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Forum: OddWatt Audio
 Topic: Upcoming Kits and Assembled Components
Upcoming Kits and Assembled Components [message #75101] Mon, 31 December 2012 17:04
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
Messages: 1105
Registered: May 2010
Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (3rd Degree)
Hi Everyone, As we begin the new year I thought I would provide sort of an overview of where Oddwatt is heading. First off we love diy and will support that fully as in the past. I refuse to allow commercialism to get in the way of that. That said, in 2013 we expect to expand our commercial products. Kits will bear the Oddwatt Logo and assembled products will bear VC Audio Labs / Division of Oddwatt Audio logos.

For products (kits) there are the new Oddblock Octal power amps. More of a refinement than a new product, but they now share some of the up graded components of the KT120 amps. Specifications remain the same, but IMHO the sound is even better than before.

The Forewatt continues unchanged, but a remote control one is in the offing later this year. We have tried a number of ways to do this and it seems a fully digital control arrangement is both best and easiest to implement in kits.

The Poddwatt series one (and the limited production of series 2) amplifiers is being replaced with a dual mono version. The initial ones are now in prototype stage. This is a significant upgrade to an already great amp. Look for them on sale in about 2-3 months. The Poddwatt has always been a favorite of mine and I like the new ones even more.

The KT120 mono blocks are on the street in assembled form in limited numbers. Kits will become available as soon as instructions and final kit details are accomplished. For those of you who have not built any of the kits...we pride ourselves on the quality of the instructions. Rodney takes a great deal of time and effort to insure that every kit can be assembled the first time without any problems.

The phono preamplifier is still in the offing. The three prototypes are undergoing long term testing to make sure they not only performed well when built, but continue to do so over a long period of time. A similar variant may also be included in an integrated preamp with remote control. The prototype integrated preamp with one on board is undergoing long term testing now.

A stereo integrated power amp / preamp with remote control is in prototype stage as well and being evaluated. It is sort of like a combination of a pair of Oddblocks (KT77/88) and a remote control preamp. Power and control all in a 50 plus pound package. Shocked

A guitar amp is on the drawing board with hopes it will be in prototype stage for the LSAF. Our hoe is to get some user feed back on it there. Modest in size and like all other products tube based. We are excited about the direct this might take us.

As a final thought, I want to thank all of you for your support, friendship and continuing interest. Your thoughts and insights are influential in guiding the direction of Oddwatt. We value your opinions.

Have a great new year.


Good Listening
Bruce
 Topic: Future Plans For Assembled and Tested Equipment
Future Plans For Assembled and Tested Equipment [message #72161] Sun, 15 April 2012 21:57
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
Messages: 1105
Registered: May 2010
Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (3rd Degree)
Hi Everyone, Oddwatt is getting ready to branch out. After much soul searching we have decided to not only provide premium audio kits, but to have fully assembled and tested products. We will distinguish them with a different name and logo (with the wording that they are from Oddwatt). First ones are expected to be the KT120 mono-blocks followed by a phonograph preamp similar to the Groove. It may be that the line stage preamp will beat it to the street though. We love diy and the kits and will absolutely continue to develop and produce them, but there has been a huge number of requests for fully ready to use gear. So stay tuned for developments.


Good Listening
Bruce
 Topic: Forewatt
Forewatt [message #68249] Sat, 18 June 2011 21:16
Shane  is currently offline Shane
Messages: 1108
Registered: May 2009
Illuminati (3rd Degree)
I moved this question from our small discussion about the Forewatt in the phono pre section.

Have you thought about using an LDR system like Uriah's? I know he is working on making a LDR module that will fit into a PC memory type slot, so if there are any problems with the LDR's it's just a simple matter of swapping the module. And he has digital remote and display as well.

Just a thought.



Rolling Hills Imagery - Photography by Shane
Forum: General
 Topic: Myspace?
Myspace? [message #85058] Wed, 26 April 2017 09:17
vhfspeeks  is currently offline vhfspeeks
Messages: 57
Registered: November 2016
Baron
I've never used Myspace and I thought it weas dead, but recently I've been hearing it is great for finding indie bands. Is it worth having a look at it, and has anyone found good bands they like on there?
 Topic: Factory Installed Or Your Own Buy?
Factory Installed Or Your Own Buy? [message #82477] Sun, 24 April 2016 10:35
Kingfish  is currently offline Kingfish
Messages: 254
Registered: November 2012
Grand Master
Do you think there is a major difference in sound with car stereo's? I always liked the sound of a high end Kenwood over whatever generic brand they install in the factory.

How about you?
 Topic: Making an album
Making an album [message #82475] Sun, 24 April 2016 09:17
Keluv  is currently offline Keluv
Messages: 15
Registered: April 2016
Chancellor
Have you ever thought about making a music album, whether as a solo singer or in a group? I joined a choir group when I was still at university. Our advisor had a dream to release a choir album recorded at a professional studio. So we did. I was surprised but proud that I did it at least once. If I can get one more chance to record, I definitely will.
 Topic: Podcasts
Podcasts [message #82237] Fri, 18 March 2016 11:03
Lizah  is currently offline Lizah
Messages: 141
Registered: December 2015
Master
I was wondering if there are any audio podcasts still around? I get stuck in a lot of heavy traffic on my way home from work and I've found this is the perfect time to listen to things. Any suggestions?
 Topic: New headphone purchase
New headphone purchase [message #82178] Fri, 11 March 2016 11:09
Lizah  is currently offline Lizah
Messages: 141
Registered: December 2015
Master
I need to purchase new headphones for hi-fi listening. I spend long hours listening to the music and I would like something that has a nice bass extension. I really don't want to go over $250, so anything under that is perfect. Any ideas?
 Topic: Network archives
Network archives [message #80616] Thu, 02 October 2014 17:20
AFreed52  is currently offline AFreed52
Messages: 10
Registered: September 2014
Location: New York
Chancellor
Does anyone know how to even get access to network archives? If not, I suppose the simplest thing would be to go to Vanderbilt for news-related material, and UCLA for any regular broadcast.
 Topic: Video camera with good sound
Video camera with good sound [message #80171] Thu, 10 July 2014 17:30
Round2  is currently offline Round2
Messages: 108
Registered: September 2013
Location: Canada
Viscount
I'm looking for a professional video camera with good sound for recording someone performing music. I don't want to pay over $2,000 because I'm not sure how long I will use it. I was looking at Sony but am open to suggestions, if anyone has any?
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