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Empire Ears ODIN Tribrid Electrostatic, BA, + Dynamic Universal IEMS, Founder's Edition - MusicTeck

Empire Ears ODIN Tribrid Electrostatic, BA, + Dynamic Universal IEMS, Founder's Edition

$ 3,399.00

Empire Ears ODIN 

Designer's Notes

“ODIN is designed to make the most of every moment each listener spends in its company, promising instants of sheer listening euphoria. While conventional IEMs focus on simply reproducing sound, ODIN authoritatively delivers the exacting emotion of every nuance recorded through its extraordinary 5Hz-100kHz frequency response range. These inspirational, dreamlike moments are made possible by the utilization of the three best IEM driver technologies currently available, the most advanced crossover system in the industry, the most potent components we could possibly get our hands on and the masterful tuning by our founder, my father and CTO, Dean Vang.
ODIN is the personification of Empire’s DNA at its most extreme – in design, performance and breadth of capabilities. ODIN rediscovers the true meaning of engagement between listener and IEM.”

Jack Vang
VP of Empire Ears

Empire Ears Odin


Technical Specifications

11 Proprietary Drivers, Tribrid Design

2 Next Generation W9+ Subwoofers - Sub-Bass, Bass

5 Proprietary Balanced Armature Drivers - 2 Low-Mid, 2 Mid, 1 Mid-High

4 Premium Electrostatic Drivers - 2 High, 2 Super-High

7-Way synX Crossover Network

EIVEC - Empire Intelligent Variable Electrostatic Control Technology

A.R.C. Resonance Mitigation Technology

Impedance: 3 Ohms @ 1kHz

Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 100kHz

Sensitivity: 108dB @ 1kHz, 1mW

Bespoke Stormbreaker UPOCC Copper Litz Cable, Quad Conductor Dual Guage Design


Odin In-Ear Monitor Explosion



 

Proprietary Technologies

Empire Ears Proprietary Technologies

Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker cable

At Empire Ears we believe that an extraordinary IEM requires an extraordinary cable. For the first time ever we’ve collaborated with bespoke cable manufacturer PWAudio and PENTACONN of Japan to forge a cable worthy of Odin. Introducing Stormbreaker, an ultra premium handcrafted cable comprised of a proprietary USA-sourced OCC Copper Litz configured in a quad conductor, dual guage design wrapped in an elegant black carbon jacket. 

Stormbreaker is standard equipped with a CNC silver Valknut y-split featuring a .78 2-pin connector with a 2.5mm balanced termination. 2.5 to 3.5mm & 4.4mm Empire adapters are available.

Stormbreaker Y-Split Valknut
Empire Ears Adapters

A Trinity In Unity

ODIN is the most powerful and exclusive IEM in Empire’s history. Boasting three of the industry’s most advanced driver technologies, ODIN is truly a standout tribrid flagship IEM with an uncompromising performance ethos focused on delivering the purest connection between listener and IEM.



Dual W9+ Subwoofers
Sub-Bass, Bass
Empire Ears Weapon 9 Technology

Weapon IX+

Our signature W9+ dynamic driver brought serious performance to the IEM world by combining the breakthrough of an enclosed woofer in a tuned bass-reflex system. Elevating the W9 design formula to its highest level, the W9+ boasts a larger internal coil diameter, more linear excursion envelope along with a more capable suspension to handle peak-to-peak excursion while mitigating distortion. W9+ extinguishes any limits the previous design had and delivers unparalleled bass on all fronts.

Every W9+ subwoofer is hand assembled to our exacting quality standards in our Norcross, Georgia laboratory.

BA Drivers

ODIN comes equipped with 5 proprietary balanced armature drivers to deliver the signature midrange that the world has come to know and love from Empire Ears. Each of these drivers has been purpose built to our precise requirements and exacting standards. We work closely with our vendors to ensure that only the highest performing components are used.

 

Five Precision Balanced Armature Drivers
Low-Mid, Low-Mid, Mid, Mid, Mid-High
Balanced Armature Drivers
Four Electrostatic Drivers
High, High, Ultra-High, Ultra-High
Electrostatic Drivers

EST Drivers

ODIN masterfully manipulates quadruple electrostatic drivers in unison with our proprietary EIVEC technology to effortlessly reproduce a remarkable 5Hz-100kHz frequency range. The ultralight moving membrane within Odin’s electrostatic drivers give the most accurate transient response, resulting in unparalleled clarity, separation and detail.

 

synX Crossover Technology

Legendary Crossover Network

Genetically dissimilar from the rest of the IEM world, our synX crossover network truly stands out with countless bespoke methods and technologies protecting it as a unique masterpiece. A marriage of 3 different driver technologies become symphonized by a unique, proprietary 8-way synX crossover network designed to maximize performance from each and every driver.

Click HERE to learn more about synX.

Source To Sound



synX advantages

synX powered in-ear monitors have remarkably high stereo separation and smooth phase response, leading to more dynamic realistic imaging and staging for both live and studio use. synX features a myriad of other advantages including:

Ultra-Wide Frequency Bandwidth: The Legend X produces a super-wide frequency range, offering listeners unparalleled sound quality and details that bests even the most high-end headphones on the market.

Best Signal-to-Noise: In order to ensure that all of the industry-leading sound quality is heard in your ears we’ve worked to create a unique combination of handpicked resistors, electrolytic capacitors, and filters in order to ensure the cleanest signal path possible while offering an exceptionally low noise floor.

Low Distortion: Extremely low distortion means that every nuance in your mix will be reproduced faithfully without audible artifacts.

Maximum Signal Transfer: Every driver and crossover is individually wired and insulated with 7-strand, UPOCC Litz wires to eliminate acoustic feedback and further soldered with highly conductive, ultra pure silver and gold Mundorf Supreme for maximum signal transfer.

E I V E C

Empire Intelligent Variable Electrostatic Control

EIVEC Electrostatic Transformer

The lightning-quick electrostatic drivers accommodates ODIN’s wide frequency range while remaining balanced and compact. A single bespoke transformer unites the quadruple electrostats via our proprietary EIVEC technology to all of the other components while eliminating any signs of phase incoherence and distortion.

 

A.R.C. Technology

 

Empire Ears ARC Effect

 

ARC (Anti-Resonance Compound) is a proprietary conformal coating that virtually eliminates unwanted vibrations and resonance from within IEMs. ARC effectively increases the mass of the components it’s applied to: every driver, crossover, and sound tube. This gives the internals more solidity while serving as a dampener to absorb the unwanted resonance instead of reflecting them out of phase. With A.R.C. clarity is increased substantially, bass is deeper, and the IEM becomes more efficient.

 

The Founder's Edition

From the very beginning of our history, IEMs have represented dreams, hopes and aspirations. For Empire, a brand that aims to provide customers enlightened moments of pure listening euphoria, the development of Odin and Hero was an indispensable step. As a further highlight of over 30 years of excellence and our 5th anniversary year, we’re ecstatic to present the Founder’s Editions as a sincere, heart-felt Thank You to all those whom helped us come this far in The Pursuit of Extraordinary.

Each Founder's Edition Odin will receive the following touches:

  • Production Photograph Autographed by Dean Vang (Founder & CTO), Jack Vang (VP), and Catherine Young (CEO)
  • Serialized Founder's Edition Plaque
  • Serialized IEMs
  • Dean Vang's signature on each shell
  • Signatures of the entire production team
  • Odin Founder's Edition will have a limited run of 200 units

What's In The Box

Included at no additional charge with each order.

  • In Ear Monitor
  • Empire Pandora Case
  • Empire Cleaning Cloth
  • Empire Cleaning Tool
  • Final Audio Type E Tips - SS, S, M, L, LL

 


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