Member of the Trade: Custom Art, PMG Audio
- Apr 15, 2009
In early 2016 we stumbled across interesting occurrence during work on IEM designs, which prompted us to investigate possible applications for In-Ear Monitoring. We discovered that our design resulted in nearly flat impedance and electrical phase plot of a Balanced Armature driver, reducing dramatically load for audio amplifiers and providing near-identical response (either frequency or CSD) when switching between sound sources with substantial difference in output impedance. In that moment FIBAE technology was born. In mid-2016 we filed for international patent on our Flat Impedance driver.
difference in Impedance between standard BA driver and Custom Art's FIBAE design
FIBAE stands for Flat Impedance Balanced Armature Earphone - world's first, revolutionary technology addressing the oldest industry problem for us - audiophiles - dependence on amplifier's output impedance. With FIBAE technology now IEMs will provide always the same sound signature.
In 2017 early we came with two models - FIBAE 1 and 2 featuring our unique design and specially customized proprietary driver.
In late 2017 we released FIBAE 3 (read full story behind the product here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/customart-fibae-impressions-thread.854355/page-21#post-13864926 )
New models to follow shortly.