NOSTALGIA AUDIO CAMELOT
Camelot is a tribrid IEM, consisting of 2 huge 10mm Dynamic Drivers, 4 Balanced Amateurs and 4 Electrostatic Drivers. Not only the shell, the internal modular of Camelot is designed to be fully built by 3D Printing, to keep every Camelot performing the same sound quality to high-end audiophiles. Camelot has 5-way crossover design, one DD for ultra-low, one DD for low, 2 BA for mid, 2BA for high and 4 EST for ultra high frequencies. With XBS (Extreme Bass System) and SFD (Spiral Flow Device) technology, Camelot provides a detailed, great tonal balance and smooth vocals for audiophiles who pursue perfection.
- 10 Individual Drivers, Tribrid Design
- 2 Dynamic Drivers - Sub-Bass, Bass
- 4 Balanced Armateurs - 2 Mid, 2 High
- 4 Electrostatic Drivers - 4 Ultra-High
- 5-Way Crossover Design
- Extreme Bass System
- Spiral Flow Device
- Impedance: 13 Ohms @ 1kHz
- Frequency Response: 15 Hz - 40kHz
- Sensitivity: 114dB @ 1kHz, 1mW
Bespoke Avalon High Purity OFC and OCC Copper Cable, Multiple Strand Design
- 4 Strands 22 AWG High Purity OFC and OCC copper
- Multiple strand design
- Customized flexible nylon wrapping
- Rhodium plated high quality 4.4 mm balanced termination
Our self-designed 10mm Dynamic Drivers are constructed with N52 Neodymium Magnet and a PEN diaphragm. Polyethylene naphthalate, one of the ester functional groups of polyester, is easy to drive and provide a quick and deep bass with stunning performance.
Camelot uses four individual Balanced amateurs on mid and high frequencies, our SFD system is designed to reduce losses from the tube curvature, presenting a smooth, sweet vocal also detailed highs and extensions.
We used four second generation electrostatic drivers in Camelot. A voltage transformer has been installed into the iem so the EST driver doesn’t need to have an external power to driver the unit. EST drivers provide detailed highs and airy sounding, also performing an airy sounding.
XBS - Extreme Bass System
Consisting of two 10mm PEN Dynamic Drivers and a brass made chamber, the brass made chamber is used to reduce the Acoustic Resonance and provides less space usage and maximize the bass performance.
SFD - Spiral Flow Device
The SFD is specially designed for enhancing the mids performance in Camelot. A helical formation incorporated as a ridge serves to induce a spiral pattern of flow, reducing loss caused by the curvature of the nozzle
Fully 3D Print Design
Camelot is our first fully 3D print design IEM. Not only the shell, we designed a 3D printed internal chamber for all those drivers to minimize the size and provide more referencing sound. Furthermore, a hidden venting design has been used on Camelot, a customized cm plug with vent holes in order to solve the air pressure from the two Dynamic drivers.
- Camelot Custom In-Ear Monitors
- Avalon High Purity copper Cable
- Camelot hand-crafted leather case
- Dekoni Washable Memory Foam
- Symbio W Memory Foam & Silicone Hybrid Ear Tips - S, M, L
Story of Camelot
Camelot comes from one of the greatest mythology in Britannia, the legendary King Arthur. King Arthur was a legendary King who led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in 5-6 centuries. There are so many romantic and magnificent stories about him, such as the sword Excalibur, his most trusted subordinate The knights of the Round-Table, and also The Holy Grail that was written on the Matter of Britain. Camelot is The castle where King Arthur lived and also the place where the round-table is located.
Overall, this is an exceptional IEM. Really good soundstage and instrument separation. Excellent details and vocal presentation. I know that the price is steep for many, but some iems cost upwards of $5k, but this set sounds above what you pay for them. I sit for hours listening to my music library and enjoying the music as presented by these babies. Great job Nostalgia Audio!
I’ve had the NA Camelot for a few weeks and they have between 100 and 200 hours run in. I am using these with my RS8 and the iems I have for comparison are the UM Mest II. I use each with thir stock cables.
Compared to the Mest, I initially thought the Camelot was excessively warm and lacking in detail. As they have run in, they have become more neutral and there is no lack of detail. Differences? The Mest have a boosted lower treble and can initially sound more “High Fidelity” but longer term the Mest can sound fatiguing.
Overall, the Camelot iems are transparent, natural, detailed and lacking emphasis on any frequency, to my ears. They are suited for long term listening. Even my less than perfect rock and pop albums have good air and imaging. Bass is extended but unexaggerated.
Some reviewers have commented about changing the cable. My available cables do sound brighter, but tiring. I really like the stock cable. These are my best iem’s and I am very happy with my purchase.
All my feelings are based on Sony NW-WM1ZM2 + BW22v2 + Camelot
First of all, Camelot is very easy to drive so the gold brick handles it very well.
The soundstage is well-organized, wide, and tall. The positioning of each element is accurate and clear. The bass is impressive: It has excellent diving and strength, while also bringing a full-bodied but relaxed and natural listening experience. The vocals are smooth, detailed, and natural, without deliberate emphasis on certain sounds. I often listen to Japanese female vocals and Camelot sounds sweet and a little creamy. The treble is not too bright, but the micro-details are still noticeable. I think Camelot is one of the best flagship IEMS for people who like pop music and ACG young female vocal.
Compared to Odin, Camelot and Odin have similar tribrid design. Odin has a deeper bass and brighter treble, while Camelot does better in vocals and soundstage. I think Odin is like a decorated and magnificent palace, but Camelot is a clifftop castle, more natural and relaxed. I can listen to Camelot for hours, but Odin’s sound is too strong/thrilling for me. By the way, you have to change the cable. The vocals are warmer and closer with the stock cable but the overall sound is blurry and lacks energy.
I'm not good at writing comments. Just talk a bit about Camelot.
Camelot is quite balanced, the sound is rather neutral. I tried different types of music, and Camelot performs well paired with the Lancelot cable. Classic, Rock, Electric, Pop, ACG, they all sound good. The sound stage is big and spacious. Vocals are neither too close, nor far away, at the exact right distance from me.
With stock cable, the sound is a little warm. Vocals are sweet from my point of view.
With the Lancelot cable, treble, mid, bass all got enhanced, but at the same time the vocals got less warm, becomes revealing.
I have tried some other flagship IEMs, but I still like Camelot better.