Final Production Specs
Chia has completed final tuning of the FS-X and we’re pleased to report that he has released the final FS-X hardware specs for production.
Remember despite this minor slippage with the final specs, we are still on target with the rest of our timeline. As we’ve said before, we had already extended our timeline projections to counteract any possibility of unforeseen slippage.
Hardware Specs Highlights
AMP 21.7 Volts @ 2.5 AMP (= 54.25 Watt)
Max SPL Mono 104 dB Stereo 107 dB (ITU-R 468)
Freq range 60 Hz - 20 kHz*
Battery 2800 mAh
Fastcharge @ 2.1A 100% in < 60 mins (max charge 3.0 A)
Playtime 50 hours @ 70 dB**
* tuned to provide enough bass response.
** unlike with traditional, conventional AMPs, the FS-X’s power varies second-to-second (actually milliseconds), and the type of music being played will affect playtime. Playing Electric House will diminish playtime, jazz will increase playtime.
Notice that we are using a 2800 mAh battery, rather than a 3400. This is because we made advances in our power management compared to a while back when we wrote our story. Now, it’s clear that a 3400 mAh battery is nothing other than excessive. Not to mention it’s heavier and it costs more. It also takes up more room, making installation tricky and causes a higher risk of overheating. The 2800mAh battery (with the right electronics) can achieve what we needed and more.
To be absolutely clear, here’s a comparison of the old tech specs from our story page on Kickstarter with our new tech specs. You’ll find that very little has changed and in fact we have only exceeded our goals.
Old tech specs
New tech specs (all changes in bold)
Remember, despite these improvements, our main goal over these recent months has been to ensure stability and reliability.
Here’s an updated timeline with our projections.
Your next update will be no later than 2 weeks from now, Thursday 19th March 2015.
All the best,
The Frankenspiel Team