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Old 01-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #101
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I read mid to late spring release on bsw's Facebook page
What year?
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #102
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There is no 'silence' that we are trying to keep over a release date. As said in this thread we missed the end of the year which was our realistic goal but it did not happen. The issue is I can say "Oh it is now this date" and if we are 2 weeks later again it looks bad on our part. To be honest and up front we originally announced we were working on it too early and this started the online clock for a date for release. The original postings from BSW on this we were not in production at that time. We were tlaking about it, designing how it would work and PnP setup. So there were months to go with just figuring out how it was all going to work, Prototyping. Testing. Adjusting. Tweaking. Etc. You can see where it is going.

As with all of you I myself am an enthusiast that supports vendors on this forum and others. I truly wish I could go "Call me guys I have it for order" but I cannot do that yet and apologize for the extended delays and lack of release. It is as frustrating for me as for you as I want to get you guys more upgrades. Just like you I want to get a kit into my E36 and enjoy it even more. We are working on it and it will be released. That I can assure you of and we truly appreciate the hardcore following we have on here.

eJack - Would be interested to discussing your upgrade more as your review is not typical of our customers that got a complete upgrade. Maybe we can do some tweaking or an incorrect item was shipped and thus you have a decrease in audio quality. I see from your comments your kit is a few years old but would still like to address that if you would let me. Definitely do not want an upset customer with BSW. That is never our goal.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #103
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Hi Halston - thank you for the reply and your consideration regarding our concerns.

Would it be possible -

For you to provide us an update every month, 6 weeks, just so we can hear where things are at on a regular basis?

Consider a generous discounted group-buy option for the board?

And also, if you're looking for beta testers, I'd be willing to give a hand (I have the Stage I installed).

Thanks...
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #104
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There will definitely be a pre-order/Group Buy that will run through our most important customers first. Enthusiasts like us on the forums. That will definitely happen. I just sent an email to my lead install tech who spearheads this type of development asking if we can some type of monthly update. Maybe a photo or two of what we are working on. Etc.

For Beta Testing that will probably not happen as we need the car in house(usually in LA at our remote shop) so we can monitor the install, performance and the like.

As soon as Jason replies with that I'll post it up here.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #105
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There will definitely be a pre-order/Group Buy that will run through our most important customers first. Enthusiasts like us on the forums. That will definitely happen. I just sent an email to my lead install tech who spearheads this type of development asking if we can some type of monthly update. Maybe a photo or two of what we are working on. Etc.
Very cool! Thanks...
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:44 PM   #106
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Per JasonYou meaning me so I'll pass it along to you guys)


"Sure. We've paid three mold fees for the multiple harnesses. We're doing it in such a way that allows for the harnesses themselves to be plug and play, so that guys can opt for full on Stage 2 kits or a simple PnP subwoofer harness.

Harness 1 takes the OEM connector to a BSW specific 46 pin plug.
Harness 2 takes the BSW specific plug to the necessary wires that will connect to the amplifier.
Harness 3 takes the BSW specific plug back to the OEM connectors. This harness has a pigtail coming off of it that allows for subwoofer PnP.

Let's do it like this:

* Monthly updates with realistic timeframes that I'll provide to you.
* We're releasing the kits vehicle by vehicle, and we haven't decided on that order as of yet. I'm thinking E46 Coupes, then Cabrios, then Sedans.
* As photos show up, I'll pass them along.
* The 4 channel amplifier will have an RCA output so that a secondary subwoofer amplifier can be added if need be (Stage 3)
* Beta testers are only needed in the Los Angeles area. However, I have so many guys out here waiting I doubt we'll need any additional testers at least with regards to the E46.
* We'll gladly do a group-buy for the board. Once we have a REALISTIC timeframe of delivery we'll bring that option to the forefront."
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:51 PM   #107
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I feel sorry for you guys at BSW! You've done soo much for these boards and communicate on a very timely basis. Your audio solutions are THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE BY FAR yet people still bash you guys. Im still waiting for it but I am in no hurry because I dont have enough cash to drop on stage 2 yet but I will buy eventually. Keep it up BSW I commend you.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #108
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I'm in LA w/a VERT, so if you need a beta tester, let me know.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #109
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I feel sorry for you guys at BSW! You've done soo much for these boards and communicate on a very timely basis. Your audio solutions are THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE BY FAR yet people still bash you guys. Im still waiting for it but I am in no hurry because I dont have enough cash to drop on stage 2 yet but I will buy eventually. Keep it up BSW I commend you.
Appreciate the kind words. We will keep at it. It's not all about riding the highs but dealing with the lows as well. I know our fans, customers and potential customers are upset with how this has gone to this point but it will be worth the wait and I'll be here to help everyone through the time in between.


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I'm in LA w/a VERT, so if you need a beta tester, let me know.

As said above I think the list if 'full' but email Jason @ jws at bavariansoundwerks dot com to volunteer. He loves to hear from any BMW owner being a BMW nerd himself
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:27 PM   #110
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Glad to hear there is an updates hopefully, it be out soon as there seems to be a big market for it
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:31 PM   #111
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Definitely. It will be the biggest product that we offer. That is for sure. BSW cannot wait to get it to market
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #112
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Thanks for the update.

I'll be checking back.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:05 PM   #113
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A while back I signed up on a "waiting list" on BSW website. Does that still exist and have any bearing on who gets first orders?
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:54 AM   #114
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A while back I signed up on a "waiting list" on BSW website. Does that still exist and have any bearing on who gets first orders?
Yes. If you are on the list/newsletter/previous customer you will get the email that the kit is ready for pre-order. That will also be open to forum members as well. This will be the 'best price' available to those people mentioned above.
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I am looking forward to this as well. Keep us posted.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #116
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #117
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #120
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Progress is here. First step in releasing the kits is our DirectFit Component sets. E46 fitments coming soon! These are the necessary harness and modified speakers(wire harness/plugs/etc) needed to make the amp kit plug and play. These are for use if you have your own amp that you wanted to use.

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