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Bottlehead Crack + Speedball Upgrade Amp Kit

Bottlehead Crack + Speedball Upgrade Amp Kit

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We want Bottlehead!! We gonna crack!
I need this drop for my HD6XX, so many requests, please have it again.
3889 Requests. When is this drop coming again?
Another email shot
October 4th through Monday, October 8th, the Crack headphone amp kit will be on sale for an amazing $229 - a savings of $70! And to sweeten the deal the Speedball upgrade will be on sale for $70 (a $55 savings). That's like getting a free Speedball upgrade when you order Crack with the Speedball upgrade!
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milw50717
Welp, I hope there is a Crackember for next month or for December. I would have pulled the trigger with the speedball had I not missed this. I'm even signed up for the newsletter, but I didn't catch it when it came in. Doh.
Sorry, this reply is late. I don't believe that would be possible. The sale is in conjunction with Bottlehead's ability to purchase parts in bulk, kind of like how Massdrop does things. It took nearly 2 months for the kit to arrive. I'm guessing that if you simply bought at regular price, they would assemble a kit from inventoried parts, which I believe would cost Bottlehead more than the bulk buying of the sale. You can either contact Bottlehead directly, or sign up for their excellent forum for more info.
From an email shot received today
Back to Cool Sale Almost everything is 15% off! Fall is on it's way and it's time to think about starting those cool season projects. Get a jump on them during our fall Back to Cool sale. Kits are 15% off through Friday, September 14th.  Yup, amps, preamps, headphone amps, upgrade kits - almost every kit (except the Jager speaker kit, Quickie, Quicksand) is on sale. 
bummer, i have missed the last sale, now the wait begins to hope for a second sale, the full price being to much for my budget
Crack and Speedball on sale 05/05 - 05/11
From email newsletter:
Starting this Saturday, May 5th, thru Friday, May 11th the Crack headphone amp kit for high impedance headphones will be on sale for $199 ($100 off the regular price) and the Speedball upgrade kit will be on sale for $100 ($25 off the regular price).
Bottlehead has a sale on at the moment for the crack & speedball. Same prices as below - $199 and $100.
milw50717
dang it i missed it. I'm guessing they don't do that very often, do they?
kxrider85
A few times as year. I get an email newsletter from Bottlehead that will include notifications of the sales that they are running. Maybe sign up for the newsletter and I will try to remember to post here when the sales are on.
Well since this isnt coming back for a drop (due to Bottlehead being unwilling, not massdrop) you can get it directly from Bottlehead for $199 this week, and Speedball upgrade is $100 today only too: http://bottlehead.com/?product=crack-otl-headphone-amplifier-kit
EniGmA1987
It says till March 5th so I think it's the whole week.
JacobH
Thanks for catching that
1590 requests for this as of the time of this post. I really hope we see it again as I am in need of a second one.
Bringing this would be very interesting.
Something tells me a few soon-to-be HD 6XX owners are gonna be very interested in seeing this crop up again!
MattyMac
Id imagine we have enough people who bought them that would also want in on this as well, at least i do. I was thinking bottlehead might also do a boxing day/xmass sale for a cheap speedball upgrade.
MattyMac
i agree...someone needs to bring back this drop
Hey, anyone know where to get this on a 10x group buy? Sounds like while there are over 1,000 drop requests for this unit, it won't be coming to Massdrop. I heard "on sale" it's $300 for the Bottlehead Crack + Speedball upgrade amp kit. Do you even need a DAC when using this with a headset like the AKG K7XX? Thanks!
MrCookieMan
It's an amp only not a DAC. You'll need to feed it an analogue signal in some way. As to what DAC to pair it with, that's a problem I hope to have eventually...
Soooooo AS of now we are at 992 requests for this drop. I see Maximus_Panin1 said:
Informations on site Bottlehead: "When you buy 1 > Regular Price: $299.00USD • When you buy 2-9 > Sale Price: $269.10USD • Save: $29.90USD (10%)! • When you buy 10 or more > Sale Price: $254.15USD • Save: $44.85USD (15%)!" - http://bottlehead.com/product/crack-otl-headphone-amplifier-kit
Attn Bottlehead: This is an attempt to get people together to group-buy your item. We don't care if we do it through Massdrop or not if you won't work with them again, but don't disenfranchise your potential customers! Accept our drop request or come here and let us know the deal!
Informations on site Bottlehead: "When you buy 1 > Regular Price: $299.00USD • When you buy 2-9 > Sale Price: $269.10USD • Save: $29.90USD (10%)! • When you buy 10 or more > Sale Price: $254.15USD • Save: $44.85USD (15%)!" - http://bottlehead.com/product/crack-otl-headphone-amplifier-kit/
huh, didn't know Crack was sold here before. How much was the drop here? Doesn't seem like it's gonna come back. Oh well, I can just drive over to Bottlehead's shop and grab one. Odd though that Bottlehead won't let this drop anymore when they have discount prices for quantities bought.
892 as of 2/17/16. Could be anytime now! :)
702 requests so far, any progress on this drop?
640 requests so far.. any hope, to see this drop finding its way soon???
Hi, everyone!
The Bottlehead Crack and speedball is now on sale on bottlehead.com with the price $299. The deal will be end on April 17, 2015.
Littlerat
Damn, I missed it, how will I know when the next sale is?
does this work in sweden ? or do i need a 240VAC?
oopeteroo
If you buy it from Bottlehead you can choose an option on the site to get the 240 V components.
I'd been waiting a few weeks after seeing this was above 200 votes. Seeing now that they apparently don't plan to do any more massdrops for Bottlehead products makes me a very sad panda. I have reason to believe that it's because their ordering process already gets super backed-up as is.
Well I have a google group where we can at least talk about sourcing the amp:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/bottle-head-crack-group-buy-summer-2014
216 users have requested as of 1/28/2015. Would love to see this drop redone!
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Did they mention that they would do so? As in, will they be offering the deal then?
loperaj
No mention of a deal, simply that you can purchase it through their web site.
Danny_Lui, any word in this??
Any ideas on if/when this drop will happen again? Currently over 200 users. Thanks!
Massdrop still planning to contact vendor if 200 requests are made?
Oh okay. Never mind.
Hey Everyone,
So we spoke with Bottlehead today and they were unwilling to lower the drop price further. We've decided to cancel the orders and close the buy since the price is cheaper directly from the manufacturer. Any members still interested in picking one up can check out their site.
This isn't the first time this has happened. I found two other headphone drops that were priced above what the manufacturer was actually selling them for on their own webpage.