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Aug 25, 2021 at 6:12 PM Post #2,671 of 3,284

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How is it ? Do you like how it scales and the tuning on your set?

It compliments Isa perfectly, I've already married the pair to be honest. Makes Isa that little bit sweeter and extends both ends. :)
 
Aug 26, 2021 at 5:06 PM Post #2,672 of 3,284

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Yup I'm in the middle of a week-long retreat for all our district administrators. We got to go whale watching today and I saw some dolphins in the wild:

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Orcas, huh? I know they are deadly, but I still hold a fondness for them, don't know why.
 
Aug 26, 2021 at 7:21 PM Post #2,673 of 3,284

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Orcas?? You seem to be a nice person, BUT....there are no Killer Whales in the pics. There are only dolphins doing their usual act.
 
Aug 26, 2021 at 7:25 PM Post #2,674 of 3,284

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Orcas?? You seem to be a nice person, BUT....there are no Killer Whales in the pics. There are only dolphins doing their usual act.
Extremely sorry, that was quite stupid of myself. He mentioned whale watching, I thought those were killer whales... didn't look closely enough..well, being awake for 19 hours does make one's mind go dull a bit...
 
Aug 26, 2021 at 7:29 PM Post #2,675 of 3,284

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A killer whale I saw from friend’s place in BC
 
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Nice pics. I have 2 does that go through my yard every morning.They look like yours.
 
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We actually did see Orcas too but they were way off in the distance.

In other news I have the RS10 on hand thanks to @Charlyro222 …I won’t get to give it any ear time until the weekend though.
 
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Did a brief comparison of the King of single driver IEMs, the Rhapsodio Eden, and the Isabelle today. On technicalities, timbre and tone, the Eden remains king, mid and sub bass to the Isabelle. More to come.
 
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:15 AM Post #2,682 of 3,284

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GS Audio’s Flagship SE12



Haven’t had a chance to graph the SE12 yet, but I am hearing more v-shaped tuning compared to the SE11. Generally I am not a big fan of the ‘ton of bass + ton of treble' approach to audio, which partially explains why I like the NM2+ more than the Bravado mkII for example, but these GS Audio sounds incredibly detailed and effortless so I might enjoy it as a low level listening device.




The low end extends well and offers up good impact. Bass weight lacks the DD’s physicality, but retains good pace and definition all the way down to 25-30Hz. Midrange detail and clarity are close to the SE11, but vocals seem to have slightly better air and a dimensional quality to them than the SE11. For the treble region, SE12 sounds a bit brighter and/or sharper. There might be a lower treble elevation akin to Tansio Mirai Spark somewhere between 6-7kHz. Upper treble extension is excellent, contributing to an airy and open sound with unconstrained dynamics. Separation is very good without seeming exaggerated. Layering and imaging are both quite good – instruments take on the proper distance and direction cues and there is decent air around each.

Initial impression of the SE12 is that it combines incredible clarity and resolution with tight, tastefully elevated bass and extended treble with plenty of energy. Will measure it tomorrow or a day after and start comparing it to the RS10.

Day 2



More I listen to the SE12, the more it grows on me. Now that I’ve been trying out different music genres outside of my usual classical library, it explains why it’s tuned this way. Additionally this must be one of the very best BA bass I’ve ever heard surpassing RS10 and Spark easily. Its attack is really crisp, clean, impactful with unusually natural decay and sustain. Coincidentally I noticed the SE12 is using the same Sonion 38series Accupass woofers as Oriolus Trailliis, but doubling up to a quad setup
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. Also interesting to see 4 x Knowles 33803 full range drivers to cover the presumably lower mids to lower treble regions then those electrets taking over the upper registry.


Traillii has 2 x woofers + 6 mid range BAs + 4 ESTs.

SE12: 4 x woofers + 4 full range BAs + 4 ESTs.

SE12 heading your way @Rockwell75

maybe @SBranson can compare the SE12 to his Traillii as well.
 
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Aug 27, 2021 at 3:35 AM Post #2,683 of 3,284

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SE12 heading your way @Rockwell75

maybe @SBranson can compare the SE12 to his Traillii as well.

Would be quite intrigued about the SE12 / Traillii comparison, although they no doubt have different tuning philosophies.

As always, thanks for sharing the love @tgx78
 
Aug 27, 2021 at 12:05 PM Post #2,684 of 3,284

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Aug 27, 2021 at 9:48 PM Post #2,685 of 3,284

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Would love to know how Isa compares to the Thummim :D
I like my Isabella, but they aren't in the same class, on frequency extremes and technicalities, the Thummim is ahead by a mile.
 

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