Eidolic 2-pin ciem/iem (0.78mm)
- Newly designed barrel with deep engraved logo
- Threaded for top reliability
- Threaded channel indicator end-caps (red/gunmetal)
- Peek insulator with gold plated 0.78mm pins (standard pin size)
- Internally half-cut for easier soldering
- Excellent space inside to fit a little bigger gauges if needed
- Now comes with a bonus small ring for internal / rear strain relief
With 0.78mm pins, this model fits the vast majority of IEMs – past, present, and future – including extruded, recessed, angled, and flush sockets, with excellent ergonomics. There are some limited few exceptions such as UE TF10 and Spiral Ears Pro which require unique plugs. The 2 pin plugs are a great fit for your Noble, JH, UE, 1964Ears, and much more.
The connector barrel is made of media-blasted aluminum rod stock lathed to precise specifications, with a new gray deep engraved Eidolic logo and engraved ring on each barrel. The Eidolic Premier IEM/CIEM plug easily catches the eye with a gunmetal-gray motif.
Premier insulation: The Premier 2-pin connector retains the high-grade tellurium copper pins pioneered in the previous model, with newly improved solder contact cups that are easier to connect wires to. The connector features PEEK insulation – the same ultra high temperature insulator featured on LEMO and other medical and aerospace grade connectors. PEEK has excellent dielectric strength and superior heat resistance to Teflon — it will not break down during soldering, keeping the pins permanently locked in place. With the extreme thermal and electrical conductivity of the tellurium copper pins, PEEK insulation is a must.
Screw-on barrel for easy installation.
Reliable, durable gold plating: Gold is the most conductive surface plating that is also oxidation-resistant. It is plated as thick as dimensional specifications allow for maximum lifespan. A groove and rectangular front profile allows secure fit into various models of recessed sockets.
Improved dimensions and ease of assembly. These connectors offer a little more space inside the barrel compared to some other IEM connectors, allowing a variety of cables to fit and providing secure strain relief & protection of the solder joints inside. Just solder the worry-free heat-resistant contacts, thread on the barrel, then fill with hot glue for strain relief (or use supplied rubber ring). The pins are half-cut at the ends so the wire ends attach more easily. The nonconductive, anodized aluminum barrel will not short the solder contacts in the event that it is in contact with wires or solder joints. There is no tapering on the rear hole to maximize the amount of glue (and wire) that can fit inside, for improved reliability. These IEM plugs are faster and less tedious to assemble than any previous connector.
Please watch the above animation if you prefer a quick visual overview.
IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard)
The IACS rating is the metric used to describe a metals conductivity as compared to the standard of copper.
First take a look below at pure metals conductivity ratings.
(1) OCC Pure Silver - 107%
(2) OCC Copper - 103%
(3) Copper (common grade) - 100%
(4) Gold - 73%
Silver is the best there is, in pure form, period.
If you take a 1"x 1"x 1" cube of pure silver and compare its conductivity to an identical 1"x 1"x 1" cube of gold, the gold is considered 32-35% less conductive than the pure silver.
An alloy, by definition, is less pure than the original pure metals it is comprised of. Alloys are in existence largely for strength / hardness properties and are not meant for high end audio cables. When you alloy a metal, say gold with silver, you quickly decrease its purity and IACS rating. Even at just 1% gold alloyed with silver the IACS rating drops down well below plumbing grade copper. Alloys in the audio world came about purely as competition increased and there was desperation for new ways to try and market a cable to the uneducated masses.
Norne Audio will always utilize the purest form of a metal and will always use pure silver occ litz, pure copper occ litz, spc occ litz or mixes thereof. Our goal is the design that possesses the absolute top specifications of the highest possible quality.