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Radically upgrade your sound and music experience with this 100dB HiFi Bluetooth speaker/portable audio monitor. 50 hours playtime!
1,083 backers pledged £84,768 to help bring this project to life.
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    1. John H. Halpern, M.D.
      Superbacker
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      I just tested out the Bose Soundlink Mini and was quite impressed. I think it is a very good comparator for the FS.

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      Maikel Lodewijk on

      €99 for a Bose Soundlink Mini is nearly impossible! Or it's a 1 time offer...

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      Michael S. on

      That price comparison...
      Just got my bose soundlink mini for 99EUR = 78 GBP @expert, germany, 01.12.2014
      Lowest possible Frankenspiel price for stereo: 84 GBP @kickstarter ...

      Who buys stuff at RRP? ... just saying.
      Looking forward for the comarison video.

    4. Crispin
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      on

      Thank you very much for this update, and thank you also for your commitment to the next update within a fixed date range - I know setting expectations like that will help a lot of the backers who are feeling concerned about progress and transparency.
      The free stand sounds great, though it wasn't clear whether backers who pledged for 2 (or more) speakers would receive one stand or one stand per pledged speaker?
      If I might make a suggestion: to encourage the return of some goodwill and increase likelihood of stereo-pair backers ordering your new sub, perhaps offer to include a free stand for *each* requested speaker? Perhaps doing this 'by request' through BackerKit so only the people who want the stands can get this offer would reduce unnecessary stand shipments, too. Otherwise, a small fee for a second speaker stand (again through BackerKit) would seem sensible in order to allow you to ship a person's order all at once without having to send a single stand separately later, while the person waits with a single stwnd and 2 speakers...

    5. Lee Gibson on

      If you are awaiting the latest boards then you haven't tested the production run boards yet? Unless you have tested an identical prototype? Just checking.

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      bsl100 on

      @ Creator...

      Thank you for the update and communication. Its highly appreciated.

      The JBL Charge 2 has very good all round sound with decent bass for its size. The Bose Mini has got a lot of bass for its size, though lacks a bit on the high end. Both are very popular speakers and cost more than the FS-X. Its heartening to know that you are confident in comparing your product to them.

      As for the song choice, would prefer at least three genres. Choose a good acoustic track like 'Tequila Sunrise' (Eagles) or tracks from Jack Johnson or Jason Mraz or 'Trouble' (Coldplay). For Rock you could do 'I Still haven't found what I'm looking for' (U2). This track has some good bass lines and drums. A good EDM track such as 'Boneless' (Steve Aoki) or 'Revolution' (R3hab) or 'Smash!' (Unmet Ozcan) would highlight the low end.

    7. Jason Emery, Jester of Valoria on

      I bet the subwoofer will be in a Kickstarter next year. Although, maybe we'll be able to preorder it when our speakers arrive.

      I really just want to hear them. But then don't we all?

    8. Peter J on

      The sub has obviously been in the works at the same time as the speaker. How much delay has the sub caused to speaker while work has been going on two projects at once?

    9. Roger Harris on

      "Midnight Walking" off Simple Minds new Album "Big Music"

    10. Kaniawati Zainal Abidin
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi team,

      Appreciate if can also compare it with the "jawbone jambox" (the applicable size/spec with FS-X).

      Much appreciated it.

      Thanks

      Cheers

      karin

    11. Piotr Kula on

      Sooo.... can I order this subwoofer?!?!? I think I missed something, I know you were planning a subwoofer.. but didn't realise it was WHILE you were concentrating on the initial goal? BTW, Bose is fucking shit, I cant believe you compared to that ripoff sub standard crap. Maybe in the 80's they were good but now its a joke.

    12. Danny Dierickx on

      Thanks for the update, here's some tips on tracks.
      High frequency : Skrillex - Bangarang http://www.youtube.com/watch…
      Bass and high trumpets : Major Lazer - Watch out for this http://www.youtube.com/watch…

    13. Edward Wilcox on

      Do you have an idea if the new board will change the battery run time? The run times are still projected to be 50 hours right?

    14. Luke Osborne on

      Thanks for the update, it is appreciated. Do the delays have anything to do with the fact that you have been developing a sub-woofer? Something that wasn't mentioned in the original campaign? Also, how does one get hold of the sub-woofer?

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      Darren Chiam on

      Please let the backers who want a refund have the option.

    16. John Dyer on

      That is how you do a kickstarter update. Perfect.

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      Andreas Hamm
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      on

      Thanks for the update. For the high frequencies, I'd suggest a track like this: https://xyce.bandcamp.com/track/716

      For the low frequency the beginning of the following track might give a good idea how much bass comes out of these boxes: https://www.youtube.com/watch… (M|O|O|N - Crystals)

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      Alain on

      Thanks for the update guys.
      Sadly this update doesn't give us "concrete"news.

      Has you chinese provider given a date for circuit board delivery ?

      But thanks for communicating more ...

    19. John H. Halpern, M.D.
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      I appreciate that you are gifting the new speaker stand to all backers who've ordered at least one FS-X. Huge thank you for the announcement of when your next update will be sent to all of us. These efforts at improving communication make a huge difference!

    20. Sam Taylor on

      Perfect, thanks for the update. I don't care if you've not made any huge progress, it's good to be kept in the loop! Can't wait to get mine next year.

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      Craig Trickett on

      Thank you for the update guys. Although its not excellent news about waiting on the delivery from China, the update and improved communication is much welcomed. I'm sure everyone here is excited to see these in action and seeing the sub and the news on the stand etc.. great news

      Thank you again for listening to the comments on here and improving the communication. Well done!

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      Maikel Lodewijk on

      Thanks for saying nothing...