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From Empire Ears
Hero is relentless fierce and unapologetic – a renunciation of rules, preconceptions, and everything that's expected from it. It represents a tour de force of Empire's expertise and craftsmanship, elevation musicality presentation to a level non-existent in its tier. With DNA source directly from Legend X and Zeus XIV, Hero reverse our past to emulate flagship levels of performance without the flagship admission.
The heart of a Hero is a propriety quad hybrid configuration comprised of proprietary triple balanced armatures and a next generation W9+ subwoofer. This staunch combination generates legendary bass response while delivering lush, intimate vocals, and supreme detail retrieval via a 4-ways synX crossover network backed by ARC resonance mitigation technology.
Hero's sophisticated design, proprietary technology, and extraordinary audio reproduction capibilities make it a class-dominating masterpiece.
Donning a monochromatic black on white theme, Hero features our exclusive “Black Tide” faceplate with the classic Empire wings spanned on the right and “HERO” on the left. “Black Tide” is proudly handmade in the USA.
At Empire Ears we believe that an extraordinary IEM requires an extraordinary cable. We’re proud to introduce Alpha-IV (A4); a premium handcrafted 4 core cable comprised of a proprietary 26AWG UPOCC Litz Copper with multi-size stranding. The advantage of multi-sized stranded design within the same encapsulations enables A4 to achieve distinct highs and details due to the signal transmission speed in thinner cable strands, while the thicker size cable strands deliver smoother bass and mids.
A4 features a durable, overmolded .78 2-pin connector offered with either a 3.5mm right angle or 2.5mm balanced termination and improves upon the previous cable design. 2.5mm to 4.4mm adapters are available.
- 1 Sub-bass/Bass Next Generation 9mm W9+ Subwoofer
- 1 Mid Proprietary Balanced Armature
- 1 Mid-High Proprietary Balanced Armature
- 1 High Proprietary Balanced Armature
- 6-way synX Crossover Network
- ARC - Chassis and Components treated with our Anti-Resonance Compound
- ALPHA-IV (A4) 26AWG UPOCC Copper Litz Cable
- 105 dB SPL @ 1kHz
- 5Hz - 40kHz Frequency Response
- 17.6 Ohms @ 1kHz Impedance
In the Box
- In Ear Monitor
- ALPHA-IV Cable
- Empire Pandora Case
- Empire Cleaning Cloth
- Empire Cleaning Tool
- Final Audio Type E Tips - SS, S, M, L, LL