Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 demo: Logistics

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  • breal74breal74 Posts: 330
    edited March 2016
    The best thing I can say right now is that since I put this preamp into my system I have been listening to the music and not the gear for the first time in a while.

    I will write more about my thoughts on the Rhumba tonight after work.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,241
    Tony, I had some family issues come up, I will post soon.. ;-)
  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 117
    Hope everything is OK at home.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,086
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Tony, I had some family issues come up, I will post soon.. ;-)

    Hope nothing more serious than having to explain 5 k for a preamp o:) .. You need us, just ask
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,200
    I hear ya man, we Italians have family issues every day. Hope nothing too serious. Family trumps everything, take care of business first, and get to it when ya get to it.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,200
    breal74 wrote: »
    The best thing I can say right now is that since I put this preamp into my system I have been listening to the music and not the gear for the first time in a while.

    I will write more about my thoughts on the Rhumba tonight after work.

    That was my impression also. Being somewhat of an audio nerd, it definitely made you forget about picking it apart and simply let you enjoy the music. A notable characteristic of a good piece.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,119
    Lately when playing some tunes I find myself asking..wonder how that would sound with the Rhumba?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,200
    muncybob wrote: »
    Lately when playing some tunes I find myself asking..wonder how that would sound with the Rhumba?

    Was that you asking....or your wallet ? lol

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  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 117
    Was the $5K preamp comment about us?
    Rhumba 1.1 - $2,995 ! (admittedly that is an introductory price but it will be maintained til the end of '16)
    Also we hope that some of these great comments will be reflected in the "review" thread as well!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,200
    No....that was in reference to Toolfan's other thread on what to do with 5k. Which I think some gold plated toaster knobs might be cool. ;)
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  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 117
    Oh! Got it.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,200
    It is Ken, but you won't see one north of the 49th until you take Bieber back.
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  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 117
    Indyhawg will be the next demo recipient... then, it's on to Moose68Bash. Whee!
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,589
    @BackertLabs,

    Andy,

    What's an approximate ETA for me?

    Thanks,

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  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 117
    It could go like this:
    Gets from Washington state to Indiana by this Friday. Then it would leave Indiana for your neck of the woods on the next Friday, March 18. And maybe arrive at your doorstep on Tuesday March 22.

    Or, there could be delays of up to a few days?
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,589
    That's, perhaps, over the Easter weekend.

    My daughter the violinist will be here that weekend, and she has a very good pair of ears!

    Looking forward to it!
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  • breal74breal74 Posts: 330
    The Rhumba has been sent and it will be delivered by Friday. WOW, that was not cheep!

    Enjoy indyhawg!
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,108
    edited March 2016
    Yeah, it's expensive..........worth it for a demo, but I was surprised as well. With insurance it was $64 for me to ship. It's getting crazy what they charge for shipping. The still have a huge fuel surcharge even though the cost of fuel has gone way down........just like the airlines.

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  • breal74breal74 Posts: 330
    $64...... I would have killed for that!!! With insurance and delivery by Friday UPS charged $205. For Tuesday delivery it would have been $135. I guess that's the price you pay to have your sack blown back as Tony would say.

    At least I know indyhawg will have a nice weekend of listening coming up and that the package will not be bouncing around in a truck across the country.

    I need to find someone with a business account with a carrier!
  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 117
    Whoa... that's expensive. We use Fed Ex but I know the prices are not very different. I am sorry to hear it was that much! We have to figure out how to reimburse you for part of that.
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  • breal74breal74 Posts: 330
    edited March 2016
    Not a problem. I am of the mindset that everything works out in the end. Thanks for your generosity!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,200
    200 bucks to ship ?? That's crazy....

    Where do you live....at the bottom of the Grand Canyon ?? lol
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  • breal74breal74 Posts: 330
    I live at the west end of the Columbia River Gorge and 70 miles from the ocean. Does that count?

  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,494
    nbrowser wrote: »
    breal74 wrote: »
    I live at the west end of the Columbia River Gorge and 70 miles from the ocean. Does that count?

    Sounds like a nice unit.

    I'm offended...

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,200
    edited March 2016
    breal74 wrote: »
    I live at the west end of the Columbia River Gorge and 70 miles from the ocean. Does that count?


    I'd say so....

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    Beautiful place pal.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,272
    Preamp arrived here this afternoon.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,200
    indyhawg wrote: »
    Preamp arrived here this afternoon.

    What ??......and no review yet ? lol

    Just yankin' your chain.....let us know when you know....what you know.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,272
    tonyb wrote: »
    indyhawg wrote: »
    Preamp arrived here this afternoon.

    What ??......and no review yet ? lol

    Just yankin' your chain.....let us know when you know....what you know.

    I unpacked it and set it up. Great packaging. I took pictures so I can remember how it all goes back together. LOL. Everything works as it should. So it survived UPS and the long trek from Colorado. Unit sounds great, very detailed. I did not want to get up out of my listening chair. I have a busy weekend with the Scouts, so I probably will not get a lot of listening done the next few days. But I am looking forward to spending some quality time over the next week with this preamp in my system.

    Like you Tony, the first tune I listened to was from Dire Straits and Wow was my first thought. I will get a detailed review out next week.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,756
    @indyhawg

    When we gonna get together with some folks to put our ears on this puppy :smile:
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  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,058
    I should have gotten on the list for this baby. I could have picked it up from Hawg and shipped it on.
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