Can I get a show of hands from people within EU and UK that are interested in this product? Maybe worth contacting them direct if the numbers stand up, I don’t mind putting in a little work...

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Sheephead
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Jan 27, 2021
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PluckinTones
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Nov 28, 2020
I'm from Germany, count me in!
BlueDL
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Jan 21, 2021
Another interested here (from the UK).
People consistently misunderstand why this isn't offered in Europe, TLDR: talk to Focal. They required market segmentation, not Drop.
SDK1
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Oct 20, 2020
I certainly get it- can’t speak for others. However, my going straight to Focal with a work order for couple of hundred sets of headphones (I was told this site has 7m hits a month, surely a few in Europe) may be of interest to them, maybe not - I don’t mind asking.
You can certainly try but distribution agreements will probably prevent Focal from selling it to anyone but Drop if it is branded Elex. Here is why deals like this get made... Focal had a quasi-flop in the Elear, it didn't sell well at $999 and many complained about its tonality. They were also developing their 2nd generation of headphones, the Clear, Elegia, Stellia. Drop comes along and negotiates a reduction in price along with some tuning tweaks. Now limiting it to only a certain segment of the world benefits Focal, not Drop. So Drop gets a new collaboration that addresses a lot of the concerns regarding the Elear at a cheaper price than the new Clear or MSRP on the Elear. Focal gets the word of mouth about the Elex, an upgrade path in the Clearn, all while using the barrier of importation costs so their existing Elear stock and new Clear stock are not cannibalized by Elex sales outside their chosen segment.
S5426
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Sep 26, 2020
"raises hand"
jaxtrauma
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Sep 23, 2020
I hear really good things about the Elex. I'm stateside so disqualified but I'm impressed you'd work to possibly make it come about. Nice one.
SDK1
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Sep 23, 2020
People like you make it a good forum #Facts
jaxtrauma
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Sep 23, 2020
Ha, back atcha!