FitEar continue their hot streak with the Parterre, their latest universal-fit in-ear monitor. In their press release, they state that it’s a multi-BA design, intended to simulate the feel of a music theater with evocative vocals and instrumentation.
From Mr. T:
From the design of the nozzle, it’s clear that only one external damper is used. The body of the canal portion is also not significantly wider than that of the F111, so it stands to reason that there’s also only a single output port on the BA drivers (although a manifold design is also possible). The Parterre is perhaps utilizing a combined driver design, like the Sonion 1723 AcuPass. Regardless of the internal design, FitEar is banking on the effectiveness of the horn nozzle system, which was executed very well in the F111, and will continue to be the centerpiece in the Parterre.
Special Website for the FitEar Parterre: http://fitear.jp/music/sp/parterre.html
Null Audio Elpis, by Rooth Professional Audio
Apparently, Null Audio worked with Rooth to create a special product under the Null banner called the Elpis. It’s a hybrid design, with a single BA for the mids and highs, and dynamic lows. The real draw is that their promotional pricing (for the first 100 buyers, now ended) was pretty amazing, at $199 SGD (roughly $168 USD), putting a custom product (and a hybrid, no less) in the reach of many. Even at the listed MSRP of $299 SGD, it’s still fairly affordable by most enthusiasts’ standards.
The frequency response posted by Null points to a typical Rooth-style U-shape — boosted lows with sparkly highs, but with present, forward, and smooth mids. The midrange on the Elpis seems slightly more laid-back than usual Rooth offerings, though.
CYMBACAVUM will be previewing the Elpis soon.
From Portugal: SoundFusion