Tubeless In-ear Audio: an industry-first technology featuring a tubeless system and the tia™drivers.
The tia™ Driver
The tia driver is an open balanced armature speaker design that brings new meaning to resolution and transparency. By opening a balanced armature, the diaphragm becomes fully unobstructed, unleashing the sound potential of the driver. This eliminates a lot of the vibrations and resonances that are inherent in conventional, closed balanced armature designs. With this new method of producing and delivering sound to the ear, conventional sound tubes and dampers are no longer necessary.
The tia™ Single bore Design
The single-bore design is a huge leap forward in eliminating unwanted tube resonance. The large bore itself serves as a sound-shaping chamber and aids the tia high driver in delivering a linear and coherent frequency response. Because of the extremely short sound path of the tia high driver, a remarkable high-frequency extension and smoothness is achieved. The large single bore also helps prevent clogging of the tip and obstruction of sound.
The tiaTM Acoustic Chambers
The tia acoustic chambers further shape the sound of the tia drivers. These chambers optimize driver performance by giving them their own space and tune the drivers without introducing unwanted resonances. Each driver is perfectly matched to its acoustic chamber just like a pair of speakers are tuned to a studio control room, delivering a three-dimensional soundstage unmatched by any other IEM.
Because of the length of most tubes used in earphone designs, sound that travels through them creates resonances and distortion, adding unnatural tones to the music. The resonances, which create peaks and valleys, produce a very uneven frequency response.
IEMs with tia™
By eliminating tubes and sound-altering dampers, the sound produced by the tia drivers is able to disperse freely and effortlessly, and travel to the ear in a more natural way. Sound produced in this manner has a larger depth and soundstage than the conventional system. The absence of sound restricting tubes yields an incredibly smooth and musical frequency response.
Models featuring tia™
The U12t with tia technology stands head and shoulders above the competition, offering a far superior listening experience with an immersive sound and impeccable spatial imaging.
The tia Trió Universal-Fit earphones are the perfect balance between reference quality sound and personal entertainment. Featuring a complete tia system, the Trió communicates a smooth and extended top-end complemented by perfectly placed mid frequencies, giving vocals and instruments a remarkably natural sound.
The universal-version of the famed A18t, the U18t is designed for the most discerning listeners, audiophiles, and musicians who are searching for the ultimate reference sound. Pairing up a massive collection of 8 low drivers and 8 mid drivers with the tia™ high and high-mid drivers, the U18t produces a balanced and detailed sound signature focused entirely on accuracy.
The 64 Audio tia FourtéTM is a first-of-its-kind universal-fit earphone that takes full advantage of the patent pending tia™ system and everything we’ve learned up to this point in designing world-class in-ear monitors. The earphones are machined out of a solid piece of aluminum for a durable yet elegant look with beautiful copper patina finish inlayed on the faceplates. Inside, proprietary tia open balanced armatures are expertly arranged to deliver rich, natural sound in a brand new way.