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FireFace UCX II

  • Rs. 119,999.00
  • Rs. 129,500.00
Tax included.
DC Coupled 40-Channel Advanced USB Audio Interface
The most powerful & portable RME Audio USB Interface. A highly integrated pro audio solution in an ultra-compact format for studio and live recordings. DC Coupled Line Outputs for complete Eurorack Compatibility.
Features: • 20-in/20-out USB 2.0 audio interface
• Ample analog, digital, MIDI, and word clock connectivity makes integration with your studio easy
• DC-Coupled outputs permit sending CV/gate voltage control information to modular synths and other studio hardware
• SteadyClock FS/femtosecond technology yields ultra-stable clocking
• TotalMix FX gives you a fully flexible mixer with 20 input, 20 software playback, and 20 hardware output channels
• DURec port captures audio directly to a thumb drive or external hard drive

***This is a Pre-Order Product*** Please Read our Pre-Order Policy carefully AND | OR Contact Us before placing your order.

Description

FireFace UCX II
DC Coupled 40-Channel Advanced USB Audio Interface
  • 20-in/20-out USB 2.0 audio interface
  • Rugged, half-rack design has a great clean look but still offers deep control
  • 2 digitally controlled microphone preamps enable reference-quality recording
  • Ample analog, digital, MIDI, and word clock connectivity makes integration with your studio easy
  • DC-Coupled outputs permit sending CV/gate voltage control information to modular synths and other studio hardware
  • SteadyClock FS/femtosecond technology yields ultra-stable clocking
  • TotalMix FX gives you a fully flexible mixer with 20 input, 20 software playback, and 20 hardware output channels
  • Each channel boasts latency-free processing, including a 3-band EQ, low-cut filter, echo, reverb, compressor, expander, and auto level
  • Onboard metering with peak and RMS calculation for keeping an eye on your levels
  • DURec port captures audio directly to a thumb drive or external hard drive
  • Integrates with RME’s ARC USB remote controller (sold separately)
  • Includes 3-month subscription to Antares Autotune Unlimited

The Fireface UCX II is a highly integrated pro audio solution in an ultra-compact format for studio and live recordings. It continues RME's long tradition of designing compact advanced interfaces, packing into a half-rack size unit what usually would be spread out over two or three 19 inch panels.

The most powerful & portable RME Audio USB Interface

This unique audio system is capable of transferring analog and digital audio data directly to Windows and Mac computers. The latest Plug and Play technology guarantees a simple installation, even for the inexperienced user. Numerous unique features like a well thought-out Settings dialog and an integrated routing solution realize a quick, comfortable and efficient operation of the Fireface UCX II.

The Fireface UCX II houses two mic/line preamps in XLR combo configuration on the front panel, along with two digitally controlled line/instrument inputs, followed by a headphone jack, various control buttons, a display, and the main volume knob. At the rear is a set of ten analogue balanced line inputs and outputs, MIDI I/O, ADAT I/O, AES/EBU and SPDIF I/O, USB 2.0 as well as a switchable word clock I/O.

With the SteadyClock FS, the Fireface UCX II features the latest clock and jitter rejection technology from RME. Based on a femtosecond clock, SteadyClock FS reduces the intrinsic jitter when converting from and to analogue over all digital formats to a new all-time low.

Full Stand-Alone Functionality

Control all device states directly from the front panel for convenient, direct access to all features. Four keys and the encoder, the high-resolution and clear color display, and a well thought-out menu structure enable the user to quickly change and configure the device’s settings. Additionally internal memory allows for the permanent storage of six different states of the unit. Therefore the Fireface UCX II is able to operate fully stand-alone, without any connected computer. In stand-alone operation it can transform into totally different devices by the simple click of a button. Furthermore TotalMix FX can also be controlled via MIDI.

40-Channels ready for your Mobile Recording Rig

DURec is an integrated digital recorder for all inputs and outputs directly to USB memory devices via the rear USB port. It allows to record on USB thumb drives or hard drives with up to 2 TB capacity. The recording functionality is provided by the internal DSP, and is therefore independent from a connected Windows or Mac computer. This USB port can alternatively be used for direct connection of RME’s optional ARC USB remote control.

The Direct USB Recording converts the Fireface UCX II into a stand-alone field recorder and a powerful multichannel live player for previous recordings, e. g. for virtual sound checks. Live concerts, band rehearsals or spontaneous jam sessions can be directly recorded and played back from the medium - even completely stand-alone without computer or software. All input and output channels can be individually chosen for recording and playback.

Powerful Applications for Mixing, Monitoring and Measurement included

The Fireface UCX II comes with the TotalMix FX DSP mixer offering comprehensive routing and monitoring options, as well as the DIGICheck Analyzer allowing to measure and analyze the digital data feed in both directions with maximum precision. TotalMix FX can completely replace an external mixer, enabling the creation of multiple latency-free monitor mixes with EQ, Dynamics, Reverb and Delay for any outputs, incl. main monitors and headphone mixes for musicians.

The additional TotalMix Remote is a remote control for TotalMix FX, to control the hardware mixer and effects in RME audio interfaces. TotalMix Remote mirrors the current state of the host system on the iPad and Windows/Mac computers - the entire mixing state, the complete routing, all FX settings, up to the level meters, and everything in real-time. Easily adjust all the mixer and FX settings from a distance, via Ethernet and WiFi.

DC-Coupled Outputs - CV/Gate Voltage Control

Most audio interfaces are traditionally designed with what is called 'AC-coupled outputs', where capacitors are used to filter out any extreme low frequencies.

Whilst these frequencies are generally considered undesirable for audio - eating into headroom and potentially causing damage to other equipment - one instance where DC-coupling remains desirable is the world of modular synthesizers, where static or slow-moving signals are used for control over various parameters such as pitch note values or LFOs.

All of the Fireface UCX II’s line-level outputs are fully DC-coupled, allowing for the sending of control voltages (CV) or Gate information to modular synthesizers (such as the popular Eurorack and Moog/MOTM/Synthesizers formats) and other studio hardware.

Class Compliant Audio

The Fireface UCX II operates in two different modes: driver-based USB2 and Class Compliant. The Class Compliant mode is a standard that is natively supported by operating systems like Windows, Mac OSX, iOS and Linux distributions. No proprietary drivers are required, the device will be directly recognized when the CC firmware is loaded. The natively available features will be limited in comparison to those provided by the RME driver for the UCX II.

TotalMix FX - Mixing/Routing with superior features for Studio and Live Work

Since 2001 TotalMix added unlimited routing and mixing to RME‘s audio interfaces. Its unique capability to create as many independent submixes as output channels available turned it into the most flexible and powerful mixer of its kind.

DigiCheck - The Secret Weapon of High Resolution Audio Measurements

RME Audio interfaces not only provide you with a professional digital audio interface, but also with a free available software tool: DigiCheck, for metering, testing, measuring and analyzing digital audio streams.

RME USB - Transport audio with lowest latency and industry leading stability

Use your RME audio interface on Mac and PC with reliable, stable, and regularly updated drivers for our products. RME Audio develops its own interface core, it’s not dependent on 3rd parties for upgrades, modifications or bug fixes, so customers can use latest operating systems without interruption or delay."

SteadyClock FS - Reference class Digital Clocking

Excellent performance in all clock modes and High Quality Analog Conversion to hear your mix as it is, with lowest jitter and highest jitter immunity.

technical specs

Analog

AD, Line In 5-8, rear
  • Resolution AD: 24 bit
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 3 Hz – 45.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 2 Hz – 92 kHz
  • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
  • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance: 8 kOhm unbalanced, 12 kOhm balanced
  • Input sensitivity: switchable to +19 dBu and +13 dBu
  • Variable gain: 0 to +12 dB
  • Minimum level for 0 dBFS: +1 dBu, -1.2 dBV
Line In 3-4, front
As AD, but:
  • Additional Gain stage: 0 up to +12 dB
  • Maximum input level, +19 dBu, Gain 0 dB: Line +19 dBu, Inst +13 dBu
  • Maximum input level, +13 dBu, Gain 12 dB: Line +1 dBu, Inst -5 dBu
  • Input impedance: Instrument 1 MOhm. Line 13 kOhm balanced, 9 kOhm unbalanced
  • Input Gain Inst: +6 dB
  • Input mode: Line balanced (TRS), Inst unbalanced (TS)
Microphone In 1-2, front
As AD, but:
  • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance: 5.4 kOhm
  • Gain range: 75 dB
  • Maximum input level, Gain 0 dB: +18 dBu
  • Maximum input level, Gain 75 dB: -57 dBu
  • EIN: -128 dBu A-weighted, 60 dB gain,150 Ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Line In 1-2
As AD, but:
  • Input: TRS, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm balanced, 5 kOhm unbalanced
  • Maximum input level, Gain 0 dB: +24 dBu
  • Maximum input level, Gain 75 dB: -51 dBu
DA, Line Out 1-6, rear
  • Resolution: 24 bit
  • Dynamic range (DR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz – 45 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 89 kHz
  • THD: < -108 dB, < 0.0004 %
  • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Maximum output level: +19 dBu
  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced
  • Output impedance: 75 Ohm
  • Output level: switchable +19 dBu, +13 dBu, +4 dBu
DA - Stereo Monitor Output Phones (7-8)
As DA, but:
  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS stereo jack, unbalanced
  • Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, High: +19 dBu
  • Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, Low: +4 dBu
  • Output impedance: 1 Ohm
  • Max power per channel @ 32 Ohm load, 0.1% THD: 210 mW (2.6 Vrms, +10.5 dBu)

MIDI

  • 1 x MIDI I/O via 5-pin DIN jacks
  • Galvanically isolated by optocoupled input
  • Hi-speed mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms
  • Separate 128 byte FIFOs for input and output

Digital

  • Clocks: Internal, ADAT, AES, SPDIF, word clock
  • Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • Effective clock jitter influence on AD and DA conversion: near zero
  • PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
  • Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation
  • Supported sample rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

Digital Inputs

AES/EBU
  • 1 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
  • High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.3 Vpp)
  • SPDIF compatible (IEC 60958)
  • Accepts Consumer and Professional format
  • Lock range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
SPDIF coaxial
  • 1 x RCA, according to IEC 60958
  • High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.3 Vpp)
  • Accepts Consumer and Professional format, copy protection will be ignored
  • Lock range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
ADAT Optical
  • 1 x TOSLINK, format according to Alesis specification
  • Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
  • Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
  • Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronisation even in varispeed operation
  • Lock range: 31.5 kHz – 50 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • SPDIF compatible (automatic detection)
Word Clock
  • BNC
  • Internal termination 75 Ohm switchable
  • Automatic Double/Quad Speed detection and internal conversion to Single Speed
  • SteadyClock guarantees super low jitter synchronization even in varispeed operation
  • Not affected by DC-offsets within the network
  • Signal Adaptation Circuit: signal refresh through auto-center and hysteresis
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Level range: 1.0 Vpp – 5.6 Vpp
  • Lock range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

Digital Outputs

AES/EBU
  • XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
  • Output level Professional 4.5 Vpp, Consumer 2.6 Vpp
  • Format Professional according to AES3-1992 Amendment 4
  • Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
  • Single Wire mode, sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
SPDIF coaxial
  • 1 x RCA, according to IEC 60958
  • Output level Professional 1.2 Vpp, Consumer 0.6 Vpp
  • Format Professional according to AES3-1992 Amendment 4
  • Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
  • Single Wire mode, sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
ADAT
  • 1 x TOSLINK, format according to Alesis specification
  • Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
  • Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
Word Clock
  • BNC
  • Max. output voltage: 5 Vpp
  • Output voltage @ 75 Ohm termination: 4.0 Vpp
  • Output impedance: 10 Ohm
  • Frequency range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz

General

  • Power supply: external power supply
  • Typical power consumption: 13 Watts
  • Current at 12 Volt operating voltage: 910 mA (11 Watts)
  • Dimensions incl. rack ears, full depth (WxHxD): 258 x 44 x 155 mm (10.16" x 1.73" x 6.1")
  • Dimensions without rack ears, body depth (WxHxD): 215 x 44 x 130 mm (8.5" x 1.73" x 5.1")
  • Weight: 910 g ( 2.0 lbs)
  • Temperature range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
  • Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing
****Latest Page Update Published on 10th April 2022****

Most of the Brands, that Transistory directly imports into India are Boutique Eurorack / Modular Brands/Manufacturers, that manufacture units in small batches and are usually built upon order confirmation from us, while constantly maintaining consistent quality and robustness & very importantly, prices that they (the Brands), through Transistory deliver to the end user (YOU).

Covid-19 Related Bottlenecks and now Russia's Occupation by War Campaign have resulted in Heavy Supply Chain Delays and Various Chip + Parts Shortages that have affected all Manufacturing Industries including but not limited to Eurorack / Modular Manufacturing Brands available through Transistory, which ultimately results in slower overall production time for products/units and in some rare cases minor variations in prices of products.

In fact, few Eurorack / Modular brands/manufacturers, especially ones with highly complex module(s) or product(s) have actually paused production and sales indefinitely until further notice.

Don't Worry, products of such Brands are NOT displayed or made available for sale through Transistory until the time these Brands cannot fulfill product orders within Transistory's Pre-Order System time frame.

***Any Brand Manufacturers Reading This Policy, Please Note:
Transistory's Pre-Order System & Policy Is Simply For Our Convenience.
To Collect & Consolidate Individual Customers Orders Before We Place Orders With You. 

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TRANSISTORY has thus adopted a Pre-Order System with carefully chosen Eurorack / Modular Brands, specifically to curb big purchase orders which ultimately take longer to fulfill and and once fulfilled, can also result in sleeping stock with Transistory of products/units incase they do not sell/tickle the fancy of the new and growing community of Indian Eurorack / Modular Music Making Enthusiasts.

All Pre-Orders & pre-order product(s) have a 15-45 working days lead time from Order Confirmation to Final Delivery. Please read on for more details below.

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BONUS: Transistory's Pre-Order System also greatly helps to suppress your impulsive G.A.S. {G.ear A.cquisition S.yndrome} an extremely common affliction amongst music enthusiasts in the fast moving world of Music Technology.

G.A.S. Definition
"Gear Acquisition Syndrome, also known as G.A.S., is commonly understood as the musicians’ unrelenting urge to buy and own instruments and equipment as an anticipated catalyst of creative energy and bringer of happiness."

Please Google, Gear Acquisition Syndrome for more information or to identify if you have ever been a victim of this common disorder.
We at Transistory are most definitely guilty of regular re-lapses into this chaos, as we are sure a lot of you are as well.
Fortunately / Unfortunately, depending on subjective viewpoints there is no actual cure for G.A.S.
The only solution is Healthy Management of G.A.S.

Let's face it, Starting off / Growing your Eurorack Music System can very quickly become a highly exorbitant endeavor, so it is extremely helpful and considerably safer on the pocket to have a buffered time option to thoroughly research the gear you are interested in buying before placing your order, rather than impulsively purchasing music gear on a G.A.S.y whim.

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For All Products Marked In Our Store As PRE-ORDER.

TRANSISTORY Pre-Order Guidelines and Policy is as follows:

You are very welcome, in fact we encourage you to Contact Us 
for any further information or clarifications of doubts,
if you should have any.
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Friendly Reminder: Effective Communication is the Key to any Successful Relationship.
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  • If there is a combination of Instantly / Readily Available Products and Pre-Order Products in your Total Order. This order will instantly be Split into 2 Separate Orders (regardless of any auto-generated Shopify Invoice that is emailed to you immediately after placing your online order). Hence we STRONGLY URGE you to Contact Us before placing your orders online so we can assist you in splitting the product orders into 2 separate orders and transactions from the beginning, to avoid any and all confusion that may possibly arise. Shipping for the Split Orders will also be re-calculated if one of the above orders total value falls below our minimum Free Shipping order value brackets. (Please read our Shipping & Delivery Policy for any doubts or clarifications on this matter.)

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  • Any products in your Total Order that are readily available, as are quite a few products on our website, said products will be dispatched to you immediately along with a Final Invoice for those specific products only (which will also activate the warranty period for these specific products) and not be counted as Pre-Orders. (These readily available products are considered instantly confirmed orders upon payment realization, and are subject to separate cancellation policy terms, please read our refund and cancellation policy here.)

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  • Any and all products which require 15-45 working days Pre-Order lead time, will result in the generation of a separate Proforma Payment Invoice for evidentiary proof of Pre-Orders placed/confirmed. This policy also extends, but is not limited to any products that are not currently available in stock with any Indian distributors of specific brands that we receive supply from.

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  • Please go through the product(s)/brand offerings on our website, and take some time to research via YouTube/Brand websites the various functions and uses of the products to see if they suit your need or have piqued your interest to deeply experiment + explore with. There is a handy Product Resource section under each product(s) with links which will direct you to the product(s) page on the Brand website.

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  • You have until the 30th of Every Month to decide which product(s) you would like to purchase and Place and Confirm Your Pre-Orders.
**Confirmed Pre-Orders are then placed with the Brands on the 1st of the subsequent month. (which technically counts as the actual start time of the 15-45 working days lead time for final delivery of pre-order product(s), regardless of  the actual day your pre-order is placed and confirmed within the previous month 30th deadline.)

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  • You have 2 options for Confirmed Pre-Order Placement & Payment:
    1. Complete Pre-Payment of Pre-Order (via online transaction / direct bank transfer)
    2. Partial Payment(s) of Pre-Order (ONLY via direct bank transfer / generated payment links) Subject to below mentioned installment terms:
      • 70% of total order value during pre-order placement.
      • Balance 30% before actual dispatch of pre-order from our warehouse after products are received and processed by us for final delivery.

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  • Pre-Orders are only considered Confirmed when one of the above mentioned pre-order placement & payment options is actually realized, and said transaction amount is fully processed. Until such time, all pre-order placements are only on Received status.

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  • All Pre-Orders once Confirmed are put into a First Come - First Serve Priority List. And you will receive a Proforma Payment Invoice for your records and proof of order/purchase. (this is not a Final Invoice. Your Pre-Order product(s) Warranty Period begins ONLY at the time of generation and dispatch of Final Invoice along with Pre-Order product(s) from Transistory warehouse.) (for more info, please review our Warranty Information page.)

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  • We Place Our Confirmed Pre-Orders with the Brands on the 1st of Every Month. (which not only helps us consolidate multiple pre-orders to ultimately reduce total shipping + clearance costs etc. which will ultimately benefit Transistory but also the End Consumer (You) but also allows ample time within our 15-45 working days lead time for the brands to build, test and quality certify the product(s) before shipping to Transistory for final dispatch to the End Consumer (You).)

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  • If for any reason, due to Chip / Parts Shortages or Supply Chain Issues, any or all of your pre-ordered product(s) are not in supply / deliverable within the 15-45 working days period (At the time of Transistory placing a consolidated order with the Brand(s)) will result in an immediate cancellation of pre-order for those specific product(s) and a full 100% refund of the realized payment amount for those specific product(s) will be issued to you. You will then have an option to place a fresh pre-order when those product(s) become available again.

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  • Transistory DOES NOT Offer / Encourage / Entertain any Cancellation Requests of Confirmed Pre-Orders (realized payments).  Any & All cancellation requests made towards confirmed pre-orders/pre-order product(s) will be subjected to a Flat 20% Cancellation & Processing Fee (of the total pre-order/pre-order product(s) value) before a refund is issued. Solely at the discretion of Transistory. Unless there is an unavailability of specific product(s) due to any reason when we place our consolidated order with the Brand(s) as mentioned in the point above.

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  •  Once the Pre-Order is successfully sent to the relevant Brand. You simply have to relax and continue with your life and music making for the rest of your 15-45 working day lead time until Final Delivery of your Pre-Order to your doorstep. Transistory will keep you apprised/updated via email or WhatsApp about your Pre-Order status as it progresses. But please feel free to Contact Us if your have any further questions or require any status updates regarding your active / pending / unfulfilled Pre-Order. 

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  • In case of a highly rare/unlikely but not altogether impossible event of any unexpected/unforeseen situation/set of circumstances that may arise which will ultimately result in a delay of Final Delivery of your Pre-Order beyond the maximum lead time of 45 working days, Transistory will intimate you via email/Whatsapp, about any such event/situation/set of circumstances, as soon as we made aware of them, with immediate effect.

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  • Upon intimation by Transistory of any such special cases of rare events/situation/set of circumstances mentioned in the above point which will ultimately result in a delay of Final Delivery of your Pre-Order beyond the stipulated maximum 45 working days lead time. You will be presented with the following 2 options (which are only applicable after the last 45th working day from the actual start time of your pre-order explained clearly above):
    1. You would be kind enough to bear with Transistory thru the arisen unexpected/unforeseen delay time, and allow us the time to ensure your Final Delivery of Pre-Order is fulfilled to you as early as is possible with the maximum efforts of Transistory.
    2. You would have the option of Cancelling your Pre-Order with the same Flat 20% Cancellation & Processing Fee (of the total pre-order/pre-order product(s) valuebefore a refund is issued. Which will then result in you foregoing your place in the First Come - First Serve Priority List and as a result foregoing Final Delivery of whichever pre-order product(s) you had placed the order for. (The Pre-Order Product(s) will then be made available/offered to the next person in line on the First Come - First Serve Priority List for the particular Pre-Order Product(s). solely at Transistory's discretion.)

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