The Oracle was the Mecca for audiophiles and audio engineers requiring perfect tonal accuracy and precision.
The original THIEAUDIO Oracle was a benchmark in tuning when it came to mimicking the tonal balance of professional studio monitors. With its absolutely flat and neutral midrange, near perfect treble curvature that compensates for the acoustics of the human ear canal, and a dedicated sub-bass woofer, the Oracle stood as one of the few, if not only, in-ear monitors that could be described as truly a reference monitor.
The Oracle MKII features tribrid speaker technology, integrating an all new 10mm liquid crystal polymer (LCP) dynamic driver, 2 Knowles balanced armature drivers, and 2 Sonion electrostatic (EST) ultra-treble tweeters. These five drivers are integrated using a three-way crossover, in which the frequency range of each driver is divided according to their best specifications. Our passive crossover solution minimizes the total harmonic distortion (THD), ensures the best performance from each driver type, and maximizes the clarity of every note across the whole frequency spectrum.
While the original Oracle featured a minimal sub-bass response, we wanted to enhance the punchiness and impact of the sub-bass while maintaining the Oracle-esque neutral midrange. The Oracle MKII has been fitted with a new 10mm LCP dynamic driver. The LCP diaphragm has a much stronger surface tension compared to the previous generation of polycarbonate diaphragms utilized in the original Oracle. This translates to faster driver speed, allowing for increases in the power of the sub-bass, while preventing bleed into the lows and mids. Through improvements in the sub-bass woofer, the Oracle MKII benefits from 62.5% increase in the core sub-bass frequencies (measured at 60Hz) - all while having a neutral midrange in the 200Hz~1kHz band.
The soul of the Oracle is monitor-capability. The Oracle MKII stays faithful to this foundation by retaining its near ruler-flat midrange in the 200Hz~1kHz frequency region. Most in-ear monitors add color to the sound by failing to properly crossover the bass and mid-treble drivers, resulting in a bloated and muddy midrange.