ANIMA – Custom-Fit IEM

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ANIMA

After year of extensive development it is finally here – groundbreaking construction available in custom-fit version.

 

*Please note that due to extreme complexity of ANIMAs internal structure it requires slightly more space in the shell then the other models.

Please send us your impressions before placing an order so we can make sure if  we will be able to craft ANIMA especially for you!

 

MAIN FEATURES

  • Nozzle with “Organic Horn Nozzle™” geometry
  • BADD™ Hybrid Low-End Technology
  • Thirteen drivers, tri-brid construction, six-way crossover:

one 7mm Titanium-Diaphragm DD for infra-sub frequencies

two BA for subwoofer frequencies,

two BA for low frequencies,

two BA (vented) for midrange,

two BA for high frequencies

four EST for ultra-high frequencies

  • Hand-finished acrylic shells with Bello Opal™ faceplates
  • Graphene-coated SPC cable (0.05mm*144strands), symmetrical (4.4mm)
  • Handcrafted genuine leather storage case

 

ACCESSORIES ATTACHED:

  • Handcrafted genuine leather storage case
  • Cotton pouch
  • 3.5mm adapter
  • 2.5mm adapter
  • Cleaning tool

ABOUT ANIMA

FACEPLATES
First extraordinary things that one would notice are Bello Opal faceplates. This material truly is the king among lab-grown opals. The extremely complex and precise manufacturing process gives it an awesome play of colour, impossible to find in any other material. Lab-grown opals are physically almost identical to natural opals, which is why they’ve gained such a reputation and can be found in masterpieces of jewellery around the world. Every piece is unique, with crystals of different shapes and sizes.

Spirit of Anima captured in ever-changing colour play.

THE NOZZLES
Another thing your sharp eyes will notice are the nozzles. They’re unlike any others. Think of them as crucial elements between the drivers and your eardrums, like a tiny room housing your speakers.

Let’s dive deeper into both of these aspects.

GEOMETRY
After dozens of simulations and prototypes, based on our VariBore™ technology, we finally came up with the Organic Horn Nozzle™. The gradual change in the shape ensures matching impedance and suppresses the resonances you get with traditional straight-tube models.

As the old saying goes: “Everything is in the details.”

THE MATERIAL
Unlikely it’s universal version the nozzles are crafted in acrylic. This might make highs slightly warmer but in many cases is balanced by statistically deeper insertion of custom nozzles.

Sorry… did we not mention the nozzles are precisely handcarved?

ORGANIC HORN NOZZLE
Look a little closer, and you’ll notice precisely selected areas where signals from different groups of drivers are added to the sound mixture.First come the ultra-high frequencies, provided by electrostatic drivers. Ultra-high frequencies pass through the nozzle in the shortest, most efficient way possible. The ultra-highs are joined by mid and high frequencies, dispersed precisely by the extraordinary horn geometry. Last but not least come the lows, sub-lows and infra-subs, delivering their powerful impact via the narrowest bore.

The magic is in the mix….

HYBRID LOW-END TECHNOLOGY
After long conversations with audiophiles worldwide and dozens of trials utilizing both balanced armature and dynamic drivers for low end, we came up with an idea: what if we took the punch and clarity of Balanced Armature subwoofers and perfectly combined them with the weight and low-end rumble produced by our 7mm Titanium-Diaphragm Dynamic Driver?Without a carefully designed crossover, it wouldn’t be possible to ensure the phase coherence that bridges these two technical worlds.
We called it BADD™ Hybrid Low-End Technology.

Can we call this a perfect match?

ULTRAHIGH TWEETER TECHNOLOGY
Electrostatic tweeters are animals that need to be properly tamed. We went with ultra-high quad drivers to ensure maximum output in the highest part of the spectrum, maintaining the lowest possible distortion. The remaining drivers are coupled with a high-impedance crossover section to make the ultra-high frequencies run in optimal conditions. That is why Anima would greatly appreciate DAP or DAC with a little bit more headroom than your average smartphone.

Everything beauty needs is time and space for it to happen…

THE CABLE
Very important element: the cable. We chose graphene-coated silver-plated copper cable with a hundred and forty-four strands to maintain smoothness, detail, and extraordinary staging. It demonstrated ideal synergy with the sound of the Anima. This handmade work of art was further customized with crushed Bello Opal particles by the amazing artists at @vikingweavecables.

Sound crafted in every aspect.

THE CROSSOVER
We mentioned the crossover. Developed from the ground up, extremely complex yet causing zero complications for the signal. Perfectly matching drivers in tribrid technology. The crossover precisely splits electrical audio signals to produce the most pleasant and coherent sound right where it meets your eardrum.

One 7mm Titanium-Diaphragm Dynamic Driver for infra-sub frequencies
Two Balanced Armature Drivers for subwoofer frequencies,
Two Balanced Armature Drivers for low frequencies,
Two Balanced Armature Drivers (vented) for midrange,
Two Balanced Armature Drivers for high frequencies
Four Electrostatic Drivers for ultra-high frequencies

Sometimes things must get very complicated. Only to become simple in the end.

THE MAKING
The extreme complexity of Anima required exceptional designing practices. This is where computer-aided design (CAD) and the state-of-the-art manufacturing process meet. Due to extreme complexity of internal structure we’re using combination of 3D printed subcomponents combined together manually to precisely fit every custom shell. Even the thinnest elements have to maintain their rigidity.  This is also why Anima comes in black only.

A fine example of a place where history meets the future.

Additional Information

Left Color

Piano Black (solid), Signature ANIMA

Right Color

Ice Clear, Platinum Grey, Mineral Grey, Sky Blue, Deep Blue, Victoria Red, Burgundy Red, Elizabeth Purple, Cola Brown, Lime Green, Grass Green, Amber Road, Arctic White (solid), Skin Tone (solid), Piano Black (solid), Glitter Red, Glitter Gold, Glitter Champagne, Premium Nebula, Premium Cosmic Swirl, Premium Marble White, Premium Marble Black, Premium Moon Dust, Premium Broken Mirror Holo, Signature Scarabeus, Signature Mermaid, Signature Genuine Coal Particles, Signature Aurora

Left Faceplate Base

None, Glitter Faceplate, Wooden Faceplate, Natural Mica Faceplate, Carbon Faceplate, Silver Carbon

Right Faceplate Base

None, Glitter Faceplate, Wooden Faceplate, Natural Mica Faceplate, Carbon Faceplate, Silver Carbon

Left Decorations

None, Lime Ears Metal Logo, Your Logo (Laser Engraved), Time Machine, Rhinestones

Right Decorations

None, Lime Ears Metal Logo, Your Logo (Laser Engraved), Time Machine, Rhinestones