It has been a while since we have mentioned the ICBM-2 in our newsletters, so we would like to bring you up to date on where that product stands with this post.
As those who have been following this project know, the ICBM-2 is a fully analog bass management controller with a wide range of options and settings to meet the needs of the most sophisticated home theater or professional system.
Building on the success of the original ICBM, the new model was intended to deliver proper bass control for an analog signal path. The design is done, though some circuit tweaking remains to get things just the way they should be.
However, in the time since the ICBM-2 was conceived it has become apparent that with very few exceptions virtually all home theater systems use HDMI for audio transport from a playback source to the surround processor. That, in turn, greatly diminishes the demand for this type of product and the high per-unit price of a low-volume production run does not allow us to offer it at the value price you expect from the Outlaws.
Therefore, it is only right that we let you know that we have put the ICBM-2 on the back burner at this time. The project is not cancelled, as we will continue to evaluate market demand in relation to the price we would have to charge. Of course, we’ll let you know if things change, but at the same time we don’t want people waiting for something that is not in the plans for the foreseeable future.
We appreciate your patience with this and look forward to bringing you the many other products we have in development across our product lines for this year.