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

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

  1. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    But you would have needed balls of finest 904L to have held them as they went up and down and up and down and so forth. I'd have bailed by £500 I bet ;)
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  2. Dodeth

    Dodeth pfm Member

    That’s taken me back to my 22 years working in stainless steel….
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  3. sam_cat

    sam_cat C'est Crounchifique!

    Sold them for a nice profit. Profit is profit.
    If I hadnt sold them at that point I would have sold then easily two dozen other times.
  4. fred sonnen

    fred sonnen pfm Member

    Almost 3 weeks of silence?
    Guys, isn't it time for another round of "hit the sack". Otherwise you will lose the exercise....
    As in the past, you will not achieve anything with your actions. But you didn't care about that until now and you will surely feel superior again to beat up on a person in your destructive rage.
    So go ahead, release the fury....
    Oh, happy 2nd Advent

    Any news on FB?
  5. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Almost time for another smug satisfaction superiority post from.... oh beat me to it.
    russel, Wilson, Darren and 4 others like this.
  6. Lowand

    Lowand Don't tell the humans

    Fred ..... what a very odd post.
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  7. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    "Fred" - the noun - means "peace" in Danish.
    "Fred (ham)" - the imperative form of the verb - means "spare (him)".
    Both relevant to Fred's post.
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  8. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    Yes great news at last!

    After a wait of 8 years and £100K everything is finished, the MDAC2 customers have been shipped their boards, the FDAC is complete with a champagne gold option for those who like a bit of luxury, the internal and external Detox is complete, making the most of both Dacs performance, DCS, Mola Mola Pah! Rubbish compared to these Lakewest Dacs!

    The VFET monoblocks are now complete (one customer even being brought back from the dead so he can enjoy them), early reports suggest are they are some of greatest amps every made.

    A Christmas miracle to celebrate the birthday of baby Jesus!
    Mark Dirac, Dan K, Sibbers and 6 others like this.
  9. nostromo

    nostromo pfm Member

    A request for an update on FB is now about week old, it's either not been seen or is being ignored.

    Perhaps JW is waiting for Xmas eve or New year's eve to give us new hope of a product... I guess the Chinese New year holiday won't play a part now that it's an all European product....having said that I'm sure a part such as the display will be needed from China and hence a new delay will be announced.

    Nothing seems to get JW to stop his endless experimenting with the design... Something or someone (a therapist perhaps ) needs to move JW onto production duties.
  10. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Perhaps JW has begun "preparing his Doctorate PhD research based on insight and understanding into an acoustic and system phenomenon observed over his career as an audio designer"? (Wikipedia)

    Will it be entitled 'Problems of Time Delay in Digital Design', perchance?

    torstoi, dmytro, tto and 4 others like this.
  11. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    That will be the second coming of Christ then.
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  12. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Nurse!, Fred hasn’t taken his meds again!
    dmytro, Hawtin and Darren like this.
  13. evand

    evand pfm Member

    I take my hat off to Mr Westlake. £100k with no recourse and still some disciples live in eternal hope.
    busb and Darren like this.
  14. sam_cat

    sam_cat C'est Crounchifique!

    Given up hope, but not letting it drop. Its a chunk of cash and visibility and accountability is important...
    moosemeat, Darren and nostromo like this.
  15. Jim Audiomisc

    Jim Audiomisc pfm Member

    FWIW I joined PFM some way into the JW 'saga' and was puzzled by it seeming to be a 'neverendum' with people still throwing some money after it. Not knowing JW or the history I didn't feel it was sensible for me to say much about it one way or the other. But it did seem worrying. Intentions all round may well have been good, but the prospects of 'perfection just out of reach' are something I've always been wary about.

    Engineering isn't about perfect. It is about optimising to get the best practical result from availble resources in a finite time with finite input. I learned that decades ago when I first heard WISBAR.

    Well It Should Be Allright.

    Sell that to raise money to make a better one next time if you can. That way people got what they paid for, and you get paid. They didn't pay for what you eventually couldn't provide.
    busb, NeilK, adamdea and 6 others like this.
  16. nostromo

    nostromo pfm Member

    Life is a roller-coaster (a terrible song by Ronan Keating), many and varied experiences make life more interesting.

    Chasing the rainbow is one of them....not giving up just yet.
    ti33er likes this.
  17. Nero

    Nero Call me 'Goose'

    Hi Fi in a nutshell, right there....
    Reenberg and nostromo like this.
  18. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    "Hope springs eternal in the human breast" Alexander Pope, 1732
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  19. lapkwan

    lapkwan pfm Member

    JW even promised to meet me in his own country Czech and then later in HK, wonder what would have happened if we really had met, judging now very probably nothing good.
  20. sam_cat

    sam_cat C'est Crounchifique!

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