Hello everyone and apologies for the long silence. It’s been a busy couple of months.
I’m writing this from Nanjing, China. We are here at the Mook festival, showing HiFi-M8 to a large audience of Chinese audiophiles.
The last two months have seen me traveling non-stop. I have been to Asia and back three times, and that’s quite taxing (my jet lag recovery takes a long time), yet it was all worth it. CEntrance has great support in Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and other asian countries.
Where do we stand with shipping?
Great news! All preorders have been sent out! Yet more orders are coming in daily.
We have worked non-stop in the last two months, building, testing, packaging and shipping. We hired help and increased our speed. Still, it’s hard to keep up with new orders. We cannot do any other work. We are just building product.
This means only one thing. We need professional help. The next HiFi-M8 production run will not be done by the CEntrance staff. We will hire a factory to do it.
It’s better this way. We are not a factory. We are a design lab that is pretending to be a factory. So, we will outsource as much assembly as possible, leaving only the most important testing stages to our trained staff. The customer will not see a difference in quality, but will definitely see a difference in shipping speed.
As we approach the end of he year we are looking at a rapidly decreasing backorder pile (recent orders that need to be shipped). We expect to clear all backorders by the end of the year. We are arranging a new production run for the near future.
I want to thank each and everyone of our readers and supporters for helping us being this product to market. It was a fun year filled with challenges and breakthroughs. Most importantly, we released and shipped the product and now your hearts and minds can be filled with music.
Happy holidays to everyone and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2014, if we don’t get to talk in the next couple of weeks.