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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

You have to remember, Aurisonics uses 3D printing to make their shells.  The result is a body that won't be polished.  To polish it, they have to do additional work and maybe even use additional materials (their housings are not acrylic or silicone, I can't say what it is though).  Other CIEM companies use acrylic which comes out polished.  So they don't have to do anything to make it polished...  IDK what the process is to polish the materials they use, but if it is complex enough (and I can see reason why it is), it would cost 250 bucks. 

 

If you asked a CIEM company to add an unsmooth texture, a light, microscopic fingerprint texture on their shells (this is what Aurisonics has if I'm not mistaken), they will charge you for it.  However, that's the default that Aurisonics does...  for free... 

 

EDIT: I got ninja'd :p  Read the post above me, it's an official word from Dale :)

I think Dale uses an SLA machine. If I'm right, the resin he uses should cost quite a lot.

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Quote: Originally Posted by tinyman392

IDK what the process is to polish the materials they use, but if it is complex enough (and I can see reason why it is), it would cost 250 bucks.

 

 

I think someone earlier in this thread was saying that they were able to use a $35 Revlon nail buffer to polish the asg shells to clear - I might do that


Edited by ChrisSC - 11/26/12 at 7:46pm
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lmao if that's the case...

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Quote: Originally Posted by tinyman392

IDK what the process is to polish the materials they use, but if it is complex enough (and I can see reason why it is), it would cost 250 bucks.

 

 

I think someone earlier in this thread was saying that they were able to use a $35 Revlon nail buffer to polish the asg shells to clear - I might do that

I use a high gloss shine nail buffer to polish the faceplates of my ES5s. Works like a charm 

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I use a high gloss shine nail buffer to polish the faceplates of my ES5s. Works like a charm 

Can you post a pic?

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Can you post a pic?

Of the buffer or the ES5?

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i think he means buffer

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Ok I'm going to dissect the price with what I know, is it still overpriced afterwards you tell me. Anyways I mentioned an SLA machine is used to make the shells before, this has been confirmed by Dale. I may be wrong but I don't think coloured SLA resin exists right now so coloured shells are not going to be possible unless it's painted on. For the Stealth each layer is painted on and multiple layers are used. The cost is more for the work and the material applied. Besides the time put into putting on each layer I'd assume that they have to be careful so the paint doesn't ruin the fit of the CIEM. The resin itself dries frosted if I remember correctly and in order to give it the clear look, it needs to be polished. Looking at my ASG-1S any part that isn't polished or remains unpolished will stay frosted like the driver area and the sound bore. The price of the plates are divided among the polishing, the cost of the material, transportation and of course, a bit of profit. I doubt Aurisonics owns the facilities that does the electroplating so that also increases the costs. I can't say the costs are something I would buy but the costs are far from unfair in my perspective.

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i think he means buffer

I would assume any shine nail buffer would work, the one I have resembles this: 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Shine-Shiner-Nail-Buffer/dp/B002QY86BI

 

They're very cheap. There are three surfaces varying in coarseness, just use the side meant for shining. It'll work on any kind of plastics that has lost its luster

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Aw shucks, I was looking forward to the ASG-2s but if they are going to be more than $500 and have those extraordinary customization costs (the default color is quite horrid), unfortunately I'll have to take my business elsewhere. Shame, because ASG-2s seem like the answer to my bass/mid desires.
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Wait till you hear the price. We don't know what it is yet but it is a sale soon, might as well wait and see what the price is. 

 

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Aw shucks, I was looking forward to the ASG-2s but if they are going to be more than $500 and have those extraordinary customization costs (the default color is quite horrid), unfortunately I'll have to take my business elsewhere. Shame, because ASG-2s seem like the answer to my bass/mid desires.
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Will the upgrade price for the ASG-2 relatively affordable?

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All we know is it will apparently be less than buying a full set of ASG-2's outright. But that's about it for now

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Will the upgrade price for the ASG-2 relatively affordable?

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Will the upgrade price for the ASG-2 relatively affordable?

 

We don't even know the price of the ASG-2 yet :p  So we wouldn't know the upgrade price for the ASG-1 -> ASG-2 :p 

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I dunno haha, I am just hoping its relatively affordable, like half the price of a new ASG-2.

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