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Despite his retort, I'm sure you must have stung Wata a little with that comment.
Completely agree that first impressions are fairly pointless. I'll be interested to read how you feel about them when you have spent time listening.
Oh please, the shoes speak for themselves.
Please note that the Katana listening event has been moved to Affordable Audio's new store (1 minute walk from original location).
318 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
IKR!! Awesome treds! How does he do it? Genius!!
Some of us just have IT.
He worked in a bowling alley? (just teasing, Brannan)
I am waiting for the matching Noble Audio King Louie style shirt. We can be true fashionista's!
Oh man, I felt the Savant Wizard( that I owned for a year then sold) was lacking in sub-bass and over all impact/solidity. I am a bass head in the sense that I love high quality bass not quantity. I felt that the Savant had a nice presence in the mid-bass that didn't interfere with the lower mids but just didn't have that lightning fast kick to it.
So it saddens me to read that the Savanna has less bass impact then the Savant (1st gen).
I feel that the CA Nova has phenomenal bass quality and speed. Vocals are very holographic and never sibilant.The Savant can be slightly sibilant at times. Still, the treble is where the Savants come out ahead for me. The Savants 1st Gen have a nicely extended treble response with s soft roll off. The Novas have a more pronounced roll off (but less so when compared to the Cardas EM5813).
I am looking forward to more impressions of the Katana. I am particularly sensitive to peaky treble so I hope that the Katana is able to offer oodles of detail while avoiding the peaky treble presentation. My Campfire Audio Andromeda accomplishes detail without fatigue so it checks all the boxes for me even though it has a warmer tuning overall. I would only consider the Katana if it were found to be detailed while avoiding peaks in the bass or treble. Time will tell.....
The Savant is the Savant, there isn't a 2nd gen. It was not re-tuned along with the rest of the classic line.
Well, I personally feel that the aluminum shells(better dampening?) and longer nozzles could ultimately cause a small change in sound. I'll never know though as I don't think I'll be buying one again.
They sound better to me in the new shells. I am not such a fan of the older shells.
Savanna is not a bass head iem and hadn't been advertised as such. So I don't know why you would be looking at the Savanna. Dulce and Trident would be your best bets.
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The Savants and the Savannah are housed in an ABS plastic bottom, with aluminum caps.