Thank you for all the great comments and it was nice meeting Jude in our Irvine office. Like someone already mentioned, we believe custom sound is the final element that makes a custom IEM truly custom, and our solution is the first step towards our vision.
I like to take the opportunity to help clarify a few things:
- The control box is not easy to build as the second one need to match the first box exactly, third one needs to match the first two, so on a so forth. There will be additional locations available in the future.
- The box is not a tone control or equalizer as some of you have guessed. It is designed so you can make adjustment within the system's specification, in other words, one cannot design a sound that has distorted bass all the time, unless the source material has distortion ;-)
- As all other UE IEMs, the Personal Reference Monitor has been designed with the professionals in mind. For example, a studio sound engineer requires precision in his/her mixing process, the exact location of the vocalist, the piano, the guitar, has to be aligned according to plan. The Personal Reference Monitor has enabled certain engineers to go beyond some challenges of their own listening ability, and be confident that their work will be good on first pass.
We will be at the NY Head-Fi show this weekend, and the UE Personal Reference Monitor system will be available there for you to experience.
Please send me a PM if you have other questions regarding this product.