So looks like Ken Ball at Campfire Audio has yet another trick/IEM up his sleeve - with the not-yet-released "SOLARIS". While there's already a Solaris in the HP world (the Audio Valve Solaris - http://www.audiovalve.info/to/solaris.php) I don't think anyone will get these pieces of ear jewelry confused with a ~$5K headphone amp. The below teaser is from the upcoming Tokyo Headphone Festival show in a few weeks, October 27th and 28th 2018. In fact the web-page for the show even has the above image as its background, and it's currently the first picture a bit down the page. Pretty prime placement! Ken also has a teaser of his own at his Campfire Audio website: https://campfireaudio.com/solaris/. No details, just the date of 10/26/2018. So I'm using incredible logic to guess that Ken's launching these on the second day of the Tokyo show. I reached out to Ken about the Solaris and while he's understandably staying tight-lipped about them before the apparent launch, he did mention that he's been working on them for around two years and they should "be a new bar" for CFA. If that includes eclipsing the Andromeda (pardon the pun) then color me curious. The Solaris case looks very well finished, with the metal parts appearing to be milled on a high-end CNC machine to get that level of detail. The grill on the port is also interesting, and different from any of other of CFAs IEMs that I've seen. However, they also look pretty darn big/deep! I wonder how far they'll stick out? I've just gotten used to the Equinox and how they're flush with the outside of your ear, versus my K10s that used to stick out quite a ways. That appears to be a lot of space to fit drivers into, and wonder if the Solaris will go the BA path of the Andromeda or the DD path of the Equinox/Atlas/Vega? On the critical side, I could see some at risk of experiencing "CNPF" (that's "Continuous New Product Fatigue") from Campfire. The Equinox was just announced a few months ago, and the Atlas & Comet a few months before that. Great to see Ken pushing the envelope in new product design and release, but that's a lot of new IEMs (and one CIEM) within a 6 month period, and the pace of releases was already pretty high for the past year or two as well. Wonder what else might be in the pipeline, or if Mr. Ball is going to take a breather after this one? Eager to hear the news coming out of Tokyo in a few weeks (any Friends going to the show?) and then hopefully get my own ears on them sometime soon.