (to us) on Monday, November the 12th. You know the drill: if we have no surprises we'll get the mics assembled and shipped to our shipper who will ship them out to you likely around the weekend of the 17th. We'll update when we know more- I hope all my fellow US denizens are voting today! Cheers, J

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3rd Batch is the Charm...

UPDATE 11/1/12- #1: The mold is finished and looks good. It's being tested for production/quality. Pending good results, we'll pull the trigger on the run. Mics may be here in ~10 days if that's the case. #2:  We have good news on a contingency plan that's looking like it can step up if need be (but we're pretty sure we won't need it). #3:  QC-passed units from batch 2 chipped away at orders up to those who ordered on the 29th of August. You should get an email if yours was shipped. </update>   The new (microphone-friendly) mold will be...

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Ugh. Bad news on the 2nd batch ...

Not sure how to say it...  91% of the 2nd batch mics didn't pass QC. This is incredibly frustrating to all involved ... but there is good news on the horizon: We are very certain of what's wrong and know we can fix it in the next batch Additional wait shouldn't be very long. ~2-3 weeks. Enough passed QC to chip away some off the wait list and all of those waiting for replacements Mute version is coming along  In the spirit of transparency we whipped up a video that does a little explaining and lets you listen to what...

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