OK, everything on the amp, packaging, instructions, invoice I received in my package indicate that this is nothing more than the regular HA-P50. Not the SE edition we paid for.
However, the end caps of the amp are the lighter silver color that's supposed to ship with the SE edition.
Even one of the pics on the Massdrop page shows an amp with the light silver caps, but with the plain HA-P50 printed on the case. But all the other photos of the black amp have HA-P50SE printed on the case.
Did some of these HA-P50SE amps accidentally not get labeled as such? Or did some of the regular HA-P50 amps accidentally get the lighter silver end caps?
There's no way to know without opening it and looking at the chip. I'm tempted to do that, and to return the amp if it isn't an actual SE edition.
I'm really upset about this. We should have to go through this bother, and this extra wait time to get something we paid for in good faith.
And even if it's a SE edition that's been incorrectly labeled, that leads to a lot of confusion and mistrust should you want to resell it.