After exhaustive testing in studios and stages around the world, our effort culminated in Vantage: a remarkably smooth in-ear monitor that reigns with supreme clarity across the entire frequency spectrum. The Vantage features a class-leading 4-way synX crossover network to maximize performance from the twin sequential W9 subwoofers and mid/high driver.
Smooth Bass Monster
The Vantage combines two terms previously believed impossible to be merged: 'audiophile' and 'enhanced bass'. With a primary focus on a smooth and tonally accurate signature, the Vantage is exceptionally suited for those that occasionally enjoy a guilty pleasure when it comes to bass. While its twin sequential W9 subwoofers are capable of producing a significant quantity of bass, it doesn't let the signature get the best of it; in terms of air, transparency, and separation, the Vantage stays true to the core audiophile principles, combining a warmer tuning with a high level of detail. For its bass might be a highlight, but it’s equally a smooth and musical treble that allows the slightly forward midrange to steal the show.
synX Crossover Technology
synX is a supercharged crossover design that designates more individual audio bands per driver than any other crossover technology currently in existence. By creating an ultra-wide, multi-channel highway our engineers can manipulate specific parts of the frequency range in order to precision craft the target response and eliminate any signs of phase incoherence between the drivers. synX is the industry’s most advanced IEM crossover technology with each model featuring its own uniquely designed synX network.
Hybrid Technology / Proprietary Drivers
After nearly 2 years of relentless R&D Empire is proud to announce the Weapon IX (W9), a proprietary 9mm rare-earth magnet subwoofer with the ability to deliver extreme output, accurate dynamics and sublime sound quality all at the same time. The Vantage also utilizes proprietary balanced armature drivers which are purpose built for a specific target response.
Bespoke Handcrafted Cables
Every Vantage in-ear monitor includes a bespoke, handcrafted Ares II cable by Effect Audio. The Ares II boasts a proprietary blend of 26 AWG UPOCC Litz copper with ultra-flexible insulation for maximum signal speed transmission, performance, and ergonomics. Each cable is terminated in an ultra durable 3.5mm, 24k Oyaide gold plated right angle plug.
- 3 Proprietary Drivers, Hybrid Design
2 W9 Subwoofers, 1 Mid-High
- Crossover Technology
- 5-Way synX Crossover System
- Tube Technology
- A.R.C. Resonance Mitigation Technology
- 16 ohms @ 1kHz
- Frequency Response
- 5 Hz - 40kHz
- 100dB @ 1kHz, 1mW
- 26AWG UPOCC Litz Copper Cable, Handcrafted by Effect Audio