THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII

THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII

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2DD+6BA+2EST Flagship IEM

  • THIEAUDIO IMPACT2 Bass System
  • Upgraded Sonion and Knowles Drivers
  • Enhanced Ultra-Treble Output
  • Balanced Tonal Signature
  • Custom shell and faceplate designs available (3-4 weeks wait time)
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THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII

Vendor: THIEAUDIO

THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII

$999.00

Vendor: THIEAUDIO

THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII

$999.00

Introducing IMPACT2

The IMPACT2 (“Impact Squared”) is THIEAUDIO’s latest technological innovation to change the personalized audio industry. IMPACT2 is a new subwoofer solution consisting of two 10mm composite diaphragm drivers arranged in an isobaric design. The addition of another 10mm subwoofer significantly enhances the power and texture of the bass, while our in-house isobaric chamber design keeps the frequency and pressure constant. This means you can enjoy better quality bass without sacrificing tonal integrity.

Monarch, Pushing beyond the Pinnacle

At their times, the original Monarch and the Monarch MKII set new standards for best-in-class performance in the global IEM industry. Not only did it redefine the price-to-performance bracket, but it forever changed how IEM manufacturers engineer and tune IEM’s. Keeping with the times, the Monarch has undergone another revision to revamp its technical and tonal performance.

With updated drivers, tuning strategies, and significantly improved ergonomics, the Monarch MKIII offers the legendary performance of the MKII with enhanced technicalities and comfort.

Enhanced Ultra-Treble Output

The Monarch MKIII has been updated with Sonion’s latest electrostatic (EST) drivers and re-tuned to better exhibit these drivers’ full potentials. Thanks to our new tuning strategy, the ultra-treble frequencies at +15kHz to 20kHz have been increased for a more comprehensive upper frequency extension. Compared to its predecessor, the Monarch MKIII will have a greater sense of staging, atmosphere, and an overall enhancement in perceived resolution thanks to the treble extension.

Balanced Tonal Signature

At the core of the Monarch MKIII is THIEAUDIO’s commitment to tonal excellence. The Monarch MKIII retains a studio-monitor like tonal signature with a focused sub-bass impact for a clean, natural, and detailed sound. Engineered with a true 4-way crossover with 9 separate passive components, the Monarch MKIII stays true to its tonal legacy. Thanks to IMPACT2 , the subbass is punchier, but the mids from 200Hz to 800Hz retain their ruler-flat neutrality. This tonality of the mids mimics the true sound of studio monitors used in recording studios to deliver accurate audio reproduction.

Furthermore, compared to its predecessors, the Monarch MKIII mids have been revamped with a new tuning strategy, which better separates respective driver ranges to maximize output while minimizing the total harmonic distortion. This means the mids on the MKIII will sound higher in resolution while retaining the same monitor-esque tonality. The treble has also been slightly re-tuned to offer more coherency throughout the region, as well as little more clarity and definition. This slight tonal modification better mixes with the renewed ultra-treble response, providing a more crisp sound signature.

Medical Grade Resin Housing

Each Monarch MKIII unit is individually handmade by our dedicated engineers. The housing is constructed from 3D-printed medical-grade resin, which is safe on the skin and durable. Additionally, each faceplate of the Monarch MKIII is individually decorated and coated, presenting a truly bespoke experience.

Upgraded Modular Cable

The Monarch MKIII has been upgraded with Thieaudio’s latest modular cable. The upgraded cable is composed of thicker 22AWG 6N OCC silver-plated and graphene silver-plated composite wires. This upgrade in cable materials provides a little more clarity and refinement compared to the previous generation of Thieaudio’s modular cables. With three separate interchangeable plugs at 3.5mm single, 4.4mm balanced, and 2.5mm balanced terminations, you can easily pair the Monarch MKIII with any device, without changing cables.

technical specifications
Drivers
Sonion EST, Knowles DWFK 31785 (x2), Sonio 28UAP (x1), IMPACT2 (2 x 10mm Composite DD)
Crossover
4-Way Passive Crossover with 4 Sound Bores.
Sensitivity
99dB @ 1kHz (+/- 1dB)
Impedance
20Ω
Frequency response
20Hz-40kHz
Cable Details
1.2 meter 22AWG 6N OCC Silver-Plated and Graphene Silver-Plated Cable
Cable Termination
Modular Termination with 2.5mm,3.5mm,4.4mm Interchangeable plugs
Package Content
  • Monarch MKIII In-Ear Monitors
  • 3.5mm silver-plated earphone cable * 1
  • 22AWG 6N OCC Silver-Plated and Graphene Silver-Plated Cable With Modular System
  • 3 Pairs of Silicone Ear-tips
  • 3 Pairs of Foam Ear-tips
  • Carrying Case

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