December 2011

    • 15.Dec.2011|Important news and update information
    • The latest iPhone 4S firmware updates and Unit 4.0 customization.

    • Announcement about the latest iPhone 4S firmware updates and Unit 4.0 customization. 

      The services below are only available who purchased Go-Dap Unit4.0 in Japan and Rakuten is only available in Japanese.

      We will make an official announcement once we are ready for the overseas market. 


      Announcement #1:  The latest firmware for iPhone 4S

      We will update the Go-Dap Unit 4.0 to the latest firmware for iPhone 4S. 

      Please carefully read the following information before filling out the “Firmware Update Application / Option Customization Application” below the announcements. 

      Updating schedule 

      1. December 2011 service (priority requests) 
      2. January 2012 service (normal requests) 
      3. February 2012 service (TBA) 
      • Note: please read the following items for details. 

      Firmware version and update details 

      • Latest firmware version is 1.0.4
      • Countermeasure for battery depletion when using Go-Dap Unit 4.0 with iPhone 4S

      Users applicable to updates

      • Users owning any version of firmware earlier than version 1.0.4
      • (This firmware update is unnecessary for users who only use iPhone 4)   

      How to find your firmware version:

      Dock Go-Dap Unit4.0 with your iPhone4/4S and then switch the Go-Dap Unit4.0 mode to AMP or AMP-i.   On the main iPhone4/4S screen select:   “Settings” > “General” > “Information” > “GODAP” > firmware revision   (Note: remove USB connection to confirm)  

      Updating Method 

      • Updating to be done at VentureCraft. 
      • (We apologize for the inconvenience, but please mail your unit to us)   

      Update Period 1

      • for December 2011 - priority requests only
      • Please mail the unit to be updated to our Support Center by December 19 (Monday). 
      • Please note that VentureCraft is not responsible for delivery charges for express delivery to reach our Support Center by the above date.
      •  (VentureCraft will cover the costs of shipping from our Support Center to the customer)   

      Items to return

      • Go-Dap Unit4.0 (MUSES or Burr-Brown) 
      • Guarantee  

      Address

      Gadget Division Support Center 
      VentureCraft Co., Ltd. 
      Nihonbashi Honmachi Bldg, 2F 
      1-3-5 Honmachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023 
      Tel.: (81) 3-5204-1007

      Updated items to be returned to our customers will be shipped by December 26 at the earliest.
      (Please understand that VentureCraft cannot specify the date of arrival of the items for the return delivery from VentureCraft)   

      Update Period 2 

      • for January 2012 - normal requests
      • Please mail the unit to be updated to our Support Center by January 10 (Monday).
      • Note: Please send by cash on delivery
      • (VentureCraft will also cover the costs of shipping from our Support Center back to the customer)   

      Items to return 

      • Go-Dap Unit4.0 (MUSES or Burr-Brown) 
      • Guarantee   

      Address

      Gadget Division Support Center 
      VentureCraft Co., Ltd. 
      Nihonbashi Honmachi Bldg, 2F 
      1-3-5 Honmachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023 
      Tel.: (81) 3-5204-1007

      Updated items to be returned to our customers will be shipped by January 20 at earliest. 
       (Please understand that VentureCraft cannot specify the date of arrival of the items for the return delivery from VentureCraft)

      Update Period 3

      • February 2012 – Final requests
      •  Details TBA. Details will be announced on our homepage or by Twitter when finalized.   

      Announcement #2: Go-Dap Unit4.0 Customization

      VentureCraft will also accept manufacturer-based customizing at the same time as the latest firmware updates are conducted.  

      Customization options

      • Amp replacement (select from 3 types) 
      • OP-275: The classic professional, high end audio choice that creates a beautiful sound used by Pre vacuum tubes.
      • AD8397: A rich sound with high power bi-polar features for a timbre with kick. 
      • OPA-2604: The classic FET type loved by experienced audiophiles for its rich, deep sound.   
      DAC power supply upgrade
      • MUSE F95: The ultimate capacitor for DAC and other analog/digital power sources since it is not a source of characteristic vibration that can hinder sound quality. A world class level of volumetric efficiency. 

      Gain change

      • RK73: Excellent heat and weather tolerance due to the metallic glaze used in the resistance film. 
      • Note: See “Firmware Update Application / Option Customization Application” form below for pricing and other details.   

      Users requesting customization

      • Customers applicable to updates
      • (Customers who have the firmware 1.0.4 and request only the customization eligible only for the January 2012 service period, not the December 2011 service period.)  

      Download “Firmware Update Application / Option Customization Application” forms here:

      Application Method

      Customers who only request the firmware update only

      • Please purchase the “Latest iPhone 4/4S shared firmware updating” (100 Yen) at the top of page 1. 
      • Note: the 100 Yen that we receive in payment from the customer due to the system operation will be returned in cash with the items to be returned.

      Customers who request both the firmware update and customization

      • Please purchase the “Latest iPhone 4/4S shared firmware updating” (100 Yen) at the top of page 1 as well as for one customization request option. 
      • Note: the 100 Yen that we receive in payment from the customer due to the system operation will be returned in cash with the items to be returned. 

      Customers who request customization only 

      • Please purchase one customization request option.

      If you have any questions please contact us from customer support.
    • 8.Dec.2011|Important news and update information
    • Go-Dap Unit4.0 will be exhibited at CES 2102 at Las Vegas!

    • VentureCraft is participating in CES 2012 to exhibit Go-Dap as we do every year!

      Booth No: iLounge (North Hall) #6032

      Please come drop by our booth to try our new devices if you are planning to come over to the event!
      We will show several types of Unit4.0 with different op-amp versions other than the MUSES and Burr-Brown ones at our booth.
      Try the Unit4.0 with your own iPhone4/4S and headgear to find out the best matching op-amps.


      Our previous activities at CES

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