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Supply chain issues
« on: November 04, 2021, 11:13:47 AM »
Like many businesses we are starting to feel the effects of supply chain problems. The biggest issue has been that our transformer winder has been struggling to get the materials they need. At the moment we are awaiting power transformers for Crack kit, S.E.X. kit and MonAmour kit orders that we had hoped to have in stock several weeks ago. We were just given an ETA of next week for their arrival and have all other parts queued up. The earliest orders for those kits will go out promptly when the transformers arrive.

We have current Crackatwoa and StereomourII orders covered, but any new Crackatwoa and StereomourII orders will not be able to ship until we receive power transformers in early/mid December. So we would be talking about the longer end of our typical four to six weeks plus scenario.

We also have a delay in the premium Electroswitch rotary switches we use in our stepped attenuators. This affects Bee2Quiet, MourQuiet, TwoQuiet and Mainline kits. The ETA for those switches is January. UPDATE I was just informed we have one attenuator set left for a Mainline.

We are also awaiting the latest run of Jager speaker cabinet panels. Those should be in stock soon.
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Re: Supply chain issues
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 08:09:35 PM »
Thanks for the update Doc.

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Re: Supply chain issues
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2021, 05:27:39 AM »
Got good news late yesterday that the power transformers for the Crack and S.E.X. kit orders are shipping today.
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Re: Supply chain issues
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2021, 12:56:34 PM »
We got the PT-10 power transformers in this morning and a good sized batch of Crack kits (13 orders, through October 6th) were packed today. They will ship this afternoon (USPS) and tomorrow (UPS). We will be packing some S.E.X. kits next and then another even larger batch of Crack kits.
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Re: Supply chain issues
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2021, 12:45:13 PM »
Today's update - we just got word that the output transformers and plate chokes for most of the S.E.X. kits and Stereomour II kits on order will be shipping to us in about two to two and a half weeks. The shipment was originally slated to be here a week ago, but it seems that all of the iron we have ordered lately is taking about two to three weeks longer to ship than originally estimated. Normally we project our needs for a quarter and order accordingly. We increased the size of our outstanding orders where possible to help avoid the recurrence of this lag. Thanks for your patience with us while we ride thru this supply chain stuff.

Early next week we will be focusing on packing and shipping some BeePre2s and Kaijus and then moving on to other kits.
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Re: Supply chain issues
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2021, 05:23:42 AM »
More Crack kits will be packing and shipping today. Currently kitting BeePre2 and Kaiju parts.
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Re: Supply chain issues
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2021, 08:56:54 AM »


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Re: Supply chain issues
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 03:19:41 PM »
As of today we are caught up on Kaiju, Eros, Mainline and Moreplay kits. We also shipped another batch of Crack kits today. Great news is that the iron for the S.E.X. kits and Stereomour II kits should be here Friday. We will be coming in to work Friday to get out as many of those orders as possible
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