Anyone else order Caladans from Clayton Shaw?

After watching videos and reading positive reviews I ordered a pair of Caladans. It’s been 2 weeks and I have never received an email confirmation of sale.  The charge on my cc was from Spatial Audio.  I have called and left VMs twice and also emailed Clayton’s info address. Crickets ! 

Has anyone else experienced this?  I assume he’s extremely busy but I’m getting a little anxious.



As a 30 + year card carrying member of hi-end, including 4 years as a dealer, I have owned many speakers alternating between box (monkey coffins: MCs) and OB. IMHO, one can get significantly more sound for their money with OB, that is if it is done right: My first OB was; Accoustat 2+2s with both interfaces and servo amps, which I much preferred, several monkey coffins later, Genesis Vs with servo sub, Scaena entry level (6ft towers, IMO the best MC: msrp $9000),OBs of late; Magnepan 3.5Rs (tried everything, but no bueno), a couple others but for 3+ years now Emerald Physics 3.4s single 12" woofer with 1" concentric polyester tweeter with OUTBOARD XOs- which eliminate vibration from being in or on the baffle/base (and it's there where, IMHO, I think the Caladans will fall short). BUT fairly easy to correct but for $3000ish, forgetaboutit. And likely someone will come up with a kick=ass outboard XO to bypass being on the baffle

Most of all, I am excited for all the preorders, as my journey has consistently proven OBs are very special


Nope !! My wife and I got the Marzipan LRS+, that is what my wife calls them, and we are still breaking them in, but we are really happy with them. Our first Dipoles, a little different than the Quads boxes, but really like them. Takes lots of power !! to get them to sing though.

I think Clayton should start taking orders and charging credit cards AFTER he produces the First pair of Caladans for Sale to the public !.......Not just prototypes to show them off.

@whiteknee I placed the order for Caladan one week after you did, had great phone conversation with Mr. Shaw three days ago. Hoping and looking forward to the enjoyment of my first OB speakers in February.

I think we always take chances ordering on line, for various reasons. I heard and read a lot about Clayton, and decided it was worth a try. Positive thinking, there are always Debbie Downers trying to "save" others from disasters. Anyway, using credit card gives protection in case things going south.  I think in this case, these chances are quite slim of that. And, lets keep in mind, good things come to those who wait!

Well, if you visit his website, it pretty much tells the story:  

"In light of the response to Ron’s New Record Day YouTube video and the success at Capital Audio Fest, we are thrilled to announce the prompt initiation of production. Our order queue from November to February is currently at full capacity. Nevertheless, we are accepting new orders for March delivery, and priority will be assigned based on the order date. Your patience and unwavering support is sincerely appreciated!"

So, I'd be thinking you might have a 2 to 3 month wait period. Still not as bad as some manufacturers of tube amps, just sayin'.