Loaner: Soranik Bastille - Signature and Audiophile, Versailles

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  1. rhythmdevils

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    1) Bastille Signature
    2) Bastille Audiophile
    3) Versailles


    Bastille Signature

    $1299

    “An additional dynamic woofer and ‘roofless’ tweeter making it 5 drivers in total. All of them are tubeless/crossoverless hence no potential wasted”

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    Bastille Audiophile

    $1299

    “An additional dynamic woofer and ‘roofless’ tweeter making it 5 drivers in total. All of them are tubeless/crossoverless hence no potential wasted”

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    Versailles

    $1199

    “Full BAs, a configuration of 3 drivers including: 1x super tweeter, 1x tweeter, and 1x woofer. All in tubeless/crossoverless configuration making it the first of its kind.”

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    LOANER

    • Open to friends and contributors on a case by case basis
    • UPS/FEDEX only
    • Insure for $1900
    • 5-10 days per person (2 iem’s means you get more time)
    • Post impressions in my Soranik thread here
    • You can get all 6 Soranik’s iem’s at once if you prefer and you can get more time just let me know and these people will go first. insurance will be half the total cost of all iem’s
    • I will check with Soranik about Canada and EU so post if you are interested
    • Post your location if interested thank you
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    All 6 Soranik iem’s pre tour
    @scapeinator1 LA, CA
    @YMO FL (I just volunteered you :p)
    @shotgunshane FL


    @Tchoupitoulas NY
    @Stuff Jones DC
    @crenca NM
    @lcmusiclover OR
     
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  2. YMO

    YMO it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom

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    I'd love to listen to them, if possible, please. NY.
     
  4. rhythmdevils

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    Of course
     
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    I’d like to hear them all but I’m not at a point where I could do it now. I’ll be free to listen after a couple of weeks though.
     
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    Hmmmm ok well then more people sign up to hear all of them! :)
     
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    If people don’t, then I can do separately. The Versailles is the other I really want to hear.
     
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    I’ll make it happen either way. :)
     
  9. YMO

    YMO it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom

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    Put me next to last, and hold them on for a bit. Boom, problem solve for @shotgunshane.
     
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    @rhythmdevils, before I sign up would you say that the Bastille (one or both) have better (or same, or worse) sibilance then either the JVC ha fdx1 or CA Ara (which are about the same to my ears). From your review I think you would say the Bastille's are warmer overall than fdx1 or Ara I think.

    Now that I am jumping on the IEM bandwagon, I am realizing how much this sibilance is bothering me. Maybe it's my ear cannels however and any IEM for me is going to do this...

    edit: I forgot to tell you @YMO I have the AKM chips in my M6 Pro, not the Sabre's.
     
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    I haven’t heard the FDX1 because I know I wouldn’t be able to stand them. The Ara is super picky about fit and tips. Once I got the right fit it wasn’t sibilant for me but it still has a little brightness.

    none of the iem’s Soranik sent me have even a hint of brightness or peaks of any kind in the treble. They are extremely well tuned. I’m sure someone at Soranik is a perfectionist. The only one that could be harsh on some recordings is the Bastille Audiophile due to the intentional upper midrange bump but like I said it’s the most tastefully done upper midrange bump I think I’ve ever heard. Just a little added attention to certain frequencies ie female vocals but it’s just shy of really being harsh. That said it was a bit prickly on my toughest harshness test tracks. I think the vast majority of people would have no problem with even the Audiophile version. The Signature is super neutral just lacking a bit of body in the lower mids if I’m nit picking. Very flat (true flat not “revealing” aka bright “flat”).

    the Versailles and Bastille Signature should be heard if this is a concern to you. Or the Gaudio Nair or Andromeda 2020 or og Solaris.
     
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    Thanks for the detailed reply @rhythmdevils. Sign me up for the tour please!
     
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    No problem :piratemug:
     
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    Very interested in trying these. Your description makes me wonder which I will prefer. It’s actually awesome to be able to compare IEMs with signatures which are ‘close’ like these. A chance to educate myself about my own preferences.

    Plus, maybe I’ll find a new favorite!

    Is there a product page for these? Also, pic looks like 2-pin connectors, correct? Can you say what cable terminations might be included w/ the loaner?

    IBasso has turned me into a hybrid fan :)
     
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    Yes they are 2 pin connectors unfortunately but the stock cables are sooooooo nice. They all have 3.5mm connectors.

    Soranik is setting up a new website now. In the meantime I think you order on their Facebook page but I’m waiting for them to clear this up. And all SBAFers get a 20% discount. It will be made clear by the time this gets going.

    @crenca @lcmusiclover can you post your locations? I love ya but I can’t keep everyone’s location straight. :confused:
     
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    Could I participate in this loaner? I can listen to as many or as few makes sense depending on where I end up in the queue. I have participated in the loaner program before, and we can DM to discuss further if you would like.

    I'm located in Los Angeles.
     
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    cool maybe I can send you all 6 to help delay for Shotgunshane. I’ll start a possible “all six” mini pre-tour list.
     
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    Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast here — due west from Salem, 85 miles W-SW from Portland.
     
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    I love the Oregon coast! I grew up going to Rockaway Beach every summer. One of the few remaining funky un-hyped coastal towns. Best smoked salmon ever at Karla’s Smoke shack. And pepper jack Tillamook cheese yum.
     
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