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Offline Doc B.

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Brainstorming session
« on: May 26, 2022, 06:14:58 AM »
For the first time since Covid hit PJ, PB, Eileen and I had a day long brainstorming session at world headquarters. Great to get back into the old groove.

The highlights were as follows -

The second BeePre2 upgrade kit is nearing readiness for orders. We just have to do some final edits and make sure our inventory is complete.

Moreplay updates are next in the queue and we have a pretty good sense of how those will go together. PB will do some prototypes and once those are signed off we will do our best to fast track the manual write.

The high powered amp project is not dead. It has just been in hibernation, due in part to our transformer winder being so behind on production the past several months. Now that they are getting caught up we will ask for the prototypes we sent specs for a while back.

And of course we went off on a fun exploration of new ideas. This one was proposed by PJ, a small (like bookshelf size) speaker that is reasonably efficient like the Jagers. Ideas were kicked around and parts were ordered for a POC prototype before the day's end.  It might be great, it might suck. But it will be fun to experiment and learn from regardless.
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Offline kgoss

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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 06:23:42 AM »
The brainstorming session sounds great, thanks for the update. I know its been really rough lately with the supply chain issues plus only you and Eileen doing all the day to day stuff. Thanks for hanging in there and keeping Bottlehead going!
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 07:09:56 AM »
I'm so excited! And I love that you posted this peek-behind-the-curtains info that most companies would keep super secret!
Colin
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2022, 09:23:18 AM »
I'm curious about the bookshelf speakers, though my wife prefers towers lol.  Havent had a chance to experience a SET system (though I don't have a SET tube amp yet), but maybe if the price is right.

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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2022, 10:17:29 AM »
Well, so am I. We have a couple different drivers on order and we'll see how they sound.
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2022, 11:45:24 AM »
I could absolutely do the mental gymnastics required to buy some bookshelf speakers. And I’d have to power them with something, so I guess you’d immediately talk me into a new SEX amp.
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2022, 07:52:11 PM »
I'm sure if the speakers come to fruition, they will be high quality pieces. My Kilpsch RP-600M's are excellent with S3X. An even more efficient BH bookshelf should be spectacular and a great match.

I am interested in the updated Moreplay. Will be keeping my eyes peeled ..... very nice to hear the company pushing forward!

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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2022, 02:24:12 AM »
Thanks for the update.  Look forward to the BeePre2 and Moreplay upgrades!
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2022, 09:14:32 AM »
Really excited for Moreplay upgrades and bookshelf speakers! Any ideas how many upgrades you see for the Moreplay?


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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2022, 10:25:43 AM »
The Moreplay will have two upgrades (that we know of so far). 

I just received PC boards for the first half of the first upgrade. 
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2022, 03:23:34 PM »
"The high powered amp project is not dead"
Is this 845 SE amp? more hint please...

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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2022, 03:50:20 PM »
"The high powered amp project is not dead"
Is this 845 SE amp? more hint please...
No, it's not.
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2022, 11:13:40 AM »
Thanks for sneak preview.  Looking forward to end results to all of your ideas.
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2022, 03:50:28 PM »
Probably available next April.  8)
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Re: Brainstorming session
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2022, 08:46:16 AM »
Just as I was getting content with my setup with all the upgrades over the last couple years, you tease us with the Moreplay upgrades. Looking forward to them!