Kinera has announced an update to the very first of its flagship multi-BA (8BA driver configuration per side) IEM Kinera Odin, the latest model is now called Kinera Imperial Odin. Odin has received a series of upgrades starting from new packaging to unique, hand-painted shells, better accessories in the package, a new imported acoustic tube design. While the first Odin was available for 799$, the latest one is priced at 849$.
Each earpiece of Kinera Imperial Odin features eight balanced armature drivers. Kinera has chosen 4 drivers from Sonion and 4 from Knowles. 33AJ007J/9 drivers are arranged in a 2×2 arrangement for mid and low-frequency response. The mid and high frequencies are produced by two Knowles 29689 drivers and two Knowles SWFK31736 are arranged for the high-frequency response. These drivers are arranged in a 4-way frequency crossover with 3-way channel distribution.
Kinera Imperial Odin has an acoustic cavity consisting of three high-density mirror material tubes with different lengths of 15mm, 12mm, and 8mm respectively. It is said that this helps in effectively reducing the distortion and sound overlapping issues caused by multiple drivers.
Kinera has bundled the latest Imperial Odin with a copper alloy and silver-plated mixed hybrid cable with a balanced 4.4mm termination. It features 0.78mm2-pin connectors. The package also includes a 4.4mm-2.5mm and a 4.4mm-3.5mm connection adapter.
Kinera Imperial Odin comes with a new set of custom-ear tips and a leather zipper carrying case. The package includes custom JH-FY009-B ear tips along with the regular Final Audio Type-E, custom foam, and custom RS-B45 ear tips.
Odin 1.0 was available in two different color options, Violet and Black with a sparkly gold-foil texture. Kinera has redesigned the ear cavities in the Imperial Odin with a unique hand-painted design on each unit. The pair features a premium black color shell with thunderous lightning hand-painted design. This thunder lightning design makes the pair look more familiar to ODIN, the Norse God. The Resin ear nozzle on the first Odin is also replaced by metallic nozzles in the new model.