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64 Audio Nio Hybrid IEM

FOH Staff • New Gear • December 22, 2020

 

The Nio design boasts eight precision balanced armature drivers and one dynamic driver

The Nio design has eight precision balanced armature drivers and one dynamic driver

64 Audio announces the debut of Nio, the new audiophile-grade, universal-fit, hybrid high-driver in-ear monitor. Now available, Nio has an MSRP of $1,699.00.

“Nio is our first high driver-count hybrid,” explained Vitaliy Belonozhko, 64 Audio founder and chief sound designer. “This universal-fit earphone features a 9mm dynamic driver and eight balanced armature drivers, creating a sound signature characterized by extended lows and a rich three-dimensional soundstage. Nio’s smooth treble and natural warmth will provide hours of enjoyable listening for all genres of music. Nio includes a host of our exclusive technologies, including tia, apex, and LID that challenge traditional in-ear monitor designs to give you the absolute best listening experience.”

For more info, visit www.64audio.com.

Nio’s ergonomic shell is machined out of a solid piece of aluminum and finished with a striking blue abalone faceplate. The eight precision balanced armature drivers and one dynamic driver include one high, one high-mid, six mid, and one dynamic low.

Included with the Nio universal IEM is a 64 Audio personalized protective case; dehumidifier; cleaning tool; shirt clip; TrueFidelity eartips (S,M,L); silicone eartips (S,M,L); 48-inch detachable premium cable; m20 apex modules; m15 apex modules and mx apex modules.

64 Audio’s Air Pressure Exchange (apex) is a pneumatically interactive vent that releases air pressure in a sealed ear canal. This venting alleviates listener fatigue and opens the soundstage. Apex comes in two variations, m15 and m20, depending on the model purchased. All of 64 Audio’s current IEMs feature apex technology (tia Trió, Fourté, and Fourté Noir models contain an internal version of the apex module to preserve the tia™ acoustic chambers). Unlike competitor venting solutions, apex preserves the bass frequencies and produces a more open soundstage, which helps the listener distinguish individual instruments. Ultimately, artists are better able to follow their mixes and execute the best performance possible. The apex module is also engineered with features to prevent vent-clogging and wind noise. Its compact and durable construction is virtually maintenance-free, designed for the most demanding users.

tia is a technology exclusive to 64 Audio that works by eliminating sound-altering tubes and dampers. Sound produced by the tia system is able to disperse freely and effortlessly, yielding an incredibly smooth and musical frequency response. Two major elements of the tia system include the tia high driver and the tia single bore design.

LID™ is a technology exclusive to 64 Audio that ensures a consistent frequency response regardless of the source.

Specifications include:

Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz

Sensitivity: 105db dB/mW

Impedance: 6Ω @1kHz

Crossover: Integrated 4-way passive

Isolation: -10db w/ mX module; -15dB w/ m15 module; -20dB w/ m20 module

 

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