roksponsmallNoble Audio has launched Sage, a new universal-fit IEM which represents the most affordable proprietary-driver IEM in Noble’s range (£549)

The new Sage from Noble Audio is a US-made multi-driver IEM (In Ear Monitor) which features the company’s new proprietary driver technology. Sage offers the performance benefits of Noble’s bespoke drive units, as seen in its flagship nine- and ten-driver models, Katana and Kaiser Encore, but with an entry-level price tag.sage-and-kaiser-encore-combo-solo

Sage is a two-driver design which sits squarely in the middle of Noble’s five-strong universal- fit Classic line. It directly replaces Savant, one of the Californian company’s most popular IEMs, but introduces a raft of key updates. Sage also manages to retain many of the musical hallmarks that popularised its predecessor.

“Sage’s new balanced armature driver configuration delivers a more refined and capable sound than that of its forerunner.  The vented bass port of the low frequency driver has been repositioned and the aperture increased. The result is increased low-end extension with greater texture, plus a slight lift in overall bass response. The proprietary balanced-armature drivers also bring increased clarity with greater imaging accuracy and enhanced spatial representation” says the company’s recent press release.

Sage retains the same aesthetic as its predecessor and features Noble’s updated universal form factor and geometry..

Sensitive enough for everyday use with smartphones, portable amps and DAPs (Digital Audio Players), Sage features a detachable cable with an industry standard 2-pin connection, allowing future upgrades from aftermarket cable specialists.  Sage is available in universal-fit form only.

Further features include: a 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.

Noble Audio Sage IEM

  • New US-made model with two proprietary drive units per piece (ear)
  • The most affordable proprietary-driver IEM in the Noble portfolio
  • Updated form factor/geometry featuring precision-machined aluminium housings
  • Sensitive enough for use with smartphones and portable audio devices
  • Detachable cable with industry standard 2-pin configuration, so upgradeable
  • Universal-fit: supplied with 12 pairs of ear tips (four kinds in three sizes)

The new Kaiser Encore (£1699) from Noble Audio is a US-made, 10-driver design that builds on the strengths of Noble’s ground-breaking original flagship, the Kaiser 10U (K10U), which it directly replaces. The new model retains the musical essence and engaging presentation of the K10U and now introduces proprietary-Noble drivers throughout.

Kaiser Encore’s predecessor, the K10U, was Noble Audio’s most acclaimed IEM, but the introduction of Noble’s own balanced-armature drivers is set to increase performance to the next level. The proprietary drive units introduce improvements to the critical midrange, adding additional clarity whilst bringing a more neutral tonal balance. The redefined midrange integrates seamlessly with the rest of the frequency spectrum as with Noble’s other multi-driver IEMs and CIEMs (customs).

The implementation of 10 Noble Audio drivers per earpiece allows the Kaiser Encore to take full advantage of today’s high resolution music, reproducing the full frequency range, dynamics and detail. The increased clarity that the new proprietary balanced-armature drivers bring, also contributes to a larger soundstage presentation, with greater imaging accuracy and enhanced spatial representation, giving the feeling of larger, on-ear model.

The Kaiser Encore also introduces a number of aesthetic improvements over its predecessor and features Noble’s updated universal form factor and geometry. Each 10-driver piece features beautifully designed, US-made precision-machined aluminium housings, with each pair hand-assembled and matched. The two-part aluminium chassis is smaller and lighter than the previous Kaiser 10U flagship.

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