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Old 18th January 2011, 02:39 AM   #1
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Default Hemp Acoustics?

I've been working my way through TC's BIB thread and was wondering if Hemp Acoustics was still together. None of the links to their website work and I've only found 2 sites selling their drivers, e-speakers and ebay.
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Old 18th January 2011, 02:53 AM   #2
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Hemp Acoustics is long gone, but certainly not forgotten. After the owner, Perry Pecker (No Kidding!), stiffed a bunch of people by keeping the money and never delivering product, he disappeared. We're talking about big orders, not a (one pair) diy guy.
I personally know several people that would love to see him again.

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Old 18th January 2011, 03:48 AM   #3
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Hemp Acoustics is long gone. Perry is MIA.
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Old 18th January 2011, 10:04 AM   #4
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Dang. Thats not cool...
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Old 18th January 2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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Still the co15v drivers are amazing in my setup :-)
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Old 18th January 2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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I'm hoping to get my hands on a pair of fr8's. *fingers crossed*
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Old 18th January 2011, 07:40 PM   #7
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I have a pair. Let me look at my inventory. Maybe I don't need them....
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Old 18th January 2011, 07:49 PM   #8
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That'd be super cool.
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Old 18th January 2011, 07:57 PM   #9
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Ok I just have to insert a couple of pictures of my setup. They actually trashes my former Oris Horns Ultra with AER md3 on many points.

The drivers next to a ScanSpeak 18w8531
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I had this setup before.
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Now it looks almost like this...
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BTW: Sorry if this is a bit OT but I don't think so.
I have hears alot about Perry and when I actually posted on diyaudio that I hac a couple of co15v drivers in my basement he sent me an email with advice and seemed like an ok person.
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Old 18th January 2011, 07:57 PM   #10
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Something of an OT rant.

Considering that Dan Wiggins was responsible for the design and a speaker mfg in Minnesota was responsible for their manufacture, I suspect they might be resurrected, if enough folks cared. The only sticking point would be the hemp & other fiber matrix used for the cones. I don't know where that cone materials tussle ended up.

I do hear from Perry upon occasion. He is still providing a home for wife and child, or perhaps children by now. As for folks "wanting to find him" my take was that you just must provide the ground rules up front with Perry. Ask him to warn you when, not if, he becomes uncomfortable with the return on his efforts and have an exit strategy available, with fall back positions for both sides. Perry is an incredibly good salesman, but is as volatile as any of that breed.

Not about to get into a personality tussle about someone who isn't around to defend himself, but my dealings with the man have all been satisfactory, because I followed the above rules. These are not different from the rules I follow with other sales professionals either.

You have to keep in mind that salesmen are only paid when product ships. If there are teething problems, and when aren't there with new products, the salesman is left without ANY financial support and kids and wives and food and homes and cars and shows and travel, all come out of the salesman's pocket, up front.

These are the rules I followed with Ground Control. I am very happy with the results.

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