Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 demo: Logistics

BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 114
edited March 2016 in 2 Channel Audio
This thread is for logistics of the Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 tube preamp demo. Who, where, when, that's it.

Reviews and discussion go in the "Backert Labs Rhumba Preamp" thread started by DSkip.

RULES

- Each person who gets the Rhumba will be responsible for the shipping cost to the next person, or driving it to them if you prefer.
- Must use FedEx or UPS, must insure for $2,000. By participating, you agree that the $2,000 or any smaller recovery for damage goes to Backert Labs.

- Each person gets to have the preamp for 7 days.

- If you receive it on a Saturday, you don't have to mail it out until the next Monday because each guy deserves a full weekend.
- You must keep checking this forum -- if you are coming up on the list and you'll be out of town, communication with me will be essential. My email is andytebbe @ Gmail.com

PACKING LIST

Each listener must ensure that when forwarding the preamp, he is sending:
1. Preamp, wrapped in its plastic envelope and surrounded with grey packing foam
2. The remote control, in plastic envelope and taped securely in the grey foam
3. Repeat: remote control !!
4. Power cord
5. Manual
6. Original tubes it came with
7. Your NOS Telefunken smooth plates (just kidding)
8. The clear acrylic tube cover, secured by the two thumbscrews on the top of the unit

Order of demos will be posted as soon as I receive all addresses. Address/tel. info should be sent to me in a private message here on the Polk forum. Thank you!


For reviews:

http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/169811/backertlabs-rhumba-preamp#latest
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Comments

  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,249
    Great "Rules of Peregrination!"

    Thanks for being so clear.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,901
    For reviews:

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/169811/backertlabs-rhumba-preamp#latest


    Ken, if you could include that in the OP, it would be a nice gesture.


    Thanks guys.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,017
    Andy,

    I did send you my info please let me know that you received it..
  • Toolfan - Got it!
    Next destination for the roaming Rhumba 1.1.... back to headquarters! We've added additional resonance damping to the Rhumba's chassis, so we want the demo unit to be up-to-spec. Then the unit will be delivered to MrBuhl who is in the mid-Atlantic region with us.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,202
    Thanks for the update on the status Andy. Looking forward to taking a small advantage of Backerts generosity.

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,631
    Toolfan - Got it!
    Next destination for the roaming Rhumba 1.1.... back to headquarters! We've added additional resonance damping to the Rhumba's chassis, so we want the demo unit to be up-to-spec. .

    This tells me you are actually listening to what people are saying and improving on what people are saying is a weakness. This is refreshing!

  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 114
    edited November 2015
    Mr. Buhl now has the Rhumba 1.1 after a several-day shipping mixup and delay back from Texas, followed by chassis deadening process and a few IPAs / pinot noirs listening to everything from Patricia Barber to ZZ Top.

    Proposed next listener: MuncyBob. Would arrive Thurs-Fri next week. Will private message him now.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,202
    Thanks for the update Andy, was beginning to wonder what was up.
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,340
    So, I can't find the list and order of participants. This is why I suggested it all be in a single thread :smile: . Either point me to it or post it in this thread, please.

    H9
  • Yes sir! A *tentative* order is set forth below.

    List of participants:

    Past
    DSkip
    marvda1

    Present
    MrBuhl

    Future (tentative)
    muncybob
    Moose68Bash
    tonyb
    erniejade
    heiney9
    agfrost
    Toolfan66
    Breal74
    nooshinjohn
    indyhawg
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,340
    Thanks, appreciate it.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,308
    You're way down the list Brock. See ya next year lol...
  • TNHNDYMANTNHNDYMAN Posts: 2,153
    If someone could bring the jaws of life and get those panties out of Heiney9's heiney it would be much appreciated. The whining is getting old. This isn't that friggin hard.
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,340
    You're way down the list Brock. See ya next year lol...

    That's alright, atleast this gives a tentative schedule. Want to make sure I can give it my full attention around the time I am supposed to demo it.

    H9

  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,249
    edited November 2015
    @BackertLabs,

    Thank you for posting the list.

    It is very helpful.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,640
    where are we at with the preamp?
  • Muncybob should receive by Wed. this week!
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,554
    I'm like a kid at Christmas. Even went to bed early last night.
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,554
    There will be a bit of a delay in sending the unit on to the next in line. I found that the power switch was damaged when I finally got a chance to set up the preamp. Andy at Backert has sent me a FedEx label to return for repair.
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,554
    An update...the amp is repaired and delivery back to me today is expected. It would appear the unit was damaged in shipment.
    A bonus is Andy has also included some extra tubes to roll.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,202
    That Andy....always buckin' for a spot on the Christmas card list. Great news, and thank you Andy.
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,249
    Muncybob should receive by Wed. this week!

    @BackertLabs,

    Given the delay in the schedule that results from the return to the factory for repair, it looks like the preamp is likely to come to me during a period when I'll be traveling for the holidays.

    I suggest postponing my turn in the rotation till after @tonyb and @erniejade in the list above.
  • Illinois contingent: you're up next!
    OK in response to Moose68Bash's request, here is a new tentative order of Rhumba 1.1 preamp recipients.... participants please take a look.... you don't have to be totally committed in concrete, but please give us a shout if you see a problem:

    Demo participants:

    Past
    DSkip
    marvda1
    MrBuhl

    Present (Ends Wed. Dec. 16)
    muncybob

    Future (tentative order)
    tonyb
    erniejade
    heiney9
    agfrost
    Toolfan66
    Breal74
    nooshinjohn
    indyhawg
    Moose68Bash
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,631
    I am not sure around what area H9 lives but I know Tony and I can hand off to each other. I work in Schaumburg. H9 does that area work out for you for a hand off?
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,554
    Brian, the amp should be shipped out today to you via FedEx.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,202
    H9 is in the Rockford area. I asked Andy to move me to after Christmas. Too much going on with all the holiday festivities and I wouldn't be able to spend any time with the pre.

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,631
    Thanks!!! Tony it will be sometime the week after Christmas. I already talked to Andy and he was cool with it.
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,340
    After the Holiday's is better for me as well. I live in Rockford. Maybe we can meet half way between the 'burbs and Rockford. Maybe someone can "hold" it at their place until things settle down after the Holiday's. I fear (know) I wouldn't be able to give it as much attention as it deserves.

    H9

    P.S. Looks like I'll be getting the handoff from Tony. He has actually delivered something to my work before so we'll work it out. Preferably after New Years.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,202
    Yeah, Ernie can hand off to me, and I can hand off to Brock no problem, if that's the intended progression.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,631
    I believe that is the intended and the best way for safe delivery.
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