NOBLE AUDIO INTRODUCES SAGE — THE MOST AFFORDABLE ROUTE TO PROPRIETARY NOBLE DRIVERS
15th November 2016, Santa Barbara, USA — Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist, has launched Sage, a new universal-fit IEM which represents the most affordable proprietary-driver IEM in Noble’s range (£549)
The new Sage from Noble Audio is a US-made multi-driver IEM (In Ear Monitor) which features the company’s new proprietary driver technology. Sage offers the performance benefits of Noble’s bespoke drive units, as seen in its flagship nine- and ten-driver models, Katana and Kaiser Encore, but with an entry-level price tag.
Sage is a two-driver design which sits squarely in the middle of Noble’s five-strong universal- fit Classic line. It directly replaces Savant, one of the Calfornian company’s most popular IEMs, but introduces a raft of key updates. Sage also manages to retain many of the musical hallmarks that popularised its predecessor.
Sage’s new balanced armature driver configuration delivers a more refined and capable sound than that of its forerunner. The vented bass port of the low frequency driver has been repositioned and the aperture increased. The result is increased low-end extension with greater texture, plus a slight lift in overall bass response. The proprietary balanced-armature drivers also bring increased clarity with greater imaging accuracy and enhanced spatial representation.
Sage retains the same aesthetic as its predecessor and features Noble’s updated universal form factor and geometry. Each piece features beautifully designed, US-made precision-machined aluminium housings, with each pair hand-assembled and matched in the US.
Sensitive enough for everyday use with smartphones, portable amps and DAPs (Digital Audio Players), Sage features a detachable cable with an industry standard 2-pin connection, allowing future upgrades from aftermarket cable specialists. Sage is available in universal-fit form only.
Further features include: a include a Pelican 1010 case (crush-proof carrying case); a black velvet soft pouch; 12 pairs of ear tips (four kinds in three sizes); two Noble Audio bands or amp bands; a cleaning tool; a Noble cable and an ownership card.
Notes for editors: Noble Audio Sage IEM
• New US-made model with two proprietary drive units per piece (ear)
• The most affordable proprietary-driver IEM in the Noble portfolio
• Updated form factor/geometry featuring precision-machined aluminium housings
• Sensitive enough for use with smartphones and portable audio devices
• Detachable cable with industry standard 2-pin configuration, so upgradeable
• Universal-fit: supplied with 12 pairs of ear tips (four kinds in three sizes)
Pricing, availability and images
Sage is available now priced at £549 from dealers or direct from nobleaudio.com