JayBeck wrote:With the updated lock mechanism, even higher precision critical parts, and SSP out the gate installed by Denis, it may be that the espresso difference between the regular and Max is near nil and the primary difference ($500-550 depending on top plate color preference) is for the speed upgrade in exchange for size.
The thread comparing all top tier grinders (Survivor: Grinder Edition) made the comment that the surprise was how well the 'little flat' held its own. With even higher precision on this newest version, it will inch ever closer to what the Max is doing on these lighter coffees.
It's great to see Denis constantly upgrading the older grinders as his equipment and design improves with age. I like the size of the OG Flat.
sleedy9 wrote:Maybe I'm missing something but looks to me like with the SSP burrs the regular flat is 2950 and the Max is 3250 so difference in price is only 300... Assuming no other upgrades on either model of course.
mivanitsky wrote:SSP burrs for the Flat are $350 alone. I do not believe that Denis has yet specified the upcharge for buying the burrs with a grinder, in absence of getting the Mythos-like burrs too. I would expect the total to be more like $2750, assuming no other charged customizations.
Also, I have been using a beta version of the Conical with the new locking mechanism. Salient features are: smaller burr chamber for less retention, shorty style grinder, lockless adjustment with improved and ultraprecise alignment. The one I have does not have the final backplate (does not reach top of top plate), and some of the visible threads may go away in the final version, as the funnel does not need to be threaded that high.
Denis and I both like working with this grinder better than the old version. Probably no real difference in the cup at all.
I will update this post later with pictures.