Found this picture of the Heaven VII and VIII along with their product descriptions. What's interesting is that they both seem to be made out of stainless steel, which they say is molded from MIM (Metal Injection Molding). I'm assuming MIM is different (and hopefully a lot cheaper) than the laser printing used for the LAB I. I thought only the HVII would be steel and the HVIII would be copper or maybe brass, but apparently not. It's not clear whether they use 1 or 2 BAs, but I'm assuming they use 2 since they look similar to the LAB I. Besides the color, I have no idea what's the difference between the two. I've tried to decipher the descriptions and they seem practically identical too. Nothing about a release date or pricing. Hopefully more news about these will surface soon.
Descriptions for the Heaven VII and VIII say:
"The housing is a stainless steel molded form created using MIM (Metal Injection Molding). After molding stainless steel powder with a die, the form is ____ in a furnace at temperatures exceeding 1,200 degrees, a method that achieves a housing that was impossible with metal-cut items. It has become possible to freely design housing forms that have considerable influence on sound quality.
With this new technology, it has become possible to control elements such as resonance and airflow that effect great changes to sound quality owing to this, a vast sound stage and natural that you could listen to..."
I can't make out any more words after that. The HVIII's description has one extra sentence more than the HVII's, but I can't really see what it says.
Edited by akarise - 5/25/14 at 1:30am