Today I had the pleasure of being introduced to Stephen Guo of Unique Melody. He was at the e-earphone Portable Festival in Akihabara for the past two days and brought along a new gem which adds to the Unique Melody line.
The Unique Melody Mentor is a 10xBA design of 4xLows (Warning Speculative due to bad memory: 2xMids, 2xHighs, & 2xSuper Highs). I'll have to get the specs from Stephen Guo, and the pix from Currawong. The size is surprisingly small for a 10xBA setup and had a quite full sounding sound next to the Miracles (where the Miracles started to sound almost thin by comparison with its mids->high focus). At least for the quick time I had a chance to demo the Mentor, it felt like the Miracles but just with added extension to the bass low end. It sounded smooth and articulate, nothing in particular stood out as odd or unwelcoming to the ears.
It'll come in both universals an CIEM form. I'll get the details of the product availability dates and the pricing and more info (and pix) to come.
Cross Reference Threads:
Updated: 24th Decemver 2013
Unique Melody Mentor
Drivers per ear: Low: 4 armature drivers, Mid: 2 armature drivers, Mid-High: 2 armature drivers, High: 2 armature drivers in a 4-way crossover design.
Sensitivity (at 1kHz): 112dB spl
Frequency response: 20Hz - 20000Hz
Noise isolation: -26dB
Price: USD$1249 for universals, $1449 for CIEM (2 year warranty cable excluded), 60 day free refit
Cross Reference Threads: Brief mention of the Unique Melody Mentor http://www.head-fi.org/t/696250/e-earphone-akihabara-tokyo-headphone-festival-december-2013
Some more pix :-
[Update 2nd Jan 2014] Universal Mentor Size Specs