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For that price, do you really need a group buy. If I was in the states I would have pre ordered already. Thats an outstanding deal for what your getting in my opinion. Great job Andy and Harman

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Right. The target isn't flat, though. It's the target that I've posted more times than I can count on this forum.
Andy, Andy, Andy,
You will sell more MS-8s with a drop of honey than with a gallon of vinegar.
You're a professional at a global, publicly traded company - I am your customer. I am truly sorry you have had to post more times than you can count. Regards
 

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All of those scenarios can be adequately compensated for using the 31-band EQ without new acoustic EQ.
Just curious, for the Harman systems in high-end convertibles (Lexus SC430 and the like) were the EQ curves based on one set of measurements, or different measurements based on top position, etc?
 

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If any fellow Canadians are in a hurry to get one I have a US address and live/work minutes from the border. I'd be willing to pick it up and send it on for actual expenses.
 

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Andy, Andy, Andy,
You will sell more MS-8s with a drop of honey than with a gallon of vinegar.
You're a professional at a global, publicly traded company - I am your customer. I am truly sorry you have had to post more times than you can count. Regards
No vinegar intended. Sorry about that. Maybe I'll save a picture of the target on my desktop for easy pasting...
 

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The next time I'm in Hatch picking up a big load of green chiles, I'll drive to wherever you are and buy you a beer. Thanks for this post--best of the thread thus far.
Thanks DAT. No worries Andy, keep the faith! If this thing sounds as good as you say, most of the 'negative waves' surrounding the MS-8 will disappear. Unfortunately no one can make everyone happy.

That green chile is wicked addictive.

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Andy, Andy, Andy,
You will sell more MS-8s with a drop of honey than with a gallon of vinegar.
You're a professional at a global, publicly traded company - I am your customer. I am truly sorry you have had to post more times than you can count. Regards
Now that's just wrong. Andy has provided a wealth of information about this product. Sounds like you need the special attention of a Walmart Audio specialist. Try them I'll bet they'll give you everything you need and more.
 

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Stay tuned on the group buy...
:)

As per SStealth, can the overseas members participate in the pre-order? If there's no dedicated DIYMA group buy, which is no problem, could someone PM me about purchasing one and sending it over?


cheers guys, and A MASSIVE THUMBS UP TO ANDY FOR THE LONG HAUL! 81 pages you've been answering our drivel. 'Nuf to make a man crazy I would have thought, so thanks :D
 

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Website won't accept my credit card. Guessing because it's a Canadian based... I have a US address on it but JBL website no likely.

Oh, and it times out FAST.
 

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The website indicates availability in June. I think if you order now, you'll have it before June 1.
Andy, do you expect there to be a shortage or an over retail price once they start shipping? I'm going to order one but if you don't expect either I'll wait the 2 months since i noticed they bill your CC at the time of order, and i haven't installed my gear in my new truck yet anyway.

Also I need the super secret DIYMA special coupon code, can you send that to me as well:D
 

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I gather from earlier posts this has been used in competition already. Has anyone used it with HLCDs?
 

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Reading over the manual, it reads that the signal going out is 8ms behind the signal coming in. I wonder if this is great enough to notice when an actors mouth on the screen doesn't "sync up" with the audio. I wouldn't think that 8ms would be even noticeable, but according to the manual is it.
That depends. I don't know if that will be noticeable, but there may be additional delay if the signals you connect to the input are also delayed (factory time alignment). The other input channels are delayed to match. No other way to do it--causality is a law, not a just a good idea.
 

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Just (pre)ordered mine. I have been lurking this thread for years waiting to take care of the nightmare that is my 2003 Saab. Happy day. Now I just have to figure out somewhere to do the work since I moved away from my car audio gear.

Andy - thanks for getting this product to market and for keeping this forum current.
 

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That depends. I don't know if that will be noticeable, but there may be additional delay if the signals you connect to the input are also delayed (factory time alignment). The other input channels are delayed to match. No other way to do it--causality is a law, not a just a good idea.
You replied before I could delete my question, which I believe was pretty stupid and petty. However, here is a more realistic one: Is the 2.8 volt input limit engineering or marketing voltage? I liked using a line driver in the past and want to continue using one like the AudioControl Matrix. If I use a 0db 1000hz tone and set the line driver output to just under, and the input it into, the 2.8 volt input limit on the MS-8, would this work?
Another processor I still want to use also is the Epicenter, which requires a full range signal to work. Some of the older music I listen to lacks any bass at all and the Epicenter works nicely. I kind of use it as a sub amp remote gain control. I set the subwoofer gain to blend with modern recordings and then add a little Epicenter 'bass restoration' when I play older Pink Floyd or Rush.

Both of these processors are 'old school' and I wonder about their compatibility with your new processor. The MS-8 will definitely be used, but my older gear doesn't if there will be a compatibility problem.

At any rate, congratulations on reaching the manufacturing stage, and I look forward to finally getting my hands on one!
 
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