About our R1 Series
We asked ourselves "How can we improve the universal IEM and get close to a custom IEM fit?" and started to rethink & re-design the 'universal' style.
We partnered with Freebit® from Norway with their ear-interface design, which is a well proven interface used in sports earphones for a secure fit with the stability we wanted but we had the main cable connection in the way, where regular "universal" IEMs have their cable connectors placed on the top section of the IEM body & the front casing of the IEM is reserved to display the brand.
Okay, we understand the presentation of the brand is important; we understand marketing as well. We did not want a compromise and insisted to achieve a fit as close to a custom IEM as possible. Let's figure out where we can put our brand later…
With the Freebit® interface, we relocated the cable connector to the front casing (yes, where everyone else puts their brand). This required a completely new design approach to the internal structure as well as the acoustics engineering. Fortunately, we have a great team of acoustic engineers & music industry professionals with the commitment to make bold changes & get the acoustics right.
We achieved our goal of getting a secure, stable & comfortable fit with the cable being an additional anchor point above the ear and the tether slider on the back of the neck. The IEMs stayed in place, felt comfortable & had the neutral sound signature we wanted.
Not only that, we measured up to 22dB attenuation by getting a proper fit with the Freebit® ear-interface pieces together with the in-ear silicone gels & the Comply™ tips.
Our new approach to IEM design is now protected by patents in the U.S. & other countries.
It took us longer than we expected but we believe we have an alternative to spending a small fortune on custom IEMs. After all, we're musicians & music lovers as well.
Back to a place for putting our brand; we didn’t have any room to print brand on the final product but we did manage to add our logo from the inside of the casing for a stealth look.
We created a well thought out product which gives the best possible user experience, acoustics to match & fits like a custom IEM.
R1 Features (Extended Details)
- Studio reference tuned acoustics.
Tuned by our music & recording industry professionals in our California studios to create a precision acoustic signature with transparent & natural audio.
- Proudly assembled in the USA.
Designed in the Bay Area, California. Assembled & tuned in Nashville, Tennessee.
Made in USA of U.S. & imported parts.
- Proprietary tuned Balanced Armature driver by Knowles®.
Our trusted partner with 50+ years of manufacturing the highest quality balanced armature drivers.
- Detachable gold plated MMCX (Micro Miniature Coaxial) connectors.
The industry standard MMCX connectors offer easy interchangeability to allow users to interchange cables to suit specific applications or amplifiers.
- Lightweight polycarbonate IEM casing.
An exclusive type of polymer perfect material for the main body combining a robust structure within a lightweight body and a high visual clarity as seen on our casings.
- Multi-Braided Monocrystalline grade oxygen-free copper cable.
Individually coated and Kevlar reinforced braid monocrystalline grade cable to bring out the maximum acoustics quality & reduce cable induced noise.
- 3-Button in-line mic (works with IOS & Android).
The convenience of having a single audiophile grade cable which also works with the standard mobile phone functions for both IOS & Android devices.
- Patented fitting customization kit with Freebit® ear-interface.
Get a customized fit by combining the Freebit® ear-interface kit in 3 sizes with the in-ear gels & Comply™ foam tip. Made from soft, flexible & non-allergic silicone.
Select the Freebit® ear-interface which fits best then select the in-ear gel or the included Comply™ tip.
A perfect fit provides the stability & secure fit PLUS reduces the ambient noise by up to 22dB.
- Non-allergic in-ear gels (Small, Medium, Large & 2-Flap).
Made from soft, flexible & non-allergic silicone to ensure your ears are comfortable hour after hour of listening. These can be used individually without the Freebit® ear-interface kit.
We also include an IEM enclosure without the Freebit® ear-interface for a neutral cushioned fit.
- Comply™ T-100 premium earphone memory foam tips.
A perfect addition to getting the perfect isolation & acoustic performance.
The viscoelastic memory foam technology provides an individual seal and upgraded listening experience.
- Neoprene padded storage/carry case.
Designed to keep your IEM and accessories organized and secure from drops or scratches.
R1 series available in the following configurations
|Reference Dual Cross