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Vampire 600 V2 Cards In the Productionpage  1 2 3 

Igor Majstorovic
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 219
27 Dec 2017 19:46



   
  I want to inform everyone that the production of Vampire 600 V2 cards is restarted.
  To improve quality we have moved complete production to Europe now. First batch will contain 200 cards and everyone from our list will be contacted to confirm their interest. We will provide more info very soon.


Niclas A
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 154
27 Dec 2017 20:52


looks great :D


Gregthe Canuck

Posts 215
28 Dec 2017 08:52


Congratulations on getting V600 V2 back in production.

Are there any updates to this card?



Manuel Jesus

Posts 104
28 Dec 2017 15:18


Outstanding as always Igor. See that right there... that's what progress looks like!


Andy Hearn

Posts 42
28 Dec 2017 15:28


woohoo!

kinda makes a little bit of me want to trawl for another A600 - if their prices haven't skyrocketed on amibay or ebay!

:D


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 770
28 Dec 2017 17:40


igor majstorovic wrote:

  First batch will contain 200 cards and everyone from our list will be contacted to confirm their interest. We will provide more info very soon.
 

[localism on] IGORE MAJSTORE! [localism off]

  200 more Vamps coming out :-) Hope there are enough A600s, sadly none here.
 
  Improved board design looks nice and clean. Do they still smell on tobacco? :-)
 
  Will there be any in Amiga stores?


Roy Gillotti

Posts 102
28 Dec 2017 17:47


Do I see a slight difference in the HDMI circuitry?, comparing the current version, I noticed the Resistors near the HDMI port are now ceramic caps? Just looks like Cs versus Rs and the numbering seems different...
   
    Hard to tell with the picture.


Mike Glover

Posts 5
29 Dec 2017 22:46


How do I get added to the list?
The Apollo website says that A600 is still on hold.
Thanks,


Marlon Beijer

Posts 81
30 Dec 2017 11:47


Mike Glover wrote:

How do I get added to the list?
  The Apollo website says that A600 is still on hold.
  Thanks,

I think they're going through the ones already on the list before accepting new.


Mike Glover

Posts 5
30 Dec 2017 17:03


Thats a real shame :(
I contacted Apollo way back in June or July and was told that production would start in July. Well that came and went and even now 6 months later can't even get my name on a list to get one. Apollo just fill you with false hope it seems. :-/


Mr Niding

Posts 223
30 Dec 2017 17:27


@Mike
 
Marlon Beijer's comment should be ignored as far as he doesnt actually know whats the status of the production scale and list (No dis-respect Marlon!! Praise be your MilkyTracker coding effort! :)
 
Obviously its taken longer time to restart the production than the team had planned for. Considering its the job of a few, and the product is still in development, its not entirely suprising.
Igors post about restart is only 3 days old, so Im sure there is a long backlog of users that have pre-paid already, and possibly people that used to be on Kipper2k's list that are still waiting (not knocking Kipper2k, cause I got my board from him, and he was superhelpful and all that jazz).
 
SO, I wouldnt consider any comment in this thread valid with regards to production, unless they come from Igor or someone else in the Apollo Team themselves that actually knows what they are talking about.
 
Im sure Marlon just wanted to highlight that there is most likely a backlog of people ahead of you. He did say "I think they're going through the ones already on the list before accepting new.", which you shouldnt consider a rejection, just a reminder of queuing.


Ian Parsons

Posts 136
30 Dec 2017 22:23


It may be better to not re-open the list and instead only supply them through third party dealers. Hopefully that way Igor would have a little more time to deal with other things and spend less time doing admin for new V600 orders. It's not a great use of his talents to have him chasing up payments, packaging up individual boards for mailing and following up on delivery issues.


Mr Niding

Posts 223
30 Dec 2017 22:42


@Ian

Indeed. Ive seen vendors reciving and announcing small batches of Vampires.

And Mike, in the original post of Igor he posts "We will provide more info very soon.".

I would assume how to get a card is part of that info.


Sean Sk

Posts 78
30 Dec 2017 23:45


Mike Glover wrote:

Thats a real shame :(
  I contacted Apollo way back in June or July and was told that production would start in July. Well that came and went and even now 6 months later can't even get my name on a list to get one. Apollo just fill you with false hope it seems. :-/

I wouldn't jump to conclusions until an official word about how to obtain one is announced. As has been mentioned, any comments made about the production is speculation. Also a little patience and understanding about past difficulties with the manufacture of the V600 helps.

Unfortunately things occurred out of Kipper2K's control that involved the board manufacture in China being ditched and him having to step away from the project. He poured a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the project and has done a fantastic job under a combination of very difficult circumstances.

Now that productions of the V600 has started up again in Europe I'm sure we'll hear more soon.


Thierry Atheist

Posts 618
31 Dec 2017 00:19


We live in a strange world of extremes.....

We've waited extremely long to get the AMIGA we've all always wanted to see happen.

As extremely hard as it is to get a Vampire, it's also conversely as extremely excellent at attention to and execution of it's design, too!!!!!!

And it's extremely expensive compared to alternatives availble out there!

And we're willing to put up with all of it, even though there are faster, bigger capacity, more flexible, and portable systems that can be acquired, because the software and hardware paradigm come together to make for the extremely BEST electronic logic deduction (although usually using addition) machine that exists on Earth today!!!!!

HAPPY NEW VAMPIRE YEAR TO ALL THAT ARE A PART OF THIS SCENE!!!!!!

(yeah, I just might be somebody that needs a bit of the medication)


Nixus Minimax

Posts 233
31 Dec 2017 18:35


Still no on-board IDE to enjoy fast-IDE like on the v500? :(


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 85
31 Dec 2017 19:06


Nixus: with gold core 2.7 fast ide will work on a600 onboard ide too.


Roy Gillotti

Posts 102
31 Dec 2017 19:09


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

Nixus: with gold core 2.7 fast ide will work on a600 onboard ide too.

I still doubt it will be as fast as the v500 IDE


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 85
31 Dec 2017 19:19


Roy: maybe not as fast but way better than standard a600 ide speed..


Mallagan Bellator

Posts 254
01 Jan 2018 00:17


The speed limit is probably not in the hardware, but rather in the drivers

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