Good Afternoon everyone,
Having taken stalk a month away from the preorder launch of the VK-X, today we are 10 days from the launch and look to reevaluate where we are at now.
The VK-X, today
The development of the mechanical aspect of the headphones is completely finished. Since our last update, we have also reached the end of the development of the electronic aspect of our headphones and we have made good progress concerning audio production: the sound tests have been conclusive and we are now preparing to refine this signature sound we have been working for now 7 years: a balanced sound, a remarkable bass, and an immersive listening experience for the user. We are also happy to share with you one of the first pictures we made of the VK-X in its Classic series version: link to picture.
Baptiste recently published an article which lists all the specs and features of the VK-X. I invite you to read it here directly: http://journal.aedle.net/2018/06/10/vk-x-features/
As you may already know, we are a small brand and we intend to remain one. We are a limited team, committed to our project and our vision. In order to guarantee the best quality possible and to avoid the pitfalls of overproduction, namely forgoing our attention to detail as well as quality, we have chosen to limit the pre-order campaign to 1,000 units. This will allow us to maintain optimal control over the quality and to offer each consumer a unique product.
In one of our most recent articles, we were only able to give a price estimate for the VK-X. This price has now been fixed: the official public price will be $649 | 649€.
During the 30-day fundraising campaign, however, prices will range from $349 to $399 depending on the time of purchase to thank our supporters and backers.
In addition to the two series editions (Brown “Classic” and Black “Legacy”), whose leathers and anodizing will be available for customization, customers will also have the option to choose between 4 new leathers (Carmine Red, Roy Blue, Sand Beige and English Green) as well as 5 new anodization for the aluminium colors (Black, Anthracite, Champagne, Rose Gold and Bronze).
This new customization option will also be launched with the launch of the VK-X with an add-on price of $50. The cost of customization outside of the prelaunch campaign will cost approximately $150.
In choosing this option, the customer will receive a color chart at the end of the pre-order campaign where he or she will find tissue samples to get an idea of what the final product will look like with the color customizations :
Once the order has been validated, the customized headphones will be crafted with care for our customers, which will, of course, entail a supplementary delay due to the crafted nature of each object.
At your disposition to answer your questions 🙂