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post #2086 of 2095
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

Just got the same info from Grzegorz with a little additional information warning not to reshell via third-party companies.

 

  • "'It is not possible to reshell/remould 5-way Ultimate via third-party companies. Our anti-reverse engineering solution makes it impossible to have the monitors reshelled by anyone else, any attempts at copyright infringement or other intellectual property rights misuse of our products will be prosecuted by law."

 

It would be fun to hear these SE 5-ways - Ref vs. Ultimate - side by side. Hopefully, one day Grzegorz will find time to develop some demos and allow us to have a US tour so we can hear them.

 

For now, who is going to take one for the team and be the first to order so that they can report back? :wink_face:

I thought there's been several SE5 getting reshelled already?

post #2087 of 2095
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Originally Posted by tranhieu View Post

I thought there's been several SE5 getting reshelled already?
Those being reshelled
were reference instead of ultimate.
post #2088 of 2095

That kinda made me laugh seriously. I think he is the only insider I know that does reshell at the half price of the original product no matter what monitor is that. So more or less 1300 euros SE5way reference reshell will cost you about 650 euros. If you have SE1way pro I guess it will cost you about 115 euros or something to reshell it.

 

I don't get the idea behind it. More complex mechanism? More precise work is needed?

 

Well, Peter did awesome job and even fixed my out of factory non working tweeters (didn't charge anything for this) for fixed price (was it 75 euros? something like that, very small amount) no matter what c/iem you bring to him. Plus the guy has a legendary customer service. Also for those who value fancy looking silicone ciems, Peter can make hell of a designs with wonderful build quality.

 

Grzegorz is extremely talented and very professional nobody doubts that but that reshell/remold policy/method is just... meh at best.

 

So we gonna pay 1600 euros for "ultimate" and when we need refit in time due to miscellaneous reasons, we will have to pay 800 euros to Grzegorz and no other company can do it... Yeeeeaaaaah riiiiiiight.

 

Plus, I kinda like the coloration of my "reference" monitors. Only thing would make me more interested is quantity increase in bass but apparently they will have more or less the same bass. Never like the bright sound either. It can be the ultimate but not my cup of tea probably.

post #2089 of 2095
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Originally Posted by IAmSoCheap View Post


Those being reshelled
were reference instead of ultimate.

Oops missed that part. Thanks for pointing out, though I think they'll get reshelled by a 3rd party sooner or later anyway.

post #2090 of 2095
Spiral Ear and friendly business practice make two.
post #2091 of 2095

What is the "Ultimate" version? I imagine the "reference" one is called "reference" because it strives to be flat sounded? And the ultimate will strive to have fun coloration?

post #2092 of 2095
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Originally Posted by Infoseeker View Post
 

What is the "Ultimate" version? I imagine the "reference" one is called "reference" because it strives to be flat sounded? And the ultimate will strive to have fun coloration?

It's actually the opposite ;)

post #2093 of 2095
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post
 

It's actually the opposite ;)

 

Are you gonna go for the new version? Wonder if I'd like a flatter SE5 ;).

post #2094 of 2095
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

 

Are you gonna go for the new version? Wonder if I'd like a flatter SE5 ;).

I already did :). I wonder the same thing! I (always) have faith in SE5.

post #2095 of 2095
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post
 

I already did :). I wonder the same thing! I (always) have faith in SE5.

I am going for it too. Just waiting a few days as I want to see if I need new prints...my canals seem to be moving all the time....

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