Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!
Mar 3, 2022 at 7:35 PM Post #33,781 of 34,135

Dvl Kubo

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For those that follow Noble and know some of the journey:


Here she is,

Her Thai name is Jadenah (meaning on purpose), but her nickname is "Jade."

While living in China my wife and I created Jade, she was basically made in China. My wife being Thai, wanted to give birth in Thailand where she would feel more comfortable as she doesn't speak Mandarin Chinese.

So, we migrated back to Thailand where Jade was born & shortly after that, so was Noble.

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Almost 10 years have gone by, I am glad Jade came into my life as she was, and still is, the catalyst of many great experiences.
Thank you for sharing this Mr. Wizard hope all is well with you and your family
 
Mar 13, 2022 at 11:53 PM Post #33,782 of 34,135

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Interested in FokusPro, but wondering about fit. Have smallish ears, so trying to figure out if they would even be a possibility. Can wear some multi-driver IEMs well, such as LZ-A7, but think theyre on the smaller side for most hybrids.
Also, seeing some reports of connection issues. Most of the ones ive read seem to be with iphones (on Android if it matters, but do know the codecs are different).
Suppose any codec upgrades are not possible (such as LDAC)?
Any further info, suggestions and help is appreciated!
 
Mar 14, 2022 at 12:16 AM Post #33,783 of 34,135

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Interested in FokusPro, but wondering about fit. Have smallish ears, so trying to figure out if they would even be a possibility. Can wear some multi-driver IEMs well, such as LZ-A7, but think theyre on the smaller side for most hybrids.
Also, seeing some reports of connection issues. Most of the ones ive read seem to be with iphones (on Android if it matters, but do know the codecs are different).
Suppose any codec upgrades are not possible (such as LDAC)?
Any further info, suggestions and help is appreciated!
Hopefully you can find a place to demo them
 
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Holy cow do the Khan's pound! I just received them not knowing what to expect and plugged them into the Cayin C9/Mojo 2 and was greeted with life-like music. Bass that is just as deep as my best headphones, sound as spacious and airy as my D8K Pro's. I'm very impressed so far!

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Clearly they found a good home. We can thank the Wizard for making me a prestige version that allowed me to part with my Khans. Only makes it better that you like them so much.
 
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Has the Noble Audio 'Nodachi' (野太刀) been announced anywhere? I stumbled upon this this morning: https://www.nobleaudio.com/nodachi-12. Looks like it's an update to the Katana/K10-lineage, with maybe 12 drivers since the URL is 'nodachi-12'.


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Has the Noble Audio 'Nodachi' (野太刀) been announced anywhere? I stumbled upon this this morning: https://www.nobleaudio.com/nodachi-12. Looks like it's a 12 BA update to the Katana/K10-lineage, with maybe 12 drivers since the URL is 'nodachi-12'.



No! From what I've been able to discover, all I can say is keep your eyes peeled!

Also, the number may have nothing to do with the drivers. It's most likely the 12th version of that product posted to the back end of that site hence why it has the number.
 
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Nodachi will come in different styles it looks like.

And it’ll be available on 3.25.2022 for 7,130,000 Korean Won that’s roughly around 5,837USD.

Eletech’s Plato will be the default cable in 4.4.

8 BA (4 knowles, 4 Sonion) 4 Sonion EST
5 way crossover

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Source: https://sound-square.co.kr/116/?idx=348
 
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Has the Noble Audio 'Nodachi' (野太刀) been announced anywhere? I stumbled upon this this morning: https://www.nobleaudio.com/nodachi-12. Looks like it's an update to the Katana/K10-lineage, with maybe 12 drivers since the URL is 'nodachi-12'.



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The Nodachi is a continuation of the Katana. The Katana is/was a 9 driver BA, designed around the premise of speed and precision.

The Nodachi conceptionally is the same but more of a representation of capabilities that we have gained over the years.

The Nodachi has:

12 drivers per side

2 sub bass = sonion
2 mid bass = sonion
2 mid range = knowles
2 high = knowles
4 electrostatic high+ = Sonion

This is our first calibration with Sonion (BA) and I'm excited to be using the Sonion Sub Bass driver.

Also the Nodachi comes standard with the Eletech Plato 4.4mm cable.

Each Nodachi is a Prestige (Micarta). Each housing is made from a solid block of Micarta that undergoes the CNC process and is hand finished.

The Nodachi is/was a special calibration build for Korea & is currently only available through SoundSquare and their sales network.
 
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Mar 23, 2022 at 10:27 AM Post #33,792 of 34,135

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The Nodachi is a continuation of the Katana. The Katana is/was a 9 driver BA, designed around the premise of speed and precision.

The Nodachi conceptionally is the same but more of a representation of capabilities that we have gained over the years.

The Nodachi has:

12 drivers per side

2 sub bass = sonion
2 mid bass = sonion
2 mid range = knowles
2 high = knowles
4 electrostatic high+ = Sonion

This is our first calibration with Sonion (BA) and I'm excited to be using the Sonion Sub Bass driver.

Also the Nodachi comes standard with the Eletech Plato 4.4mm cable.

Each Nodachi is a Prestige (Micarta). Each housing is made from a solid block of Micarta that undergoes the CNC process and is hand finished.

The Nodachi is/was a special calibration build for Korea & is currently only available through SoundSquare and their sales network.
err are we gonna see a none Prestige model? i would like a nodachi to go along with my katana
 

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