It’s been a while since there’s been much news on the KDJ-One, but today they’ve posted to Kickstarter on where they are. Here’s what they say …
We have finally completed our test with the board. There were various technical issues concerning the powers and noises that had to be dealt in order to create a machine that is not a proto type but a machine for production but these are now all cleared. There was an issue where playing back a note with high polyphony making the program process busy but now this is fixed and the notes can be played very smoothly.
Now as the next phase, we are testing the radiation level called the FCC tests. Currently there are more radiation emitted from the machine than the desired level specified by regulations and we are trying to decrease it down to the level applicable to it. With various tests, we have already found that these radiations are mainly caused from the LCD panels and we are trying to shield these out. Our partner is currently in discussions with the LCD panel manufacturers.
Also a molding for the chassis is to be proceeded at the same time.
We are still expecting delays with the project and deeply apologize for not meeting the schedules. We are trying our best to finish all these works in 2 months, start the manufacturing, and finally ship the product in spring. We will post an update again when we have a progress on either the FCC tests or the chassis and update the expected schedules for manufacturing and shipping.”
So whilst they’re late it looks like they’re not going to let people down, which is good to know.