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

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

  1. Vinz

    Vinz pfm Member

    I payed a total of 600£ from 2013 to 2016 for development + L3 ADC MM/MC option. I just want updates and hopefully some product next year.
  2. EIffel

    EIffel Cereal Killer

    I remain hopeful that John will deliver what is promised as I have a £3105 investment in it (Salvaged MDAC for £370; Pair of VFETS for £2300; MDAC-L2 and L3 development payments for £200; Detox development payment of £50 and MDAC streamer board for £185).

    I'm fortunate to own one of the John's L3 modified MDACs with all the options available at the time... and still use it as my primary DAC with great pleasure!
  3. moosemeat

    moosemeat pfm Member

    I've paid the following:

    1 x GBP400 (FDAC),
    1 x GBP300 (2nd FDAC),
    1 x GBP185 MDAC2 Streamer PCB (this was the discounted price for early sign up)

    I'd be very happy just with 1 x MDAC2 inclusive of streamer now.
  4. machette

    machette Member

    I am in for £835 in total, invested between 2015 and 2017:

    02.03.2015 300GBP MDAC2 Combined 1st + 2nd + 3rd Installments
    22.03.2015 100GBP MDAC2 Installment: L2 (4th) Development
    28.11.2015 50GBP USB DETOX development
    14.01.2016 100GBP FDAC L3 development
    14.01.2016 100GBP FDAC L3 MC/MM Additional development
    14.05.2017 185GBP MDAC streamer pcb

    And I am interested in one box solution, something like a future FDAC, described by John recently (all functionality, superior quality, in new bigger chassis). If not in plan anymore, MDAC 2 would work for me as well.
  5. Timcat

    Timcat pfm Member

    I have contributed £400 for an MDAC2/FDAC/Whatever it's called this week DAC, and £50 for a Detox. Total £450. My earliest contribution was in April 2014.

    Compared to some, my contribution has been quite limited and I am quite shocked by the sums JW has received from some individuals, whilst delivering nothing but, so far, empty promises over a period of over 5 years, or is it closer to 6.

    So, what do we do? In my experience in similar situations, a solicitor's letter giving a period of time, say 3 months, within which to deliver the promised products or face potential legal action, has been the next step. However, with so many individuals involved, organising this would be time consuming.
  6. Hornet

    Hornet New Member

    My payments:
    £400 FDAC L2, combined installments (11th August 2016)
    £50 Detox (4th October 2016)
  7. Apollux

    Apollux New Member

    I've paid:
    1 x GBP300 MDAC2
    1 x GBP100 MDAC2
  8. slacktavist

    slacktavist Member

    adding this just for the record and to insure I am included in an investors only thread, I payed a total of £600 for FDAC development + L3 ADC MM/MC option, plus £50 on detox.

    I don't think attempting to apply massive amounts of pressure on John is going to work out well for anyone but I definitely share others frustration, just think we have to wait it out now.
  9. timow

    timow Well-Known Member

    I have paid £550 for FDAC L3 (including full width chassis, ADC, FPGA, optional CD slot loader, etc.) and Detox development. I will wait to see the final outcome.
  10. Dodeth

    Dodeth pfm Member

    I’ve paid £600 in total. If I recall correctly, £50 was for Detox development, the rest for FDAC/MDAC2. First payment was 9th September 2013 and final one 14th January 2016.
  11. MartinC246

    MartinC246 Member

    I joined on 26.6.14 with £300 payment for combined instalments 1,2 & 3

    24.3.15 – £100 - Instalment 4 for L2 Fusion (terms being used at the time)

    13.5.17 – £185 voluntary contribution to help fund Streamer PCB

    Total £585
  12. eddie pugh

    eddie pugh pfm Member

    I've made the following payments

    19/5/14 MDAC 2 1st and 2nd Installment £200
    10/6/14 MDAC2 3rd Installment £100
    9/4/15 MDAC2 4th Installment £100
    7 9/15 Detox Dev Installment £50
    14/1/16 FDAC L3 ADC Dev Installment £100
    13/5/17 MDAC2 Streamer Board £185

    That's a Grand Total of £735

    I'm still have hope that I might receive an MDAC2 DAC/streamer upgrade board sometime next year while I still have a few years left to enjoy it

  13. Rune

    Rune pfm Member

    My payments so far is £6755 and I have received one MiniStreamer so the balance is £6570.

    I will wait this out and give John the time he needs to finish and deliver.
  14. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    I'm in for a pair of VFET amps and a DAC.

    Paid C.£ 2200
  15. zappanaut

    zappanaut New Member

    £300 in total for one MDAC2/FDAC
  16. amershamman

    amershamman pfm Member

    £400 in total (I think) for one MDAC2 upgrade. I feel that John is focussed on this now, and I can't believe he want to carry on dragging this out anymore than we do. This is no way for either him or us to lead our lives.
  17. vanwykca

    vanwykca Member

    £500 for MDAC first payment September 2013, last January 2016.
    £50 for Detox August 2015.
    £370 for salvaged MDAC.

    Total of £920.

    I would prefer a standalone Detox to use with my current MDAC.
  18. bizxo

    bizxo Member

    Tony L thank you for your work.

    My payments:

    £300 MDAC L2, first 3 installments (08-09-2014)
    £100 MDAC L3, fourth installment (04-09-2015)
    £50 Detox (04-09-2015)

    Total £450

    I would like to go for a FDAC.

    I will wait and give John time to finish and deliver.
  19. Philim

    Philim pfm Member

    £300 years ago in mdac2 in 2013 but written off now.
  20. banjoman

    banjoman pfm Member

    I have paid up at least GBP 400 for MDAC2 L3

    Will have to check if I paid for anything else

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