Area for the Synergy line of amps and modules
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Wonder how long it will take for these modules to come out. We are 2 months away from NAMM 2019 and nothing from what was announced at NAMM 2018 is out in the market. I cannot understand Synergy’s time to market strategy.
This is all heresay, but I read a post (Rig Talk, I think) from someone who said his Sweetwater rep told him the Engl Savage modules would start shipping on Nov 15. I'm hopeful but not terribly optimistic that the BE-BB and ODS modules will be part of that.LuxxtoneBoy wrote:Wonder how long it will take for these modules to come out. We are 2 months away from NAMM 2019 and nothing from what was announced at NAMM 2018 is out in the market. I cannot understand Synergy’s time to market strategy.
I don't understand their time-to-market either. I get that there are multiple uncontrollable variables involved when working with the original builders to finalize the designs, but they seem to have production bottlenecks after that. Not just with new products, but filling back orders of existing products, and even going back to the initial launch. It's unfortunate. The gear and the tones are top-tier, and the time for modular may be better now than it was when MTS came out (especially with some original builders on board this time), but their time-to-market is a major obstacle to any potential momentum.
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Yeah, it's getting a bit ridiculous. Especially if you're handing the module out to every reviewer you can while pushing the date back and not providing info as to why.Rising Farce wrote:I just got word from Sweetwater that the Engl module has been pushed back to mid-January--one year since it was announced at NAMM.
I do love the product, but this is getting silly.
I had a dealer who was going to sell me one module at cost to make up for some hassle when I got my SYN1, I told him I'd take him up on it when the ENGL module dropped, which was supposed to be any day...back in March! By the time they actually release the module the dude won't even know who I am anymore.
I think it's more that they announced they'd finalized designs for the BE-BB, ODS, and Savage and would be shipping product in 90-120 days...10 months ago. Not just that, but they seemed to have delays filling backorders of the products that have been around since launch, which itself was delayed.iekobrid wrote:One year is considered a long product delay now? Oh to be that young again...
They own the IP which they apparently(?) won't license out to other builders, but also can't produce modules from their own completed designs. They're strangling themselves. It is a great product, and they've done a great job with the modules I've played, but their consistent inability to meet their own timelines is becoming a joke.
I was poking fun at the way Egnater / Randall was known for loooong MTS related delays towards the end. "It will be out by NAMM... okay, next NAMM... okay, next NAMM... " Years would go by with no sign of announced products. For users who have been around since those days, Synergy being 10-12 months behind is practically cause for optimism.
It really is a shame. Such a great product. I really want a smaller, modular setup without going to modelling. Synergy seems like the one all-tube platform that'll give me the flexibility I'm looking for. Even the modules that aren't quite what I'm looking for sound great. And working with the original builders? It'd be an exciting product if they could actually get stuff to market.