Sponsor: PLUSSOUND, FatFreq, Effect Audio, Symphonium Audio
MOT: Elysian Acoustic Labs
- Apr 24, 2016
- Southern California
Enter KnØt IEM and Full SizeKnØt is Hapa Audio’s Tour de Force, our Top of the Line for design and aesthetics. Using the high quality we are known for throughout our designs, we managed to dramatically improve on sound and performance through geometry, in fact, the most advanced geometry we have ever implemented. Utilizing a new geometry that we specifically designed for a balanced signal, KnØt takes advantage of our understanding of field induction to drastically improve signal transmission. In order to achieve the incredibly complex geometry, we had to start from scratch and create a new method for making this cable. This feat required new tools that we designed and built ourselves that only improved upon our high degree of technical proficiency in handcrafting these pieces of art.
βeta-Sine (Balanced Sinusoidal Isolated Network)
It’s surprising what geometry can do. When utilized in our entire cable lineup, different geometries have garnered incredible sonic delights. Hapa Audio first utilized geometry to reject RFI and EMI in our breakthrough design of our Breathe RCA cable line up. The next logical progression was to apply the same concept to our headphone cable lineup utilizing our DCS geometry in our Dreddz/DreddKnot in order to create an incredibly vibrant and highly detailed performance. While DCSG showed what could be accomplished with the best quality parts and geometry, we knew we could take it to the next level.
Three dimensions + time:One must understand the design parameters we required in order to improve on our other geometries to understand the big picture. First, the design needed to be lightweight for user comfort and portability. Secondly, it needed to meet or exceed DCSG in noise rejection and signal transfer. Third, left and right channels inductive fields needed to be isolated from each other to reduce crosstalk. Finally, time domain for the signal arrival needed to exceed that of our previous designs.
β-Sine utilizes a sinusoidal geometry wherein 4 separate leads are woven in the shape of a sine wave that propagates on the interior of the cable for each channel divided into 4 per channel, 8 leads in total. This sinusoidal geometry allows for a constant distance between phase original pathway and phase inverted pathway through the length of the cable. This inductive interplay allows for an ideal transmission for a balanced signal, while simultaneously segregating the left channel from the right.
The result of this carefully crafted geometry is two-fold:
- A cable with the most accurate phase delivery of any cable on the market, a cable that is incredibly lightweight.
- A flexible cable that can be stretched significantly, taking the stress off the connectors and delicate Angel Hair litz we utilize in the design.
Musical JewelryKnØt is built using custom designed titanium beads proudly handcrafted by our bead artisan. Each KnØt IEM cable is unique in that the set of titanium beads were custom made for that cable and that cable alone. the amp end connector can accommodate plug types from 2.5 mm TRRS, 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS, and even Pentaconn 4.4mm options.
Easy on the eyes, easy on your equipment.Beta Sine geometry isn’t just about sonics, we utilizes high quality nylon silk which as a very high tensile strength while the geometry itself renders the cable flexible and even stretchy along its length. This stretch takes stress away from the delicate angel hair litz conductors as well as giving the user a bit of feedback from the cable if it snags on something preventing damage to your IEMs, equipment and of course the cable itself.
Complex design all to make your life more simpleWe’ve all experienced cable tangle messes. with KnØt IEM those issues are minimized. The main body of the cable is resistant to tangling and KnØt IEM Includes a leather (or vegan leather upon request) case that keeps both the cable and your IEMs safe in a gorgeous handmade hard magnetic clasp case. The case also has a loop that allows you to attach it to a bag, backpack, keychain and we highly suggest attaching a Tile or Apple Tag so your equipment can be easily located in your hectic life.
Conductor optionsWe are offering three different options for KnØt in order to help custom tune the sound quality to your taste. Copper, pure silver/copper hybrid, and pure silver. We make the distinction of pure silver in that we do not use plated silver in any application for signal transfer.
Whether you’re using a full sized 4 pin XLR or a portable format such as 4.4 mm Pentaconn connector, KnØt FS is crafted to accommodate every balanced option available. We have created two different termination geometries specifically to accommodate large and small barrels.
KnØt IEM can support any IEM, and any termination. Just ask!
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