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Just wanted to thank you guys for a great experience with our Rockit log; received a couple of weeks ago (Canada). Set up was easy, it looks great and most importantly sounds awesome.
I need to change my deliver address as I've moved to Australia from the US. Is it still possible to do this? I ordered a dark stain speaker.
As I'm local in Vancouver, I received an email from Jay with an offer to stop by the Portmanteau Stereo Company shop and select my Rockit Log(s). So I did just that last week!
I met with Heffe Mc Connell (a pretty rad guy by all accounts) and took a look around. It's a neat setup and there were a lot of great products already completed. It was hard to choose which ones wanted to go home with me, but I managed.
I've just now had the chance to power one up and give it a listen; naturally, as a Canadian, the first music I played was The Tragically Hip... Because Gord Downie. #ripgord #ingordwetrust #thehip
I am beyond impressed with the performance!!! It's kinda late in the evening and I live in a condo... So I might get a noise complaint. #worthit
I am 100% certain that all of you are going to LOVE these. I've backed over 50 projects and this is one of the absolute best! I can't wait to show mine to people and refer them to Portmanteau Stereo Company!!!
Was hoping for an update on Shipping. Sent an email to Kyra, that remains unanswered. It's not a huge deal but I'm just excited to get mine. If it's easier, with the amount of travel I do for work, I could just pick it up, if there is a location to do so.
There's since been an update (#7 on June 15th). Seems like a typical/anticipated delay, as is the case with almost all projects. Not a big deal.
As for Pemberton Festival, their bankruptcy is an entirely separate issue. I wouldn't worry about that at all.
The lack of any updates, combined with the fact that that the music festival that you have a partnership with just went bankrupt, is a touch unsettling....
I need to change the address you are sending this too. How can I go about doing that?
Same question as Brogan. Can't wait for my speaker. Would love to see another update.
Is there any update on shipping or production?
I had kind of a picky question: Based on photos of the Rockit Logs that have clear stains, some have a reddish ring in the center of the grain that shows around the speaker, which I love and is why I picked the clear stain. I didn't see a place for notes on the survey so I figured I would ask here if there was a way to note I'd prefer a piece of wood with a center like that if at all possible. I will be just as happy with the product either way but wanted to check in and see! Thanks :)
@Wes yeah that's fine, just message us the other details
Congratulations!! You guys have done a great job and great design!
The reason I choose custome-design option is I wanna have a burned grain log with gold screw and the gold centre of the speaker, black scone.
Just a little bit different from your Jay DeMerit edition, I prefer a gold centre of the speaker.
However, after I receive the survey, I just found out there isn't an option for the burned grain log. I would like to know if you guys can do me a favour to change the log to burned grain log?
The reason I back your project is I need some really cool POPs for my CD cover and posters. Your speaker will exist in some of our CD cover as a Pops, and it will be displayed in our studio as a furniture.
Therefore, your help will be very meaningful to us, and if you need any extra charge for such service, please let me know, I'll consider about that.
Thank you very much!
I got an email today that was a Final Reminder to complete the survey; so I filled it out with my shipping details... Still wondering what the best way is to provide the shipping info for the 2nd Rockit Log to be sent to?
Also pledged for two; want them both the same (clear stain), but sent to different addresses.
What's the best way to facilitate this? Complete the survey with one name/address and immediately follow up with a message thru Kickstarter with the other name/address?
I'll await confirmation of instructions/preferred way to go about this before filling out the survey. Thanks!
I have ordered two Rockit Logs, but only have one survey. How do I request a clear and dark Rockit Log?
Shipping address supplied, the waiting game begins!
Just got a fright, payment was declined as suspicious. Quickly sorted & approved. Can't wait to receive this amazing creation, once shipping to UK is confirmed.
If it's the autographed tier, it's automatic. And if it's the influencer tier, there'll be a survey post campaign to select which design you'd like.
PS: Excellent choice! I liked his game when he played for the Vancouver Canucks.
How do I make sure I get Eddie Lack's speaker?
Just a couple more days to go! Having backed 47 projects on Kickstarter, I know that one important consideration is who the Project Creator is (and how likely they are to finish their project as described).
If you're reading this and need more info on Jay DeMerit before backing, or before recommending this project to a friend, I encourage you to take 20 minutes to watch his talk at TEDxVancouver from a couple years ago.
Great sound as loud as I imagine it to be. Awesome
@Djayawarman here you go! A ROCKIT LOG LIVE IN ACTION :)
@Djayawarman Alamprabu: We should have something up in the next few days! Thanks :)))
Excellent! Done and done. Thank you so much in advance :)
Looking forward to having one at home and gifting one to a friend. I'm also looking forward to both of us sending referral business down the road (which is largely what these types of campaigns are about; but also a pleasure when the product is so good!).
Hey @wes, you can definitely add another one w a different address. We will get that information from you post campaign. Here is how you change your reward. Thanks :) https://www.kickstarter.com/help/search…
Congrats on reaching the target!
I'm interested in pledging for 2 Rockit Logs. Would it be possible to do by just doubling my pledge amount? Also, would love to have each one shipped to a different address.
Let me know if this can be accommodated, or if it's restricted to 1 (Rockit Log / shipping address) per account. Thanks!
Any video to check how loud the rockit logis can rock? @creator you said its loud enough for a backyard party? Please do some video test thank you
Yes! Target met. Take my money now! What are the chances of having the speaker for Mother's Day? I can pick up from Vancouver if that helps.
Hi Erik, depending on what your pledge was for, the standard model comes with a black back cone. If you ordered a customized Rockit Log, you will have a series of colors to choose from for the back cone, so that will be up to you. Right now, our customized Rockit Logs have the two choices between brown stain (traditional chocolate color) or clear coat to show the true grain of the wood. Thanks and let me know if you have any more questions.
First of all, great story and very nice looking product.
Wondering if the standard speakers will come with a back piece that is black to match the handle and feet? Or will it come with the awkwardly out of place white that is shown in one of the pledge photos?
I'm pledged either way, but curious. Also, will there be more than two stains available for the custom logs?
Thanks and I hope this is as good as it seems!
Yep! Those questions. Thanks for the thorough answer for all. I only know a little about the tech stuff, but still found this info helpful and am sure others will too. Much appreciated.
@wesewing, if you are referring to the tech questions below, here is our full Tech sheet:
Rockit Log Technical Specifications:
Controls: Power, Volume Up/Down buttons
Amplifier: 60Watt Class D Amp Single Channel Amplifier
Bluetooth: Version 4.0 APT-X, Range 15 meters
AUX Input: 3.5mm audio jack
Rockit log auto selects input based on connection status.
USB Port: 5V 1amp output for charging smartphones, tablets, cameras
Battery: 24V 3.5 aH Lithium 18650 Cells - 10+ hour run time on full volume
Charger: 24V 2A - full charge in 1.5 hours
State of Charge indicator: YES
Power Handling (RMS): 28 Watts
Power Handling (max): 56 Watts
Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response 60 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 90 dB 1W/1m
Voice Coil Diameter1"Magnet Weight18.6 oz.
Resonant Frequency (Fs)60 Hz
DC Resistance (Re) 6.3 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.02 mH
Mechanical Q (Qms) 2.8
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.52
Total Q (Qts) 0.44
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 0.41 ft.³
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 1.31 mm/N
BL Product (BL) 5.53 Tm
Diaphragm Mass Inc.
Airload (Mms) 5.99g
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)3 mm
Surface Area of Cone (Sd) 94 cm²
Materials of Construction
Cone Material Poly
Surround Material Rubber
Basket / Frame Material Polymer
Magnet Material Ferrite
Just opened the comments for the first time in a while; was hoping for answers to the questions asked below (a week ago)... Creator?
Any video to check how loud the rockit logis can rock? @creator
UPDATE to previous comment:
I'm happy to see that you use "class D" amplifiers. That's a strong indicator that the audio technicians really know their stuff. :-)
In your story (which is a great one BTW) and for a very worthy cause (Rise & Shine), you don't go into any detail about the audio specs. I.E. Which audio specialist are you consulting with, what/who's components are you using for the drivers, cone etc, measurable performance stats (Frequency response, Total harmonic distortion, Dynamic range and Signal-to-noise ratio, Output power in RMS etc). Also, is the bluetooth v4.1? Does it support the latest APTX codec? Quality of sound matters tremendously to me, so I'd appreciate it if you could post all this audio spec info. Thank you.
Yes Michael Ng, if we hit our target, after the campaign is over we will be in touch to see which influencer log you chose. Thanks for your interest!
For the influencer designed rockit log, we will have the option to select one of the influencer's design after it is pledged?
Saw these showcased at TEDxVancouver 2015! They're pretty awesome and sound great too. Looking forward to having one at home :)
@Djayawarman or shoot Jay and his team a message at https://www.facebook.com/PortmanteauStereo or https://www.facebook.com/D6MERIT and they'll get back to you pretty quickly and can get you the angles you're looking for.
@Djayawarman will the gif in Rewards Section work above suitcase? It shows the items you can customize on speaker and gives a few fair angles. If not, give me a few hours... I have a some good videos I've been wanting to post but file size is very large and working to slim down a bit to help load time.
Can you put more $199 speaker picture please from every angle.
I got to listen to them at CES, craftsmanship of reclaimed wood and great sound - this is the bluetooth speaker we've always wanted! Can't wait to get mine!