Greetings from SUBPAC HQ,
As the pandemic is winding down here in the US, we are starting to see a real impact for the better on the release of the X1 and C1. The most positive change is that our engineers and manufacturing partners have been able to meet and work together in a meaningful way in person for the first time since the pandemic hit.
There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel for the release of X1 and C1 but, for all the positive changes, we are still not fully out of the woods. Unfortunately, supply chain issues for electronics components continue to impact production timelines, and as a result, we should begin shipping by the end of Summer. We understand this is a moving target - we’re also very frustrated - but this is the nature of the current electronics & manufacturing environment, we’re doing our best to navigate through it. By way of context, our partners in the automotive industry have been hit particularly hard. Some of the most prestigious automakers in the world are struggling to secure the components they need. That said, the changes that had to be made to X1 and C1 are settled, with no impact on the final product other than some nice performance improvements you will be very happy with.
Now that we are fully in the manufacturing stretch, other dates are solidifying, including final product performance testing, RF certifications, and other critical areas. We continue to appreciate your patience in this final phase.
We know how frustrating this journey has been for some of you, and we are also very frustrated. No one could ever have predicted what happened this past year - we have had to adapt and evolve in ways we could never have imagined as we developed the next generation of SUBPAC products we are so very proud of. Thank you to our allies, partners, and supporters on the mission to bring high-fidelity tactile bass to the world. We appreciate the faith you continue to put in us, it will not be forgotten.
We’re always here for you and welcome open positive dialog!
Yours in Bass,