April 19, 2021

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DUNU Announces EST 112 Latest Tribrid Quad-Driver IEM

DUNU EST112-4

I have been a fan and follower of DUNU since I bought the five-driver hybrid DUNU DK-3001 Pro last year from HiFiGo. It was really close to my heart not only because it was a fantastic IEM, but also because it was bought from kind of my first earning back in the day and also that IEM marked my entry into the mid-high tier of audiophilia. Honestly, I have grown a lot since then and so does DUNU as a brand. DUNU has just introduced their much-awaited IEM, the EST112. They were actually teasing the EST112 for the past few weeks, and also carried it to multiple Audio Shows this year.

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Unlike other hybrids that usually feature DD and BA drivers the EST112 is actually a tri-hybrid pair featuring a unique combination of DD+BA+EST drivers inside a single shell. It has a quad-driver configuration housing one powerful dynamic driver, one Knowles Balanced Armature driver, and two highly-resolving Sonion Electrostatic drivers. The pair has a price tag of 489.99$ it is close to my first DK-3001 Pro pricing and honestly, I am super interested to buy this one too. Let’s see if I can arrange funds for this one haha.

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Key Features:-

>Quad-Driver Tri-brid Setup:-

The DUNU EST112 features a quad-driver tribrid setup featuring one powerful DD unit, one high-performance custom-tuned Knowles BA driver, and two EST drivers from the house of Sonion. This is actually quite a unique configuration, the only other IEM that I know that features a similar configuration is the flagship from Kinera, Kinera Nanna.

>Large 13.5mm third-gen dynamic Woofer:-

The EST112 features a large 13.5mm dynamic driver that acts as the woofer in the configuration. It features a dual-sided beryllium coated thick diaphragm that has a fine texture. It provides an impactful, pounding bass response that shooks our soul with every single beat out there.

>Custom-tuned Knowles mid-high balanced armature driver unit:-

There’s a custom-tuned Knowles balanced armature driver that handles the mid-frequency response with the pair. Knowles is known for its high-quality balanced armature drivers usually found in mid-high tier IEMs. DUNU has been using its BA units in its hybrid for quite some time now.

>Two high-performance Sonion EST drivers:-

EST112 features two electrostatic tweeters from Sonion. They are highly-resolving and present the user with a superbly detailed sound output free from any kind of sibilance or harshness.

>All-new aluminum alloy body with stainless steel face panels:-

DUNU has designed the ear cavities in EST112 with utmost precision to provide a comfortable fit for most users. It is different from their usual rounded ear shells and has an ergonomic shape to them. The shells are made using a high-precision machining process with lightweight aluminum alloy material. A designer stainless steel faceplate is attached to the cavities improving the looks of the pair.

>SPC Litz cable with DUNU’s patented quick-switch module plug system:-

The EST 112 features a Silver-Plated Copper cable with DUNU’s patented Quick-Switch modular plug system. It allows easily switching the termination plug as per the user’s preference. Users get 3.5mm SE, 2.5mm Bal, and 4.4mm Bal termination plugs in the package. I actually loved this swappable termination plug system with my DK-3001 Pro too. DUNU includes such high-quality cables with almost all of his mid to high-tier IEMs.

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Technical Specs:-

>Frequency Response: 5Hz-40kHz.

>Sensitivity: 110dB.

>Impedance: 10 ohms.

>THD+N: <0.3%.

Price & Availability:-

The DUNU EST112 will be available on pre-order starting 27th March. Shipments will officially begin from 31st March. You can pre-order it either from DUNU’s official website or from online stores such as HiFiGo, and more.

News source:-

Hifigo.