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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.

Shipment date for final batch

Posted by Frankenspiel Ltd. (Creator)
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Hello everyone,

Progress has been made. It has been slower than we had hoped but we are refusing to take any shortcuts that would impose any further risks. Delivering the first batch some weeks ago gave us the chance to test and improve our supply chain. We can now confidently announce a deadline for shipment:

JULY 2016

This will mean that the last backers will receive their rewards by the end of July 2016. Within this timeline, this means some backers may get their rewards sooner. Of course, we will strive to reduce delivery times for everybody as much as possible.

We mentioned in our last update that we have faced further challenges with our production partners since the first batch was delivered. We are taking important steps towards re-gaining tighter control over our operations and we look forward to talking more about this in our final updates.

The Kickstarter community has been a vital component for the future of our company. We understand it is difficult to have faith in us after our continued delays but we do ask that you extend your trust until July 2016. We promise that we will reward your support, not only in this project but in many projects to come.

If you have already received your rewards in the first batch, we and other backers would really appreciate your feedback, so please let us know how you are getting on!

If you have not yet received your rewards and would like to change your address, please do so now. If you have lost your survey or you would like to view your current details please go to https://frankenspielfs-x.backerkit.com/. You can view your current details by logging into your BackerKit profile. If you cannot remember your password, please request a new survey using your Kickstarter email address or select ‘Forgot your password?’ on the login page.

Your next update will be no later than 4 weeks from now, Wednesday 22nd June. However, we will update you beforehand if delivery is approaching.

All the best, 

The Frankenspiel Team

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    1. Gustav Öst on

      I anticipate that something unanticipated has occurred during these four weeks.

    2. Rob Sánchez on

      Anybody as excited about their next excuse as I am?!

    3. Marcus Sundman on

      "We understand it is difficult to have faith in us after our continued delays"

      The delays are not the main problem. Your lies and bs are.

      "but we do ask that you extend your trust until July 2016"

      Good that you specified the year, but nobody has any trust left to extend.

    4. Edward Wilcox on

      Soooo glad I only pledged for one speaker... I almost gave them for a second one a year ago... they better send something in july... delaying....

    5. Ahmad Nasrallah on

      where's my friggin speaker!!! >.>

    6. Jianwei Chen Michael on

      Anyone received their sh1t yet?

    7. Lee Gibson on

      I really don't believe a word of it.

    8. Jeff on

      If everyone looks at this paragraph they are just delaying again.

      "We mentioned in our last update that we have faced further challenges with our production partners since the first batch was delivered. We are TAKING important steps towards RE-GAINING tighter control over our operations and we look forward to talking more about this in our final UPDATES."

      In other words, there are still things "challenges" that haven't been conquered... and they are hoping to. Even going on to say there will be more than one update... multiple. Again.

      I wonder how many other kickstarters have had over 109 updates.

    9. Gustav Öst on

      @Dragonbait
      I share your views. Mostly.
      "there is no such thing as an assured delivery date"
      Well there doesn't have to be a thing like that of course. But in the case when the creator says "I assure you, you will have your speaker in July". Then there is. Assured by the creator.
      Assurance from this creator isn't worth anything... but thats another matter.
      Honest question: Is it your view that the rest here are treating this like a shop?
      I don't see those types of comments here, in this campaign, are you sure you're not reading too much into it?

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      Alister Perrott on

      I'd settle for even a couple of details. "Progress has been made", is fine and dandy, but misses the opportunity to re-engage with the backers and, perhaps, tempt us to consider backing the next project.

    11. Martin on

      Interesting how Frankenspiel avoided to tell what caused the additional delays.

      This is still not the proper way to communicate with the backers. We should know every little detail.

    12. John H. Halpern, M.D.
      Superbacker
      on

      Dragonbait: everyone knows that. The issue is actually the pattern of communication!

      But I do believe if y'all get these speakers then they will impress! Even if coming two years "late" these speakers have no competition on battery life and even speaker quality...especially at this price-point.

    13. Dragonbait
      Superbacker
      on

      @Gustav "I remember two years ago when I was about to go on vacation and was assured it would be delivered by July."

      This is Kickstarter, there is no such thing as an assured delivery date, there's not even an assured delivery, let alone a date for it.
      If you want to be certain you are going to get an item then you shouldn't be using Kickstarter, you should be using Amazon.

    14. Simon Ho
      Superbacker
      on

      ha ha ha

    15. Danny Dierickx on

      >> Gustav Öst about 17 hours ago : "Ahhh! July! I remember two years ago when I was about to go on vacation and was assured it would be delivered by July. "
      Yeah, i got flashbacks too. ;-)

      >> "If I have my pledge by July 31st 2016 I'll eat my hat. "
      Do you even have a hat ? :-D

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      Stolper on

      Hahaha you guys are to funny! I already said goodbye to my money and now it's just hilarious to see you giving updates! My JBL Charge 2+ is doing a pretty good job so far. If there's ever gonna be a speaker I doubt it will beat the JBL..

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      Shterkhun Dmitry on

      Where is my money????

    18. Henrik Norberg on

      Hum... Tempting to believe I will ACTUALLY get my speakers. Very tempting.
      But no, when I have them playing in my hands. Then I will believe it,

      Still have hopes though...

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      Tyler Freeman on

      hahahahaahhahahahahaahaha..aha

    20. Carsten Poweronoff on

      I just had a friend asking me if we are now waiting 2 or 3 years since they had announced delivery, and from the top of my head, I couldn´t answer this question

    21. Lewis MacQueen on

      If I have an FS-X by the end of July I will shove it up my ass and play "YMCA" by the village people at the full 100db on loop

    22. bazpoint on

      Hahahahahahaha... hahahahaa... ha...

      ha.... Brilliant.

      There's more likelyhood of Leicester City winning the Champions League next year, then flying out to America and winning the Superbowl and the World Series too, than there is of seeing a FSX in our hands by the end of July.

    23. Zooik on

      Hahahah we're not going to get anything. This is a copypaste email from before. There will be no speakers.

    24. Gustav Öst on

      Ahhh! July! I remember two years ago when I was about to go on vacation and was assured it would be delivered by July.
      So the delivery horizon is about two months. It has been as low as two weeks previously.
      This of course means nothing. Absolutely nothing.
      If I have my pledge by July 31st 2016 I'll eat my hat.
      Also let's do this again:
      If you're this close to shipping let us see PHOTOS of a lot of manufactured speakers!
      And lets be clear. Not packaging, not shipping labels, not empty warehouses, not cases, not stands, not coords, but S-P-E-A-K-E-R-S!
      You know, the part that makes the sound!

    25. Chris on

      Sounds good! Can't wait to test it out and in time summer even better!

    26. Christopher Muessler on

      well backerkit claims my reward was sent 3 months ago. i kinda dont believe i will get anything, ever. lol

    27. Laurence Freedman on

      Personally I don't feel bad waiting because I know based on everything that has been said or shown since the beginning of the project that it will be well worth it. That being said, you the words "future projects to come" caught my eye, and I for one can't wait for the next one. I believe at one point you mentioned the possibility of a subwoofer project, and that is more than worth waiting for.

    28. Max Tan on

      Awesome job fellas. Looking forward to greater stuff from you guys. As the saying goes, the first is the hardest. Keep it up!

    29. The Bearded Lady
      Superbacker
      on

      Glad to finally get a solid date! and fitting that it will be on the 2 year anniversary of the originally stated delivery date! :)

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      Muggins on

      July 2016? Given your track record, could you confirm the year?

    31. Crispin
      Superbacker
      on

      Wow, a hard date for delivery - nice!

      Good luck in hitting the date; it's hard to be optimistic for you given the insane journey so far, but I admire your making the attempt.

      (By the way, remember that shipping to some countries can take 2-3 weeks, so are you meaning everything will be shipped by mid-July so backers receive in July? Or that everything will be "shipped in July" meaning it might be mid-August before some people receive their pledges? Just a heads-up to prevent misunderstanding down the road...)

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      Filip Murmak on

      So you're telling me that I'll have the speakers for this year's summer vacation in August? Yeah, right :)

    33. Oon CK on

      How many have you send out and how many are still pending for the July batch ? At least with my backer number I will know when I can expect the speakers if they are not virtual !