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post #3796 of 6683

http://final-audio-design-directshop.com/final/7.1/FI-LAB01/

 

Lab I is 160,000 yen - 1,600$.

I'm out.

post #3797 of 6683

I got so excited when I realized the LAB I would be a dual-BA but then realized how foolish I was to think that FAD would make it would be anywhere near affordable... T_T

 

Hopefully FAD will make a much cheaper version of this later on after this limited edition run. Without that terribly ugly checkered design.

post #3798 of 6683

I am currently using Heaven VI. It is great! But I kind of noticed that the prices of these gears are soooo expensive!! But totally rocks!

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Wow so apparently there's only 64 units of the LAB I being released?? No wonder the price is so steep. If they release a mass production version of these, I'll definitely upgrade from my Heaven V. 

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Hum...a very ugly, ultra expensive double BA iem...what's not to like?
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I for one am happy that FAD has not left the nuthouse. Crazy away, Takai-san! I salute your chain-smoking, idiosyncratic, peevish personality. :D

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I want to see woodcans try to photograph them! tongue.gif
post #3803 of 6683
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Hum...a very ugly, ultra expensive double BA iem...what's not to like?

Hahahaha! Its FAD afterall though. Fugly Audio Design. But still very special phones.  Haven't been able to part with the PFX. 

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

I for one am happy that FAD has not left the nuthouse. Crazy away, Takai-san! I salute your chain-smoking, idiosyncratic, peevish personality. biggrin.gif

He's off his aesthetic rocker now for sure. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

He's off his aesthetic rocker now for sure. frown.gif

 

I think I may well be off that rocker too, cause obviously I'm the only one here who actually likes the design. :ph34r:

 

According to this article (Google translation), the number 64 seems to refer to the titanium alloy being used (Ti 64), whereas the total number of units produced is stated as 150.

 

Oh, and this diagram on their website seems to show a crossover implementation:

 

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

I think I may well be off that rocker too, cause obviously I'm the only one here who actually likes the design. :ph34r:

 

According to this article (Google translation), the number 64 seems to refer to the titanium alloy being used (Ti 64), whereas the total number of units produced is stated as 150.

 

Oh, and this diagram on their website seems to show a crossover implementation:

 

 

I think the shape of the housing itself is quite nice actually, I just don't understand why they had to put that ugly checkered pattern on it. Makes it almost look like a toy...

 

Oh okay, I must have read the part about the titanium alloy wrong. Actually I don't think that diagram means that a crossover is being used since the same diagram is used for the other IEMs in the Heaven series.

post #3807 of 6683
Thanks to Tam, I am now the fortunate owner of a mint set of PF-IX's. I was, prior to receiving them, somewhat apprehensive about the fit as well as the SQ. I am pleased to say that the fit is superb. I am also fortunate that most of my music is acoustic/instrumental and vocal, as the IX's sound stunning with my musical preferences. I am now discovering the previously hidden magic in my favorite recordings!
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post  Oh, and this diagram on their website seems to show a crossover implementation:

 

 

No crossover on this one.

 

FAD has been using that diagram for years to show the potential negative overlap effects of a crossover.

 

The driver being used is a dual full-range driver. Basically it's two of the drivers like the ones used in the Klipsch X10, twinned.

 

This is a Sonion-made driver, part of the 2800 series. The CanalWorks CW-L51a also uses a pair for its tweeters.

 

Actually, all of the BA drivers used by FAD to date, except for the Heaven II, which is their own Molex design, are from Sonion, just customized for FAD.

 

This is confirmed information from FAD themselves, when I spoke to them in person.

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

 

Actually, all of the BA drivers used by FAD to date, except for the Heaven II, which is their own Molex design, are from Sonion, just customized for FAD.

 

This is confirmed information from FAD themselves, when I spoke to them in person.

 

Really! I thought otherwise - that my Heaven VI was proprietary Molex. Good to know.

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Originally Posted by akarise View Post

Actually I don't think that diagram means that a crossover is being used since the same diagram is used for the other IEMs in the Heaven series.
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

No crossover on this one.

 

FAD has been using that diagram for years to show the potential negative overlap effects of a crossover.

 

You're both very right and I'm officially an idiot. :p 

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