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The John Westlake/Lakewest MDAC/FDAC, VFET and Detox

Discussion in 'audio' started by Tony L, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    Or years.
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  2. adamdea

    adamdea You are not a sound quality evaluation device

    Some stuff about the lcd dispay
  3. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    ... lcd despair?

    ... that's a new one!
  4. Lowand

    Lowand Don't tell the humans

    I think I dispayed about nine years ago.
  5. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

    LSD hallucinations?
    Tigerjones and TheFlash like this.
  6. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    £sd shortage?
    timpy, TheFlash and davidsrsb like this.
  7. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    John could always blame Brexit for the delay if he lived in the UK.
  8. nostromo

    nostromo pfm Member

    Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but I would expect a DAC designer to have a completed, tested and sonically proven concept board with all the main features working before concentrating on the chassis in which its going to be put.
    Tigerjones likes this.
  9. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    Yeah, and in about 2015.
    sideshowbob and Tigerjones like this.
  10. gints

    gints pfm Member

    He completed and tested several concepts, trouble is he was chasing perfection and had problems to stick with one design. Or is it over? Maybe case, if he will commit to one, will put in frames his dac as well.
  11. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    It’s an elaborate scam. We, sadly, must admit the money has gone. Who would be prepared to make further payments to get their completed DAC? Who could trust him? It’s an expensive, entertaining scam.
    Errol and Darren like this.
  12. sonddek

    sonddek Trade: SUPATRAC

    Maybe he's just a closet vinyl fan secretly working to save one soul at a time by returning you to The One True Groove.
    hermit likes this.
  13. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

    So from one money sink to another?
    timpy and sonddek like this.
  14. Asphaltradler

    Asphaltradler pfm Member

    But that is what he had. Around 2016 or so some lines to that effect were written by JW: concept board ready, proven, had personally listened to it etc. pp. Was going to be produced soon and delivered to first testers before christmas... So nothing new really that there are some problems with chassis, display or whatever.
  15. nostromo

    nostromo pfm Member

    I think that was before the major change in direction towards an R2R design with an innovative super high accuracy clock. Which to my recollection was never built, because of the difficulty in getting an FPGA chip and it's required programming which John just couldn't do alone.
  16. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    This 100%. We all gave him the benefit of the doubt for a long time, but - let's be quite objective about this - he has taken the money and effectively run. I've come to terms with this - I was only in lightly, which helps - but it must smart for many who trusted and were deceived.
    Spike, Lowand, Timcat and 1 other person like this.
  17. killie99

    killie99 pfm Member

    When is the Munich show? My money’s still on a whole lot of nothing to see with promises of pots of gold before Christmas
  18. moosemeat

    moosemeat pfm Member

    It's Thursday 18th & Friday 19th May (10am-6pm), so all should soon be revealed.
  19. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Johns new Porsche?
    Harvey63 likes this.
  20. adamdea

    adamdea You are not a sound quality evaluation device

    Latest report 9th May is that the first machined part has arrived: a knob.
    Hawtin, lawrence001, alloja and 2 others like this.

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