I am happy to announce the launch of a new 64 Audio US tour featuring the new 12t and Trio CIEMs. Since these two new CIEMs were introduced during the 10/17 RMAF as a blind listening test, they have been the talk of the HeadFi town, I have since been pounded with requests for a tour. Now as official products that they are shipping, 64 Audio agreed to another tour which I am sure will delight many. The 12t has been described as a warmer version of the 18 and the Trio a warmer version of the Fourte', both at a significantly lower price than the 18/Fourte'. So those that fell in love with these two incredible CIEMs during their tour but could not afford the price, here is a second chance. Some may even prefer the warmer signature. I will post impressions as soon as I get my head wrapped around the new signatures, and will be doing a full review of the A12t after that. I predict some good times ahead for tour participants as we get to know these two new 64 Audio wonders. If you are interested, please speak up now as I am opening up for participants. The rules and requirements for becoming a member are listed below. Please make sure to read the rules as they have changed requiring contact information up front due to some bumps in the last tour. Thank you for your cooperation - and let the fun begin! https://www.64audio.com/ US CIEM Demo Tour, Featuring: Tia A12t/U12t The 64 AUDIO A12t Custom or universal U12t In-Ear Monitors with patent-pending tia™ technology are the ultimate monitors for professional stage, in the studio, and the most demanding audiophile applications; it features 4 low drivers, 6 mid drivers, and the incredibly smooth tia high and high-mid drivers. In the tia single-bore, sound from the low and mid drivers blends with amazingly-detailed highs from the proprietary open balanced armature tia high driver. The lower-mids have been refined while the familiar low-frequency response remains intact, providing the warm and inspiring sound of the A/U12 legacy. Features include the patent-pending apex™ technology that relieves air pressure for fatigue-free listening and a protective mesh cover at the end of the sound port for easy maintenance and improved resistance to debris. Apex modules are removable, allowing you to customize the isolation level and sound flavors to provide a personalized listening experience that simply cannot be achieved by traditional Custom IEMs. While there are other 12-driver products on the market, nothing comes close to the transparency, agility, and power of the A/U12t with tia technology. https://www.64audio.com/product/A12t-Custom-In-Ear-Monitor Estimated Build Time: Varies, check the website for current build time. Also Available as a Universal U12t Starting at: $1,999.00 Tia Trio' The 64 AUDIO tia Trió™ Universal-Fit earphones are the perfect balance between reference quality sound and personal entertainment. Featuring a fully-tubeless design, the breakthrough patent-pending tia™ system consists of the tia single-bore, tia acoustic chambers, and the proprietary open balanced armature tia drivers. You won’t miss a beat or a bass line thanks to the dynamic driver that provides weight and punch to the trio’s musical low end. The Frequency eXtension Chamber allows for superior mid-range control on a back-vented dynamic driver and paves the way for perfectly placed mid frequencies, giving vocals and instruments a remarkably natural sound. Detailed and reliable upper mids are relaxed in presentation and layer easily into the smooth and extended ‘tia top-end’, the signature of any IEM bearing the tia high-driver. Additionally, internal patent-pending apex™ technology vents air pressure from the ear canal for fatigue-free listening. All of this technology is housed in an ergonomic shell machined out of a solid piece of aluminum. With a stunning brushed aluminum faceplate, the 64 Audio tia Trió is a durable and equally elegant addition to the T-Series line-up. Estimated Ship Time: Varies, check the website for current build time. Starting at: $2,299.00 Tour Instructions (7 Day Audition) The participant list is organized logistically for each kit to minimize shipping costs starting from Seattle and the East Coast. The tour will begin with the first in the list for a 7-day audition. Thereafter they will be responsible to deliver or ship the demo kit to the next participant in the list. Participant Qualifications To be eligible for the tour, all participants need to provide four types of contact information to verify identity and shipping address: State Issued Photo ID: We need a picture of your driver's license or other qualified ID with photo and that reflects your home/shipping address. Phone Bill: We need to verify your phone number and address with a photo of a current phone bill showing your phone number and address which matches your ID. Email Address: We will be managing the tours through email which requires an email that you can respond to within 24 hours. Backup Contact Info (Choose One of the Two): Employer: Name, Address, and Phone - or Relative: Name, Address, and Phone This information must be emailed to billb@ClearDiff.com before your name will be added to the participant list. If you wish to join the tour, but cannot provide this information – you have the choice of providing 64 Audio with a credit card number to hold your spot and bypass the verification process, or you can contact Mike Brunner (@BulldogXTRM ) at firstname.lastname@example.org with options for equivalent verification options that work for you to receive an exception. All personal information will be safeguarded by @Barra and will be deleted by request after the tour or by withdrawing from the tour. Retained information is good for a year to join additional tours hosted by @Barra. Individual Responsibilities Participants must understand and agree to these responsibilities listed below as well as take them seriously. Those that do not follow through with the agreed upon responsibilities will be blacklisted from all future tours. Please do not sign up for the tour if you feel there is any reason that you cannot live up to this commitment. Communicate: Those in the tour will be expected to be reasonably available to communicate in tour proceedings. Phone, PMs, and email should be responded to within 24 hours maximum. Failure to do so may negate your eligibility and potentially blacklist you from future tours. Protect: Participants are responsible for the value of the kit while in their care and will be expected to reimburse the manufacturer for any losses due to participant negligence. The kits should be handled with care and protected from theft. Each participant is responsible for the kit from signed receipt to signed receipt. While the manufacturer accepts responsibility in the case of shipper losses if you ship signature required, participants are still responsible for managing the shipper loss process to its conclusion until the proceedings are concluded. Providing tracking information and following the rules is critical in determining where your responsibility stops. Follow the Rules: Each participant is expected to follow the rules listed below exactly: At Receipt of Tour Kit: We need to know that the tour kit was received immediately to release the last participant from responsibility. Confirm Receipt within 24 Hours: Please confirm receipt on the existing email thread with myself and the sender within 24 hours so both myself and the previous party knows that the transfer is complete. Introduction to Next Participant: I will then initiate an email thread with you and the next participant to arrange to ship at the end of your seven-day audition. It is your responsibility to remind me within 48 hours if there is no response and I will remove them from the tour and provide you with the next participant’s info. Visibility: Please always respond to emails “Reply All” so that I have visibility into the shipping process. Be Ready to Ship on Day 8: It is also your responsibility to ensure that you have shipped the kit to the next participant on the 8th day, so please be diligent in contacting and communicating with the next participant. Never send a kit to someone that has not responded. Communicate Problems/Issues: If needed, you can always reach me directly at my email me at email@example.com . Impressions/Review (Optional): While optional, to keep things interesting on the tour, any impressions or insight that you can post in the thread would be greatly appreciated. Full reviews are even more appreciated. Ship on Day 8: Verified Recipient: It is your responsibility to verify the recipient before shipping through your communications. If you sense any issues, please contact me before shipping. Verified Address: I will provide you with the verified address in our email. It is important to make sure that you only mail to the verified address unless the two of you get an exception from me first. Signature Required: You must ship signature required (or insured) to avoid the responsibility of shipper mishaps. The manufacturer will assume responsibility if you follow the rules. Shipper Confirmation #: You must provide the recipient and me with the confirmation number within 24 hours of shipping. This will allow the recipient to play receipt with signature required. Responsibility Ends on Signed Receipt: Your responsibility ends when the shipper posts a signed receipt from the recipient. Tour Signup This is an open tour which we expect to support all requests to participate. To make this possible, we are requiring complete contact info up front. So, to sign up for this tour you will need to do two things: Post: Please post your name, city, and state only – no personal address in the public forum – and then declare that you agree to follow the terms of the tour. Example Signup Post: From Barra: I live in Anthem, AZ and would like to participate in the tour. I agree to follow the terms of the tour. Email: Please email your complete contact info as detailed below to my personal email - firstname.lastname@example.org: Head-Fi Name: Please remember to include your Head-Fi alias so that I can match your email to your Head-Fi identity. Subject Line Format: HeadFi Name - Your Name Contact Info: State Issued Photo ID: We need a picture of your driver's license or other qualified ID with photo and that reflects your home/shipping address. Phone Bill: We need to verify your phone number and address with a photo of a current phone bill showing your phone number and address which matches your ID. Email Address: We will be managing the tours through email which requires an email that you can respond to within 24 hours. Backup Contact Info (Choose One of the Two): Employer: Name, Address, and Phone - or Relative: Name, Address, and Phone That’s it. We reserve the right to turn down the application if we find a cause but hope to accommodate all those US Head-Fi’ers that are interested. If you follow these instructions, you are in. Signups begin now, and will remain open during the tour welcoming late comers. However, we reserve the right to end signups at any time so please don’t hesitate or you may lose out. The tour will start when we have enough participants to create a reasonable list. Have fun!