The seafoam green color was a special custom request by me. I sent in a sample I had selected to represent the color I wanted, and Justin had two sets of everything made in this color just in case there was a problem with one of them, so now there's an extra set if anyone would like to join me in seafoam-land. AFAIK these will be the only two Head Amp BHSEs in this color, at least for some time.
Kinda reminds me of the famous Shindo Labs push-pull amplifiers, only not quite so dark green.
Batch #1 looks lasting to the eyes, IMO. My order is a grey one. I wish there will be a champagne gold color & finish, likes SRM-717, in the future.
I also ordered the grey one, but had asked Justin for a champagne gold too. He said no, so I was a little surprised to see the custom sea foam green in this batch. I think the grey looks incredible, but the champagne gold would have lined up nicely with some of the STAX amps.
I ended up paying extra for the custom color request back in 2012 since Justin had to get two copies made, but even then I think the anodizer ended up charging him more, so he might not be taking custom requests after that unless enough people show interest. Also this was kind of a shot in the dark: Justin told me there was no guarantee the custom color would turn out the way I wanted, so there was a chance we'd be throwing our money down the drain. Thankfully it turned out spot-on, but the risk is always something to consider.
Thanks for the information Justin. Has the testing step begun? How long should it last?