Noble Audio has launched a new flagship in-ear monitor which, for the first time, features proprietary Noble drive units. The range-topping Katana IEM benefits from nine custom-made drive units for each ear and is principally manufactured in the USA. Featuring a two-part US-made precision-machined aluminium chassis, Katana is smaller and lighter than the previous Kaiser 10U flagship.
- New US-made flagship model with nine proprietary drive units per side (ear)
- Most advanced Noble IEM and sound performance to date
- Updated Noble form factor and geometry featuring refined US-made precision-machined aluminium housings
- Sensitive enough for use with smartphones and portable audio devices
- Detachable cable with industry standard 2-pin configuration (0.78 mm diameter)
- Universal-fit as standard, custom-fit available (using alternative materials)
Noble Audio’s aluminium-chassis IEMs are no ordinary IEMs: they have been designed and manufactured in conjunction with specialists in California whose clients include Louis Vuitton, Dior, Marc Newson and Holly Hunt. The nine-driver Katana configuration is also available as a custom-fit model, using alternative construction materials from the Noble range, including acrylics and exotic solid woods (Prestige range). A 3D-printed option (SLA range) is also available for faster builds.
Supplied accessories include a Pelican 1010 case (crush-proof carrying case); a black velvet soft pouch; 12 pairs of ear tips (four kinds in three sizes); two Noble Audio bands or amp bands; a cleaning tool; a Noble cable and an ownership card.
SLA (3D-printed) £1,199/$1,650
Prestige custom-fit from £1,999/ $2,850