Custom In Ears - Zeus- XIV - Empire Ears
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Zeus XIV

$2,099.99

We challenged ourselves to build the most complex, technologically advanced, balanced armature in-ear monitor and what we’ve achieved is beyond what anyone could ever imagine, the world’s first 14 driver IEM.

Named after the god of the sky and the ruler of Olympus the Empire Zeus boasts unprecedented levels of engineering to produce extraordinary clarity, colossal levels of detail, and hallucinatory 3D imaging.

Once you hear the voice of Zeus, there’s no turning back.

The Zeus-XIV is an engineering marvel that was designed specifically to achieve new benchmarks in detail retrieval and resolution. Tuned for a more mid-centric signature, the Zeus-XIV has much more lush and full mids when compared to its R counterpart. Headroom is similar to that of a studio.
Designed and made for the most discerning musician, artist, engineer, and audiophile.

Estimated Build Time: 3 Weeks.
Rush orders are also available for $300 additional fee. Build time is 10 business days from the date order is approved.

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Description


14 Balanced Armature Drivers

Zeus-XIV boasts 14 proprietary balanced armature drivers, each individually tuned via our advanced crossover network in order to achieve maximum coherence and resolution. Each and every driver at Empire Ears is subject to strict quality control tests before we apply a patent-pending nano magnetic coating. This conformal coating not only resists moisture and other harmful contaminants but also optimizes performance by shielding each driver’s magnetic field to eliminate all interference.

Using only the most exceptional components the Zeus-XIV’s internals are individually wired and insulated with 7-strand, sapphire and gold, silver-plated copper Litz wires to eliminate acoustic feedback and further soldered with robust, ultra pure quad-eutectic for maximum conduction.



7-way Passive Crossover Network

The Zeus-XIV features a state-of-the-art, industry leading 7-way crossover system that is tuned specifically to magnify performance from every driver. Unlike other in-ear monitor companies, Empire Ears does not use filters or dampers to manipulate the frequency curve. That method of tuning forces the drivers to operate outside of its intended frequency range, often duplicating too many of the same frequencies from numerous drivers.

Our method of tuning allows the drivers to behave naturally as our crossover network is engineered to assign the proper frequencies and levels to the corresponding transducer. The end result is a crystal clear, full range frequency response that can be heard even at low volumes.



Quad Bore Design

The Zeus-XIV features 4 precision ported sound bore. Each bore is engineered and hand ported in-house to our exacting clearances in order to achieve optimum phase alignment, consistent performance, and the truest sound possible every time.



14 Balanced Armature Drivers

Advanced Transducer Design & Cutting Edge Components


Zeus-XIV boasts 14 proprietary balanced armature drivers, each individually tuned via our advanced crossover network in order to achieve maximum coherence and resolution. Each and every driver at Empire Ears is subject to strict quality control tests before we apply a patent-pending nano magnetic coating. This conformal coating not only resists moisture and other harmful contaminants but also optimizes performance by shielding each driver’s magnetic field to eliminate all interference.

Using only the most exceptional components the Zeus-XIV’s internals are individually wired and insulated with 7-strand, sapphire and gold, silver-plated copper Litz wires to eliminate acoustic feedback and further soldered with robust, ultra pure quad-eutectic for maximum conduction.


7-Way Passive Crossover Network

Avant-Garde Crossover Network


The Zeus-XIV features a state-of-the-art, industry leading 7-way crossover system that is tuned specifically to magnify performance from every driver. Unlike other in-ear monitor companies, Empire Ears does not use filters or dampers to manipulate the frequency curve. That method of tuning forces the drivers to operate outside of its intended frequency range, often duplicating too many of the same frequencies from numerous drivers. This means you’ll have to turn the volume up to hear what you want.

Our method of tuning allows the drivers to behave naturally as our crossover network is engineered to assign the proper frequencies and levels to the corresponding transducer. The end result is a crystal clear, full range frequency response that can be heard even at low volumes.


Quad Bore Design

Precision Ported Sound Bore


The Zeus-XIV features 4 precision ported sound bores with a designated bore for highs, mids, mid-highs, and lows. Each bore is engineered and hand ported in-house to our exacting clearances in order to achieve optimum phase alignment, consistent performance, and the truest sound possible every time.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 10Hz – 20Khz
IMPEDANCE: 21Ω @ 1 kHz
INPUT SENSITIVITY: 119dB @ 1mw
NOISE ISOLATION: -28 dB +/- 2
INPUT CONNECTOR: 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Gold Plated Jack
WARRANTY: 2-years

Handcrafted
Art


The secret to every Empire Ears in-ear monitor is the craftsmanship behind it. Each set is handmade by experienced craftsmen who take pride in producing impeccable products from only the finest and highest quality materials.

Advanced
UV Materials


We concentrate on the best materials so that you can enjoy the quality behind every Empire Ears product. All of our in-ear monitors are handcrafted from the finest, hypoallergenic UV acrylic. Each set is individually nitrogen treated and built with thicker-than-competition sidewalls for maximum construction strength without the additional weight.

Proudly Made
In the USA


Empire Ears has long prided itself for home-grown craftsmanship, with artisans donning lab coats and honing years of OEM factory experience before being entrusted to handle the Empire lineage. While several of our competitors have taken their manufacturing overseas we’ve remained true to our USA roots to not only provide jobs to our local community but to ensure that quality is never compromised.

Every Empire Ears in-ear monitor is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in Buford, Georgia USA.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX


We offer a variety of items included at no additional charge in each order


  • In-Ear Monitor
  • Empire Aegis case
  • Empire dust bag
  • Empire IEM pouch
  • Empire cleaning cloth
  • Cleaning tool
  • Quick Start User Guide

Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 8 x 6 x 3 in