Does anyone know exabtly WHEN these are going to be available. One month after winning their What HiFi award and still no sight nor sound of them. They've had 'On sale soon at Apple Store' on their website for weeks............
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This is bugging me too.
Twice I have almost pulled the trigger on a set of Soundscience QSBs on amazon. But I keep thinking that as soon as I do, the Frankenspiels might just go on sale.
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It's very frustrating. All in Apple's hands - they'll list them when they're ready, it seems. And until they've had their exclusive period of retailing them, no-one else can sell them.
Tough position for SoundScience - being picked by Apple is immense for such a small company, but then you have to play by their rules. Guess it's similar to small food suppliers and the supermarkets...
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Yup, not much SoundScience can do but wait patiently until Apple get them into their stores. Frustrating for everybody.
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Fancy being picked by Apple...
Got an update from SoundScience this morning - they're hoping the FS1 speakers will be on sale at Apple Stores this week.
I don't think Apple got the memo.
I just hope this isn't a case of a good product from a smaller company getting 'buried' by the glacial speed of a giant corporation's administrative processes.
The market 'reach' that the Apple Store will give their speakers could be great for SoundScience, but some small companies don't have the wherewithal to wait for long periods, especially if they are sitting on a ton of stock that is 'tied up' and unable to earn money (at a critical time of year for sales) because of an exclusive contract.
(And I want a pair. So I wish they'd get a move on, whoever is to blame for the delay!)
I'm quite interested in these, but refuse to set foot in an Apple store. Will they be available anywhere else??
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See Clare's 1st post in this thread.
Indeed - Apple exclusive (inc. online) first. Have seen pics of stock plus had hands-on with the Apple Store packaging (yes, Apple can/do dictate that - to companies much bigger than SoundScience, too), but now it's just over to Apple.
Law unto selves....
I have been patiently waiting for these to be available, but I could not wait any longer as they were needed for a Christmas present - so I have gone for the QSB's, they were £49.99 and arrived within a couple of days.
Its a pity Apple seem to be so slow getting them online
I've been told that Apple should be putting them live today, but i'll believe it when I see it!
1/ Does anyone have any news re the Frankenspiel FS-1s?
2/ Is this the first time an award winning product has not been available to buy?
A case of 'sadly, no' to both 1 & 2 above. Thankfully there have only been very rare availability issues with Awards winners (largely because the team go to great lengths to get assurances the products will be available!). This is the longest saga I can remember, and is damn frustrating all round, because it's a product (effectively) being held hostage by a retailer.
The team are due to catch up with SoundScience at CES next week; hopefully they'll have more info then....
Rather annoying, as I am intrested in these also
How loud are these Per channel per speaker?
I'm after a pair for my laptop to use with Spotify, I did have the Lacie Sound2 speakers, which personally i thought were rather average in sound, also they werent that loud......
the baby brother is at a good price at the mo, but at 15 watts per speaker just doesnt seem that loud to me
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Looks like they made it... On sale now at the Apple Store.
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