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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now in its third trimester
« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2009, 11:59:10 AM »
Some progress....

It won't be long now... I'd have the TS-2 ready. I have a few units ready to go out the door, but want to finish everything first. I also need to take more photos for advertising purposes and create the Paypal order page for it.   ;D ;D ;D


Super - thank you for the update FiveFish and the nice photos!!

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now (stuck) in its third trimester
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2009, 12:37:46 PM »
With all the V3's in the YS at under $1k is it worth it to wait much longer?  Just sayin'. 
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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now in its third trimester
« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2009, 01:17:34 AM »
fwiw..

i would simply like to know if and what number i am on the waiting list.  i am sure many of us submitted a request to place our name on the list to receive one of the ten first run production models.  however, who knows where you are on that list...#3 or perhaps #33?  ???

would it not suck to hold off on a possible purchase opportunity for a new pre and then find out that you are #33 with nearly no chance of buying one of these...or maybe worse, you are not even on the list.

5fish, is there any way that you could send a confirmation email?..again, not asking for a firm committment on delivery dates and such.  just hey, you are #5 or whatever...or, sorry but i dont have you on the list.

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now in its third trimester
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2009, 09:29:31 AM »


I think that eight was the number for the first run of production models.
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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now in its third trimester
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2009, 10:16:10 PM »
8 or 10..either way it would be nice to know where you stand.  again, just my opinion and thoughts.

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now in its third trimester
« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2009, 10:36:47 PM »
Has anyone at TS received one of these?  I am interested, but am a little concerned about the lack of interest (for lack of a better word) five fish has shown on this item.

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now in its third trimester
« Reply #66 on: March 15, 2009, 11:20:10 PM »
i feel compelled to chime in...i have not received a response of any kind to messages placed here as well fivefishdiy's web forum.  the last reply i received was back in october and was to confirm that i was on the "list"...  this was back when units were projected to be ready for release right around thanksgiving.  however, no word at all over the holiday and past new year.  i tried to reach him in mid January 09 to confirm that i was in fact on the "list"...again, no answer.  i finally gave up.  i do understand business gets busy and family comes first, but a simple reply of name and number on "list" does not take much time.  it just seemed like there were too many quality pieces of gear coming through the YS to keep hanging on for hopefully making the "list" for the initial production run. 

i am also beginning to wonder if perhaps the pricing information initially provided here at TS for the first units, is simply far too low for the efforts required on his behalf.  hell, i dont know!  i hope the everything is okay.

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now in its third trimester
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2009, 06:55:38 AM »
this project has been re-named...now called "The Box of Rain"

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now (stuck) in its third trimester
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2009, 10:38:45 AM »
Nurse, 10cc oxytocin, stat.
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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now in its third trimester
« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2009, 05:42:53 PM »
Has anyone at TS received one of these?  I am interested, but am a little concerned about the lack of interest (for lack of a better word) five fish has shown on this item.

EDITED TO DELETE MY EARLIER POST:  I don't want my comments to affect anything in this thread.  Sorry for the rant.
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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now (stuck) in its third trimester
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2009, 09:45:48 PM »


FiveFish - thank you for your hard work on this project!!

Deal with the priorities in your life in the order that you need to.   There are many of us here that will be happy to purchase the TS-2 Preamp when you are ready to release it.  Don't let the negative comments by some of these folks deter you.  You owe us nothing.  Yes, we would love to own your Preamp when you are ready to release it.

Thank you!

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now (stuck) in its third trimester
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2009, 03:27:54 PM »
fivefish and dactylus

i did not mean to be disrespectful or negative with my comments.  i dont read disrespect or a negative nature to any of the comments in this thread thus far.  what i do read and what i was trying to convey is what seems to be a growing sense of concern as to whether this project will come to fruition.  that is honest feedback communicated in a public forum for the free exchange of information and ideas.  do you owe us anything (i honestly cant believe this was even mentioned)?  of course not.  nothing has been bought, sold, or processed.  but, if and when the TS-2 is bought, sold, and processed...yes, i do think you owe a baseline standard of support and service for the product.  i am confident that you would agree with this as i have read about your gear extensively.  we do appreciate your efforts.  i simply think that a bunch of folks, including myself, are anxious for an update and the enthusiasm that surfaces with your feedback...and that is nothing other than a compliment.

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now (stuck) in its third trimester
« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2009, 03:47:22 PM »
Steve,

I'm sorry you felt the need to delete your post.  I think  your observations were valid and probably fairly accurate.

I for one would have liked to see the points you raised addressed directly by Mr. Fivefish.

Just out of curiosity, has anyone on this forum actually heard this preamp?  I wonder if it will end up being worth the wait?
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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now (stuck) in its third trimester
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2009, 07:55:20 PM »
I also thought the initial run just needed the back plates cut but it was at this point 5fishes's cnc machine suffered problems. I have no idea whether that has been fixed or if the machine is still unusable. What I find most frustrating is the lack of an update even if it would be still having CNC problems and the TS-2 has been put on the back burner while I generate income elsewhere. That's basically what he said 5-6 weeks ago but I doubt he's lost internet access so the two minutes it would take to type an update doesn't seem like an unreasonable request.

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Re: New TS-2 Preamp ... now (stuck) in its third trimester
« Reply #74 on: March 17, 2009, 08:56:38 PM »
I emailed 5Fish this weekend.

> Jeff <jchall63@comcast.net>
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> How are things coming long with the TS-2 preamp?  A lot of folks on 
> TapersSection are getting a little antsy since we haven't heard any 
> updates in over a month.  Things started with a bang but we haven't 
> heard much on the development since December.  I do realize that 
> R&D takes time, I am in the same boat with what I do, but I still 
> keep our customers informed of our progress.  Just answering a few 
> questions will appease a lot of folks, such as: number of units for 
> first run,waiting list, estimated completion date, price, will a 
> kit form be available? To name a few.
>
> Personally I'd like to see this available in kit form, as your 
> other products are, I am a NASA-STD 8739.3 certified solderer and 
> an Electro-Machanical engineer and putting one of these units 
> together would be fun.
>
> Keep the taping community updated on this project, just to 
> eliminate some angst I'm sensing there.
>

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