c’est pas gagné, message de Sage sur facebok:
SAGE SOUND IS CLOSED
Yup, we’re closed. Quite likely forever, but maybe just for a couple years or so, we’ll see if I miss it
In short- Due to the global chip shortage which has affected some of the chips I need, I’m taking a break from building. The break, to do some other things, was coming at some point anyway after this year but this has accelerated it. I might return to building but also I might not, I would not recommend waiting. There might be some more Bass Things later on in the year, if they get built I’ll post about it on here.
The last remaining stock has now been sold. As a minimum I’ll be around to honour any warranty commitments and we’ll be on hand to help with operating questions, that aren’t already covered in the manuals Further than that, I don’t know yet. The free update offer on older builds has now ended.
I know this will come as a disappointment to many people, some of which have been waiting a long time. I am well aware and genuinely sorry, it was never the intention to stop now and I fully intended to continue building to fulfil those potential orders, but without the chips there’s not much I can do. I have considered other courses of action and have decided this is best.
So then, massive thank yous to all who have purchased or supported the brand, it’s been much appreciated.
If anyone cares…I genuinely believe the Sage Sound preamps are the most innovate, forward-thinking, versatile…best…preamps available, and will likely stay that way for quite a while. It’s 2021 and still they’re the only preamps where you can set your crossover, mad. (I think people underestimate just how much this affects the sound and quality, and there’s more to it than just telling your builder what frequencies). I hope all customers are happy with theirs and I’m sorry I couldn’t share the builds with more people. I’m proud that they’ve always sold well despite not advertising, talking them up or talking other builders down, choosing to let the preamps and reviews speak for themselves.
Some have said that they don’t like how neutral they sound. The fact is you can always add character yourself but it’s hard to take it away, and many people do want a neutral preamp. I believe all the tools are provided in the preamp to make it sound the way you want, you just need to use your fingers, ears and your skill as the operator. It’s funny, I’m pretty sure I’m the only builder that uses distortion intentionally in all my builds, yet some say it’s too clean… My sense is that they are just biased and in a blind A-B test with a matched crossover, they would be very surprised When I have more time I might do a series of posts clearing up some of the myths and misconceptions in audio/preamps, if people are interested.