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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2021, 07:37:11 AM »
I am extending preorder pricing until February 15th.

This to allow me to test the initial batch of modules that have been delayed in manufacturing.

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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2021, 04:01:29 PM »
Just got an email from the manufacturer, the boards are almost ready to ship. Here is a behind the scene pic.

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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2021, 10:45:45 AM »
Preliminary test results. See attachments.

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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2021, 01:46:09 PM »
Nice, I've seen some good reviews of your stuff on YouTube too. Keep up the great work!
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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2021, 02:26:36 PM »
Here is what the final product will look like. More info to come...

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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2021, 03:54:21 PM »
Very nice looking, quality chassis  :thumb:
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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2021, 05:33:56 AM »
Due to supply and schedule issues exacerbated by COVID, I unfortunately will need to delay the release of this product. Quality and customer satisfaction are my primary concerns, and I refuse to release a product that does not meet the highest quality standards. I am actively updating the existing design and - as always - will fully test and verify that everything not only meets but exceeds industry standards. I anticipate at this time a June/July delivery and will try my best to get it done earlier.

Those who have already placed a preorder received an email.

For this reason, I have also extended discounted preorder pricing until further notice.
https://orchardaudio.com/shop/ols/products/strk-ltr-mdl

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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2021, 11:08:35 AM »
Should have an update within the next two weeks. My manufacturer is finishing up the latest revision board assembly.


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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2021, 11:24:02 PM »
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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2021, 01:59:37 PM »
I have updated the website and posted test results for these modules. Here are the links:
https://orchardaudio.com/shop/ols/products/strk-ltr-mdl
Starkrimson(R) Ultra Amplifier Modules -- 250/500W into 8/4ohm | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum

Please note preorder pricing will end on May 31st.


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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2021, 02:14:25 PM »
I have updated the website and posted test results for these modules. Here are the links:
https://orchardaudio.com/shop/ols/products/strk-ltr-mdl
Starkrimson(R) Ultra Amplifier Modules -- 250/500W into 8/4ohm | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum

Please note preorder pricing will end on May 31st.

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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2021, 03:16:13 PM »
Looking at the back of the board, it seems like there are ~70 points to be soldered.  But looking at the top, it looks like several hundred.  Are all the chips pre installed?
What is an approximate cost of the BOM?
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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2021, 03:40:44 PM »
Looking at the back of the board, it seems like there are ~70 points to be soldered.  But looking at the top, it looks like several hundred.  Are all the chips pre installed?
What is an approximate cost of the BOM?

If you purchase the bare boards there is nothing soldered. The BOM cost for two (2) boards is around $450.

You may also purchase the fully assembled ones.

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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2021, 10:01:50 AM »
For those of you looking to purchase the enclosure, you can do it directly from Modushop. Here is the link.
https://modushop.biz/site/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=839&tracking=wmbyh4xCH9d3EPrNg86YhZ0AqT1uFWpURacMebYeX3HLj5uCGIli7LXCS83ITDUX

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Re: 500W (4ohm) GaN Class D Modules - Starkrimson Ultra
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2021, 07:23:51 AM »
Reminder... preorder pricing ends May 31st.
https://www.orchardaudio.com/shop/ols/products/strk-ltr-mdl