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Old 24th February 2019 | Show parent
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Bad sign, the isleta page has gone offline on the pueblo website...

Or maybe Scott got fed up by all the inquieries ?
Old 24th February 2019 | Show parent
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Old 27th February 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Yannick ➡️
Bad sign, the isleta page has gone offline on the pueblo website...

Or maybe Scott got fed up by all the inquieries ?
According to Taperssection, he has completely given up on it and issued refunds on preorders. It is as dead as a doornail.
Old 27th February 2019 | Show parent
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The Millennia HV 32P is a great portable mic pre that can be run on a 12v power supply. Inaudible from the full rack version as the designer told me. However you have to make or buy a 12v supply and put the proper connecter on the end. I use it with a Nagra Seven and it sounds great, very neutral and more transparent than the Nagra pre's.
Old 27th February 2019 | Show parent
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According to Taperssection, he has completely given up on it and issued refunds on preorders. It is as dead as a doornail.
That is some very bad news.
Old 27th February 2019
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I hope the public face of this project has dissolved but privately it continues. I imagine the price point might have to increase but that will still be ok for many interested.

Retooling the concept without feeling beholden to pre-orders might take some pressure of. I know some were already complaining about the prototype size but it didn’t seem like an issue for my use. Realigning expectations from future-users and reality can be the death of a product.
Old 27th February 2019 | Show parent
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Very disappointing. I'm looking forward to the Sonosax SX-M2D2 though - hopefully that one actually happens!

-Mike
Old 28th February 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by celticrogues ➡️
Very disappointing. I'm looking forward to the Sonosax SX-M2D2 though - hopefully that one actually happens!

-Mike
^

I too hope to see the ISLETA resurface as well as the new Sonosax SX-M2D2!
Old 1st March 2019
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Just about any modern SS mic preamp design can be altered to run on batteries.
Old 4th March 2019 | Show parent
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Manufacturing is hard. Good luck to Scott and the team.
Old 4th March 2019 | Show parent
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Rome wasn't built in a day. The man has many other priorities.

I bet it will resurface when Scott is able to address it.
Old 5th March 2019
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@ PuebloAudio

Scott, can you please step in here, as this thread is started by yourself, introducing ISLETA, so it would be approriate if you can close it too? I've been holding off buying other preamps for years, because I had great hopes for this one. I'd like to know where we are standing.

Thank you.
Old 5th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by David Spearritt ➡️
Manufacturing is hard. Good luck to Scott and the team.
Especially in the US, where it should be easy. I think he last mentioned he was kind of stuck on the chassis. US options for electronics chassis manufacturers are terrible to say the least.
Old 5th March 2019 | Show parent
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Hi friends -- I've spoken with Scott and he is shelving the ISLETA indefinitely.

Other Pueblo preamps and the OLLA DI are still available: Pueblo Audio - Home
Old 6th March 2019 | Show parent
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Hi friends -- I've spoken with Scott and he is shelving the ISLETA indefinitely.
Did he mention a reason? I find this strange: drumming up everyone to announce a new product and then, a few years later, walking away quietly with noone having a clue. I can respect any good reason not to bring a product to market, but when the last newsletter that was sent about it says: "But continue it does. Investments in R&D, parts stock, etc. are well into tens of thousands so we are committed. Have no fear, ISLETA will be born!" then I feel rather abandoned as a prospect customer when the light goes out without any mention.
Old 6th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Earcatcher ➡️
Did he mention a reason? I find this strange: drumming up everyone to announce a new product and then, a few years later, walking away quietly with noone having a clue. I can respect any good reason not to bring a product to market, but when the last newsletter that was sent about it says: "But continue it does. Investments in R&D, parts stock, etc. are well into tens of thousands so we are committed. Have no fear, ISLETA will be born!" then I feel rather abandoned as a prospect customer when the light goes out without any mention.
+1

Especially since Scott started this thread himself for him not to weigh in now strikes me as a bit strange.

-Mike
Old 6th March 2019 | Show parent
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I am also curious to the hiccup. The chassis of the DI is so nice, it seems quite possible to make a similar chassis for the preamp ? Maybe the battery solution proved to be problematic after all, rendering the whole project moot ?

There sure was enough demand for it !
Old 6th March 2019 | Show parent
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I've been holding off buying other preamps for years, because I had great hopes for this one.
Same here.

I'd like to hold out hope that the project still comes to fruition, and my experience with the Olla only confirms my belief that this will be/could have been outstanding.
Old 10th April 2019 | Show parent
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Hello GS'ers,

It is true that I have had to suspend the ISLETA project. There are a number of reasons for this reluctant decision. The most significant of which is economic sustainability.

Consider that Pueblo Audio (a very small company) manufactures not one... not two... but SIX flagship products. Four models within the JR-Series product range and two within the OLLA DI product range. The effort required for building, maintaining inventory, sales, promotion, accounting, client and dealer relations, etc., is very formidable. With recent changes in costs for raw material and taxation, it became evident that adding a seventh product to the line would over extend the company. I have invested much $$$ and R&D into ISLETA and feel this is will be a "hit product". None the less, it must wait until economic and market climates are more favorable. For now ISLETA must remain in hibernation.

One step I am taking to help sustainability is that the four channel JR4 and P4 models will become inactive when current stocks are sold out. This will help reduce inventory work load and hopefully make room for ISELTA in the future. So if anyone has been interested in these particular models, now may be the time to pick them up before they're gone.

The JR-Series preamps will continue on with the JR2/2 two channel preamp and the PS34 power supply. Though I have not officially announced this, I will let you know about a new development. In tandem with the standard JR2/2, this summer I shall offer an upgraded version: the JR2/2+. Added to the Phantom Channels will be a gentle 35Hz Hi-Pass Filter. Added to the Mic Preamp Channels will be a Gain Boost switch which adds +15dB of gain to the Main Outputs, bringing the total max gain to +80dB. These new features were implemented without disturbing the preamp's established high performance.

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Old 10th July 2019 | Show parent
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Greetings Remotesters!

For those interested in the JR2/2+, here is an update.
Old 22nd July 2019
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Manufacturing here in high tax and reg California is a challenge. Many companies have left this state because of the high costs of manufacturing here. Plus the cost of living is also very high so profits don't go as far.
Old 22nd July 2019 | Show parent
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Manufacturing here in high tax and reg California is a challenge. Many companies have left this state because of the high costs of manufacturing here. Plus the cost of living is also very high so profits don't go as far.
OTOH, there is such a tremendous talent pool existing in the state and being graduated by California's excellent universities. There is a reason Silicon Valley is where it is and not in Weehawken. And then there is the climate. And the famous quote from a friend of mine, "We throw away what other people put in their salads." There is a big pile of reasons to be there which is why it is so crowded and real estate is so crazy.
Old 23rd July 2019
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Demographics have changed California. However, the high costs affect everyone here except the Silicon Valley crowd. Due to their own excesses they get to pay $2 million for an equivalent $125k 3 bedroom 1800 sq ft home in Mississippi.

Peavey makes a lot of profit manufacturing there in MS. Much of that would be returned to the state coffers if they relocated here. California is losing manufacturers at an alarming rate due to the excessive costs here. The workers don't like it but money talks and BS walks.
Old 12th March 2021
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It’s been 703 days (23 months, 3 days) since April 10, 2019. Let’s hope ISLETA is still being considered.
Old 12th March 2021 | Show parent
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It’s been 703 days (23 months, 3 days) since April 10, 2019. Let’s hope ISLETA is still being considered.
^
I'm still interested in the ISLETA!
Old 12th March 2021
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I'm really surprised a summing mixer would have more demand than a battery powered mic preamp.
Especially from a mic preamp maker.

Here's to hoping the Isleta returns to the forefront of interest over at Pueblo.
Old 12th March 2021 | Show parent
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Isleta is super cool !

I will continue to stand by for it. . .
Old 13th March 2021 | Show parent
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Too late...
I really think the isleta couldn’t make a significant difference to a hapi with the new cards. I can battery power my hapi for hours as well, with the dc option. And it has ad conversion on top.

At one point I was considering 4-8 isleta’s, I had one on preorder.
Old 18th March 2021 | Show parent
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It’s been 703 days (23 months, 3 days) since April 10, 2019. Let’s hope ISLETA is still being considered.
Wow, well thanks dfghdhr and all for the continued interest in the ISLETA project. It certainly is appreciated and heartening!

Economics are a bit more favorable these days. However, I am concerned expectations have changed, too. I think that engineers are now expecting some kind of AoIP solution in a portable device. As it stands, ISLETA is an analog-only preamp. I like that because it means its future proof; avoiding digital's typical/inevitable 5-year extinction cycle. My feelings aside, probably for many it will be a barrier they won't cross, making total possible number of sales unprofitable. Any thoughts or input on that concept would be welcome from you all.
Old 18th March 2021 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by pentagon ➡️
I'm really surprised a summing mixer would have more demand than a battery powered mic preamp.
Especially from a mic preamp maker.

Here's to hoping the Isleta returns to the forefront of interest over at Pueblo.
Hi pentagon!

Pueblo is active in the designs of custom devices and modifications for the local studio and artist scene. Tape repro amps, monitor controllers, equalizers, digital clocks, IP-controlled analog stages, headphone amps, etc.. Even now I am in preliminary talks for creating a large scale console for a new studio complex. So your impression that Pueblo is only a "mic preamp maker" kind of took me a-back for a second. But, of course, how were you to know!?

With regards to the new SideWinder summing amp, that was a result of a mixing client asking for a custom solution. Then another mixer got in line, then another... and all of a sudden there was enough demand to warrant a production run! So it was a case of a ready-made market coming to me. The demand for this design is good, too. The first production run is completely spoken for, ahead of its release later this month.

It is helpful to know you still have interest in ISLETA. Lets see what can be planned for its future.
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