THIEAUDIO ELIXIR UNIVERSAL IN EAR
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Nearly half a year ago, THIEAUDIO managed to please the crowd with their widely desired earphones, such as the THIEAUDIO Monarch MKII and THIEAUDIO V16 Divinity. Today, they are back with a new gospel for audiophiles - THIEAUDIO Elixir. Yes, the sleeping lion is about to wake.

THIEAUDIO Elixir uses a newly developed 3D Velocity Transducer diaphragm dynamic driver, and its chamber has been specially tuned to match the new unit to ensure the best possible acoustic performance. Will the Elixir's natural and balanced tuning be on your radar? There is only one way to find out...

Estimated launch date: End of April, 2022
Retail price: TBA

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DD sounds cool , hope it's in the $200 range
Yes, that’s the price I’m guessing, $200 or under? But only a guess.
 
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Guessing if they are using the Monarch and Divinity in their marketing launch (both c. $1k and above) then this new model might not be in the budget arena...
 
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THIEAUDIO


THIEAUDIO Elixir


3-Dimensional Velocity Transducer Diaphragm Dynamic Driver IEMs


  • Stronger Pole Magnets and a Completely Copper Voice Coil Actuator
  • Handcrafted From Precision Printed and CNC Components
  • High Quality Litz Cable
  • Balanced and Natural Tonality
  • Best Possible Acoustic Performance

$209.00 USD


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A MATURE SOUND

The Elixir project aims to achieve one principal goal - capture the spirit and emotion of the sound while maintaining a natural tonality that stays true to the recording. The latest driver innovations and acoustic engineering strategies have made possible incredible audio resolution that resonates with an analog texture unique only to the playback from the Elixir. Intended more for luxurious listening sessions rather than stage performances, the Elixir is the audiophile’s dream of a personal vintage sound system.

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3-DIMENSIONAL VELOCITY TRANSDUCER

The soul of the Elixir lies within its newly developed 3-Dimensional Velocity Transducer. A completely innovative driver unique from traditional dynamic drivers, the 3D Velocity Transducer diaphragm is composed of beryllium-coated interweaving layers of multi-walled carbon nanotube sheets, which creates an extremely dense and rigid membrane capable of higher tensions and resulting in more responsiveness.

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The internal structure of the driver is also novel, utilizing stronger pole magnets and a completely copper voice coil actuator, unlike traditional aluminum ones used in most dynamic driver assemblies.

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These features create an extremely enhanced level of audio resolution that transparently reveal the detailed nuances within each note. Moreover, these uncompromising driver components relay a texture within the sound that is completely unique in typical in-ear headphones, which can only be described as vintage and analog.

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BALANCED AND NATURAL TONALITY

The Elixir has been meticulously tuned to deliver a natural and balanced sound that is free of any harsh abnormalities or lacking at any frequency interval. This meant the treble had to be detailed and resolving, without introducing any resemblance of piercing or shrill metallic timbre. Following the now well-established natural decay curvature found in all of THIEAUDIO’s signature series in-ear monitors, the Elixir’s upper frequencies deliver a smooth yet precise relay of every miniscule detail in the music.

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Oftentimes in in-ear headphones, the sense of audio resolution is simply a derivative of treble resonance. With the 3D Velocity Transducer utilized in the Elixir, realistic high-definition audio is a textural quality found at every frequency range. The bass and midrange had to be tuned in a manner that highlights this feature. Rather than a hard “V”-shaped tuning profile used in most in-ear devices, the Elixir’s mids have been carefully adjusted to be balanced and neutral, with the slightest touch of warmth that elevates the sense of a vintage and lush sound.
The extremely rigid structure of this new diaphragm achieves incredible punctuality in the sub-bass. The bass has been focused to powerfully kick in when required, but not disturb the natural tonality of the overall sound signature, especially when the music doesn’t call for it. This means that you’ll get all of the impactful thump in your hip-hop and EDM tracks, while still being able to enjoy your soft acoustic and classical pieces without any muddying in the sound.

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HANDCRAFTED CARE, QUALITY THAT LASTS

Each Elixir unit is handcrafted from precision printed and CNC components. The acoustic chamber housing the 3D Velocity Transducer was carefully engineered to produce the required tonal signature, and each driver unit is manually tested and pair-matched before being hand-assembled. The beautiful anodized aluminum bezel ensures the color won't chip or fade off even with time.
The faceplate is milled from a limited quantity of solid genuine burl wood block, which is coated before being embedded within the aluminum bezel. The final assembly undergoes a round of manual quality assurance inspection, consisting of both acoustic measurements as well as physical hardware inspections, before being packaged.

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26AWG HIGH QUALITY LITZ CABLE

The Elixir comes with a high quality 2 core of 92 wires 0.06mm Single-Crystal Copper and 24 wires 0.06mm Silver-Plated OCC Copper Litz upgrade cable. This stock cable has a 3.5mm single-ended cable termination. Additionally, having the 0.78mm 2-pin connectors means that the cable can be detached and changed to fit your needs. Hand paired specifically for the Elixir, the stock cable perfectly complements the aesthetic and sonic pleasures of the IEM.
 
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I thought the Elixir was gonna be a flagship DD IEM costing around 700 bucks.

209 puts the Elixir on Timeless territory.
 
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I thought the Elixir was gonna be a flagship DD IEM costing around 700 bucks.

209 puts the Elixir on Timeless territory.
It’s THIEAUDIO’s very first pure DD. Also it’s all new driver technology. Hopefully it will be a way to (maybe) make a single dynamic driver tone interesting, without using planar. Price doesn’t matter now in a way, due to crazy advances and new ideas.

Let’s see!
 
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Well, they're saying all about "vintage, analogue sound".

They either mean a tube amp or a crappy communist radio made in Czech Republic sold for 21 thousand zł due to how prices were in the Polish People's Republic.

Either way, it might mean they have timbre issues or that it has small distortion like a tube amp. The latter would be interesting but I ain't gonna bet on this.


When you have the chance to test it, @Redcarmoose could you test their soundstage and details especially? I'm on a cliff deciding which IEM to upgrade to and the most likely ones are Shuoer S12, Blessing 2 Dusk and Moondrop Variations, so any comparisons to these would be greatly appreciated <3
 
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Well, they're saying all about "vintage, analogue sound".

They either mean a tube amp or a crappy communist radio made in Czech Republic sold for 21 thousand zł due to how prices were in the Polish People's Republic.

Either way, it might mean they have timbre issues or that it has small distortion like a tube amp. The latter would be interesting but I ain't gonna bet on this.


When you have the chance to test it, @Redcarmoose could you test their soundstage and details especially? I'm on a cliff deciding which IEM to upgrade to and the most likely ones are Shuoer S12, Blessing 2 Dusk and Moondrop Variations, so any comparisons to these would be greatly appreciated <3
Right, I am suspicious of how true the written text is on introductions always. None of any of that goes away until I actually hear the IEM. It may be close to reality or not.

They are basically sayings the Elixir is smooth, natural and slightly warm............not thin and critical........romantic sounding maybe? Lol

The other thing they are trying to explain is their goal in development and in a way they do need a path or walkway to travel down. If they reach their destination is another story. It’s a question always of how pertinent the end results are as there are realities beyond subjectivity. Meaning the Elixir, to be profound...............needs to address the mainstream values. It’s an amazingly populated price point!

I have them arriving any moment. Unfortunately I have never heard the S12, Blessing 2 Dusk or Moondrop Variations.......so comparisons will be to stuff I have. I will attempt to objectively test for soundstage and detail for you.
 
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I have yet to buy a Thieaudio IEM, but I can't see myself buying this simply because of it's shape. All other Thieaudio IEMs have been semi custom so why make this a different shape? It won't sit well in my ears.
 

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