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Aug 3, 2020 at 2:10 PM Post #22,606 of 34,159

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ODIN's stock PWA cable is 1960 2wire (4 conductors) cable, customized with a Valknut y-split. The bass is a scaled down in quantity relative to LX, but it's the same quality, maybe even more articulate and with better control, definitely above neutral. Mids have a more natural reference quality, but far from being analytical or anemic. And treble is nothing like Wraith where you need a powerful source to bring it alive, here you get a fast, clean, extended response from any DAP source I tried it with. And overall, I find the signature to be quite balanced using stock cable and Sedna eartips (my favorite in this pair up).

I will go over in a lot more details about everything in my full review, to be published in a day or so.

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Are the 2-pin jacks recessed? I wonder why the connectors used aren’t flush with the shell.
 
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ODIN's stock PWA cable is 1960 2wire (4 conductors) cable, customized with a Valknut y-split. The bass is a scaled down in quantity relative to LX, but it's the same quality, maybe even more articulate and with better control, definitely above neutral. Mids have a more natural reference quality, but far from being analytical or anemic. And treble is nothing like Wraith where you need a powerful source to bring it alive, here you get a fast, clean, extended response from any DAP source I tried it with. And overall, I find the signature to be quite balanced using stock cable and Sedna eartips (my favorite in this pair up).

I will go over in a lot more details about everything in my full review, to be published in a day or so.

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'Wonder who turned them onto that cable? :wink:
 
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ODIN's stock PWA cable is 1960 2wire (4 conductors) cable, customized with a Valknut y-split. The bass is a scaled down in quantity relative to LX, but it's the same quality, maybe even more articulate and with better control, definitely above neutral. Mids have a more natural reference quality, but far from being analytical or anemic. And treble is nothing like Wraith where you need a powerful source to bring it alive, here you get a fast, clean, extended response from any DAP source I tried it with. And overall, I find the signature to be quite balanced using stock cable and Sedna eartips (my favorite in this pair up).

I will go over in a lot more details about everything in my full review, to be published in a day or so.

ee_odin-15.jpg
How is the stage?
 
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Both Odin and Hero will be available at Bloom for demo in our NJ office. All preorder units that just went live will be for Founder's Editions.

We are extremely excited for this launch!!

Can you clarify what is different with the Founder’s edition other than signatures. I didn’t pay close attention to that in the video. As long as the @twister6 review appeals to me, it would be great to have a special edition version. 😂
 
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ODIN's stock PWA cable is 1960 2wire (4 conductors) cable, customized with a Valknut y-split. The bass is a scaled down in quantity relative to LX, but it's the same quality, maybe even more articulate and with better control, definitely above neutral. Mids have a more natural reference quality, but far from being analytical or anemic. And treble is nothing like Wraith where you need a powerful source to bring it alive, here you get a fast, clean, extended response from any DAP source I tried it with. And overall, I find the signature to be quite balanced using stock cable and Sedna eartips (my favorite in this pair up).

I will go over in a lot more details about everything in my full review, to be published in a day or so.

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So... balanced and nimble, as I posited? Love the fact it has a "1960," great cable (have it on my Zeus). How is the Odin doing on your AK? No hiss? And does it have transparency, as does the Zeus?

Thanks.
 
Aug 3, 2020 at 2:19 PM Post #22,613 of 34,159

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Yes! The Source AV recently joined the Empire Fam and they should be getting their Odin and Hero demos + stock soon. I've known @TSAVAlan for quite some time and trust they will represent us well in Cali.

Thank you very much for the tip! I called them already, should hear back from them hopefully tomorrow and I'll definitely be visiting them and hopefully have a good new personal audio patron whenever I'm visiting Cali. I've been looking for a dealer here for personal audio so this doesn't only check my Odin box but other ones too! Hopefully all goes well and they are a good shop/team.
 
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Yes but folks were using that conversion to spout out incorrect assumption of price in the US. Then using that to say it was going to be more than Jack stated it would be which was false.
So what?
 
Aug 3, 2020 at 2:25 PM Post #22,616 of 34,159

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Yes! The Source AV recently joined the Empire Fam and they should be getting their Odin and Hero demos + stock soon. I've known @TSAVAlan for quite some time and trust they will represent us well in Cali.
What up Jack! Tsav has been super tight with Empire Ears for years and Jack has always been a close friend!

We will be getting both the Odin and Hero soon for demo here in Southern California!
 
Aug 3, 2020 at 2:26 PM Post #22,617 of 34,159

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Can you clarify what is different with the Founder’s edition other than signatures. I didn’t pay close attention to that in the video. As long as the @twister6 review appeals to me, it would be great to have a special edition version. 😂

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I mean. It's annoying when people disregard the official statement and do a bunch of speculation based on their own severe lack of understanding of how international pricing and currency conversion work? I don't think that this is so hard to understand.
 
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This site is reporting there will be an EE sponsored tour for the Odin ...
 
Aug 3, 2020 at 2:28 PM Post #22,620 of 34,159

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Can you clarify what is different with the Founder’s edition other than signatures. I didn’t pay close attention to that in the video. As long as the @twister6 review appeals to me, it would be great to have a special edition version. 😂
So the Founders has the autographs on the box , Dean's autograph on the IEM, only 200 produced serialized and a serialized plate in the box. Did I miss anything?
 

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