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

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

  1. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B And any old music will do…

    Perhaps if you elucidate you may be able to give succour to some of the investors on here.
    “Some day” doesn’t sound very encouraging though.

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  2. eevo1969

    eevo1969 pfm Member

    Did he have anything to show you? A dummy unit with a screen wasn’t it?
  3. moosemeat

    moosemeat pfm Member

    We've been waiting with baited breath for some news... is this as good as it gets? If you'd be so kind as to elaborate, I'm sure thread members would appreciate it. Thank you Rune.
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  4. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    Are you sure he he said "Some day" and not "Somewhere"?

    Here's a Judy Garland singing the ballad of the MDAC2...

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  5. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

    I don't know you but I hope that your humour is very very dry.
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  6. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

    In other news "pigs seen flying over London"
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  7. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

  8. Rune

    Rune pfm Member

    John brought as promised the casework and incl the front panel screen mounted and it looked good.
    I wrote some day(next year) because no matter what I write the usual suspects will post negative unconstructive comments. So actually I do not feel like posting anything. Just wanted to say that John was in Munich.
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  9. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow She called me baby, like an old romantic

    Tbf, if this guy said he was going to be there, and he was there, and literally no one went up to him and created all types of commotion after he stole from you, then tbf, no wonder he got away with it and he will continue to do so now.
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  10. Nigel

    Nigel pfm Member

    Didn't you see how big his bodyguards were?
  11. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow She called me baby, like an old romantic

    Did he crowdfund for those too?
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  12. nostromo

    nostromo pfm Member

    Thanks for the update. I hope JW will post some pics on FB. Good to know you've gained a boost of hope from meeting John. I was confident he would at least do that, but I wanted to see a completed prototype before I went to Munich.

    So reading between the lines of your post, I guess a prototype will be built in the next few months (probably Dec).

    I'd like to hear more about about the parts you did see... Were they as high quality as you expected?
    What's the current challenge apart from chassis parts from China?
  13. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    So..after 10 years of not receiving what you paid for you are still happy to carp about people making negative comments ?

    It seems that your gun is pointing the wrong way.

    However...good luck with your ongoing wait.
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  14. killie99

    killie99 pfm Member

    Oh Joe, stop exaggerating, it's only 9 years 9 months since this kicked off.
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  15. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    In other news, man shows empty box at trade show after 117 months of product development.
  16. flowjm

    flowjm pfm Member

    If no-one is willing to have a public confrontation or pursue legal action, might I suggest at least a publicity drive? A concerted effort to post succinct statements of the situation (e.g. 'John Westlake has taken £x in crowdfunding for xyz, and produced nothing in almost ten years; see this thread on pfm for details') on as many audio related websites as possible, and also perhaps sent by letter to audio companies globally? Also contact audio magazines?

    Although I can't agree with Rune's optimism regarding the imminent (or even eventual) delivery of a product, I agree that negative comments are unconstructive, if they don't lead to action. What do any of you have to lose at this point?
  17. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

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  18. sonddek

    sonddek Trade: SUPATRAC

    I wouldn't recognise him, but someone who looked a little like him came to my stand. If I had had confirmed identity I would have told him to take a running jump at himself for all your sakes. What mystifies me is that some well-respected audio companies still do business with him even though he seems to have conned a large number of people.
  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It will need citations to stay, i.e. multiple links to stakeholder evidence in specific posts on this thread backing up every point. They’ll certainly keep deleting large blocks of text without such citation even when true (as the text clearly is). This information about Westlake should certainly be in the entry IMO, it is essential it is read by a wider audience, though it clearly needs to be compatible with Wikipedia’s citation standards.
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