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post #2086 of 3603

Well knowing Aurisonics, magically converting your ASG-1 into an ASG-2 requires the use of special 'next generation' materials, machines, and processes. Then add in the cost of extensive wizardry to perform such a feat, and BAM! the upgrade costs more than a new ASG-2.

 

 

 

 

.....jk Aurisonics! JKtongue.gif

post #2087 of 3603
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

Well knowing Aurisonics, magically converting your ASG-1 into an ASG-2 requires the use of special 'next generation' materials, machines, and processes. Then add in the cost of extensive wizardry to perform such a feat, and BAM! the upgrade costs more than a new ASG-2.

 

 

 

 

.....jk Aurisonics! JKtongue.gif

 

 

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I was going to state something more profound, but no need. However, I can't wait for the release of the ASG-2. I guess some of us don't really know what to chat about as we wait. If something is out of your price range don't buy it. I think it might be that simple. I'm sure Aurisonics is probably getting more business than it almost can handle right now.

post #2088 of 3603
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

 

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I was going to state something more profound, but no need. However, I can't wait for the release of the ASG-2. I guess some of us don't really know what to chat about as we wait. If something is out of your price range don't buy it. I think it might be that simple. I'm sure Aurisonics is probably getting more business than it almost can handle right now.

 Well put.  It's all just idle chatter around here for now it seems.

 

I'd just like to get an answer to my request to hear the universal demo of the AS-2s...

post #2089 of 3603

So it has been brought to my attention that it is ok for us to post into the forums as a head-fi sponsor. Therefore, if you have questions we will do our best to answer them. We appreciate the Head-fi community and thank everyone for being a part of it. We certainly want to see it grow with useful information.

post #2090 of 3603
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Originally Posted by Aurisonics View Post

So it has been brought to my attention that it is ok for us to post into the forums as a head-fi sponsor. Therefore, if you have questions we will do our best to answer them. We appreciate the Head-fi community and thank everyone for being a part of it. We certainly want to see it grow with useful information.

 

Great to see you here. I will have some other questions for you soon, but I think it may be useful to explain a little bit about your process in making these fantastic looking IEMs. You are a boutique company with probably a small staff, so maybe it is lost upon some the time consuming hand craftsmanship that goes into making one of these gems. I'm speculating, so please tell me if I'm correct or incorrect? When will you officially launch more information about the ASG-2? At least I'm curious about it. Thanks in advance. 

post #2091 of 3603
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Originally Posted by Aurisonics View Post

So it has been brought to my attention that it is ok for us to post into the forums as a head-fi sponsor. Therefore, if you have questions we will do our best to answer them. We appreciate the Head-fi community and thank everyone for being a part of it. We certainly want to see it grow with useful information.

 

I was always wondering why you never posted publicly :p  Glad to hear from you though :) 

 

On another note: Can't wait to hear more AS(G)-2 impressions as others get their hands on them, they are still mysterious and intriguing to me :p 

post #2092 of 3603

That is a great question ericp10. Our CIEMs are different in just about every way possible. We start with digital files from audiologists or ear impressions sent in then scan them so we have a digital representation of the ear. Lots of companies do that these days but none have the software I custom wrote.

 

The files then go through the rest of the process of removing artifacts from the digital file, shaping the digital ear impression into a workable solid file and then finally smoothing algorithms that take the unnecessary nuances of the ear shape for higher comfort without causing fit issues.

 

From there custom templates are used in the CAD environment to add and take away areas in the IEM where parts are fit. Next we precisely place parts in a physical sense to optimize fit of the parts into a given ear. This placement also accounts for position of parts and optimized phase alignment. The air volume is then calculated for optimal performance and added to the digital file. All of the nuances such as recessed connectors, domed contoured covers, screw placement, bass and ambient valve ports and plumbing and speaker insertion paths are all then added and optimized in the CAD environment.

 

From there we send the digital file through QC before it is added to a print queue. Next we use the latest SLA machine technology with a custom class 6 resin to print the shells in a batch. Once they print they are cleaned and additionally cured to reach a certain hardness level before they are water honed to frost the surface. We are limited by the color as the resin in class 6 only comes in clear currently.

From there the shells are again inspected, valves are placed in them air is drawn through the ports to ensure they are open and flow at a certain rate. The speakers are tested already several times before they are placed in the shell and are tested several additional times as they continue through the process to completion.  The internal speaker porting is also tweaked to a precise rate ensuring proper airflow which minimizes driver flex.  The covers are then assembled and attached to the IEM and pressure tested to ensure with valves closed the IEM is air tight.

 

The bass port is then set to optimize bass response for the projected ear volume based on best guess from the original ear impression data (customer can also tweak it later). They are tested again using  a 711 coupler and calibrated test gear before they come to me for final QC and listening.

 

They are then cleaned the tips are inserted and the hyper coating applied and UV cured. They are then packaged  up and sent out the door to our customers. If there was plating or polishing involved that is a whole different can of worms we can discuss.

 

A lot more to it than this brief overview but hope this helps a bit to explain the process. - Dale

post #2093 of 3603
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Originally Posted by Aurisonics View Post

That is a great question ericp10. Our CIEMs are different in just about every way possible. We start with digital files from audiologists or ear impressions sent in then scan them so we have a digital representation of the ear. Lots of companies do that these days but none have the software I custom wrote.

 

The files then go through the rest of the process of removing artifacts from the digital file, shaping the digital ear impression into a workable solid file and then finally smoothing algorithms that take the unnecessary nuances of the ear shape for higher comfort without causing fit issues.

 

From there custom templates are used in the CAD environment to add and take away areas in the IEM where parts are fit. Next we precisely place parts in a physical sense to optimize fit of the parts into a given ear. This placement also accounts for position of parts and optimized phase alignment. The air volume is then calculated for optimal performance and added to the digital file. All of the nuances such as recessed connectors, domed contoured covers, screw placement, bass and ambient valve ports and plumbing and speaker insertion paths are all then added and optimized in the CAD environment.

 

From there we send the digital file through QC before it is added to a print queue. Next we use the latest SLA machine technology with a custom class 6 resin to print the shells in a batch. Once they print they are cleaned and additionally cured to reach a certain hardness level before they are water honed to frost the surface. We are limited by the color as the resin in class 6 only comes in clear currently.

From there the shells are again inspected, valves are placed in them air is drawn through the ports to ensure they are open and flow at a certain rate. The speakers are tested already several times before they are placed in the shell and are tested several additional times as they continue through the process to completion.  The internal speaker porting is also tweaked to a precise rate ensuring proper airflow which minimizes driver flex.  The covers are then assembled and attached to the IEM and pressure tested to ensure with valves closed the IEM is air tight.

 

The bass port is then set to optimize bass response for the projected ear volume based on best guess from the original ear impression data (customer can also tweak it later). They are tested again using  a 711 coupler and calibrated test gear before they come to me for final QC and listening.

 

They are then cleaned the tips are inserted and the hyper coating applied and UV cured. They are then packaged  up and sent out the door to our customers. If there was plating or polishing involved that is a whole different can of worms we can discuss.

 

A lot more to it than this brief overview but hope this helps a bit to explain the process. - Dale

 

Very interesting Dale, and it was a nice thorough review of the process. We appreciate it! More questions are coming, but I'm sure you're quite busy, so I'll pace out my questions. Can't wait to hear that ASG-2. Thanks again for your time. 

post #2094 of 3603

The discount day (we can call it that right ;) is the 7th of december and will be 25% of AS 1, AS 2 and ASG 2 and the ASG 2 will be released last week of january! No price on the ASG 2 yet! (Source: Aurisonics Facebook)!

 

EDIT Have the quote ;)

 

 

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SPECIAL ONE DAY PRICING coming Friday December 7th. This will be your chance to pre-order the ASG-2 at a 25% off pre-release price and take advantage of 25% off of our custom AS-1 and AS-2 series In-Ear monitors including aesthetic options. Pre-orders and special pricing will be valid December 7th 2012 only and are not valid on the ASG-1 or any of our other products (to respect our dealers). ASG-2 will begin shipping final week of January 2013 after its official launch at NAMM January 24-27th in Anaheim, CA. Our booth number at NAMM is 1076. Stay tuned more info coming...

 

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Originally Posted by Aurisonics View Post

So it has been brought to my attention that it is ok for us to post into the forums as a head-fi sponsor. Therefore, if you have questions we will do our best to answer them. We appreciate the Head-fi community and thank everyone for being a part of it. We certainly want to see it grow with useful information.

Nice to see you getting more active! 

post #2095 of 3603

Nice read Dale, it sure is a work of art in progress......Each piece of the puzzle coming together, so much goes on behind the scenes....We just see the finished product. Thanks for that peek through the window of your world.....

post #2096 of 3603

Wil this discount also apply to those who want to upgrade from the ASG-1?

post #2097 of 3603
thanks for the info Dale
makes me even more excited to see the reviews of the ASG-2!
post #2098 of 3603

600 bucks for an AS-2? If it's as good as people have said, that's a deal!

post #2099 of 3603

It was a deal at $799, it's an even better deal at $599.25. Maybe we'll see a huge user base of members with them soon. Also, if you want Chrome, it's basically the price of $150 more than regular price for the Aesthetics. Black Rhodium is only slightly more. 

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600 bucks for an AS-2? If it's as good as people have said, that's a deal!

post #2100 of 3603

I've been lurking from afar as Tapatalk apparently hates me and will not allow me to log in or post from my phone and I'm rarely at my computer, lol. I'm actually trying to figure out what I want to sell (iem's or source) to obtain the funds to make this possible. The thought of having a custom iem - made for my ears - that sounds this awesome is really exciting. I would be kind of sad to sell my Sony source as it's probably the best one that I have but this deal may be too good to pass up. What do you do if there's no audiologist's listed on Aurisonic's site in your area? I think there are some listed near me for Westone - would they have the same procedures?

 

Edited for my spelling errors - guess I'm too excited  o2smile.gif

 

Actually - I guess I was looking at the AS-1 prices this morning.  I think I'll have to see what the ASG-2 price is or the price to upgrade my ASG-1.2 as I don't think there's a way I can come up with that much in time.  Stranger things have happened so I won't rule it out.  Bummer. 


Edited by vocalist - 11/29/12 at 12:21pm
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