INTRODUCING


The Ultimate.

The Ultimate.


STORM, short for Subtonic Opus Reference Monitor, is designed with a simple goal in mind: to emulate a studio main monitor experience in an in-ear monitor. STORM features deep reaching yet clean bass that emulates room gain and features an incredibly accurate and detailed midrange complete with breathtaking treble reproduction.

STORM, short for Subtonic Opus Reference Monitor, is designed with a simple goal in mind: to emulate a studio main monitor experience in an in-ear monitor. STORM features deep reaching yet clean bass that emulates room gain and features an incredibly accurate and detailed midrange complete with breathtaking treble reproduction.

Portable, high-fidelity music has never been better.

Portable, high-fidelity music has never been better.


The

Story

The

Story

The

Story

The

Beginnings

The

Beginnings


Paradigm shifts. generational leaps.


The Subtonic way

Revolutionize, not iterate.

That was the philosophy we set out with. It is easy to get stuck in the perspective of the portable audio space, to simply want to make an earphone that is just better than the last. Instead, we wanted to aim bigger, to set a new paradigm entirely. We set out with the requirement of the final creation being a generational leap over anything in the market in terms of performance.

Defining a goal.

Blank slates. Infinite possibilities.

Lofty ideals are useless without defined targets. To create the ultimate we needed target worthy of our ambition. Since this model was intended to embody the preference of one of our founders, Cornelius, who many of you probably know as Toranku, we took his preference of the reference studio monitor sound to its ultimate conclusion. We set the speaker experience, specifically the studio main monitor experience, as our target.

The

Objective

What is a main monitor?

What is a main monitor?

Main monitors are the cost no object ultimate of the professional audio world.

Main monitors are the cost no object ultimate of the professional audio world.

They are the largest monitors used in a professional studio setting and their job is to provide a full range sound and grand sense of scale that smaller speakers are unable to due to size, driver capability or cost constraints.

They are the largest monitors used in a professional studio setting and their job is to provide a full range sound and grand sense of scale that smaller speakers are unable to due to size, driver capability or cost constraints.


An Ambitious Goal. An Undertaking Worthwhile.


Why emulate a main monitor?

Why emulate a main monitor?

Why emulate a main monitor?

Full range presentation.

Tremendous linear extension.

Absolute tonal precision.

Transcendental transparency.

All basics for the best main monitors. With eye-watering costs comes performance to match. Main monitors offer the very best performance in pro audio.

The very best of professional audio playback.

The very best of professional audio playback. 

The very best of professional audio playback.

Unparalleled Performance.

Full range presentation.

Tremendous linear extension.

Absolute tonal precision.

Transcendental transparency.

 All basics for the best main monitors. With eye-watering costs comes performance to match. Main monitors offer the very best performance in pro audio.

The very best of professional audio playback.

The very best of professional audio playback.

Immensely Immersive. Mellifluous Musicality.

Immensely Immersive. Mellifluous Musicality.

Immersive and musical.

That is the presentation of main monitors and one that differs greatly from the typical studio monitor. A presentation that, in fact, converges towards the experience of a large HiFi speaker, yet without the coloration often present in HiFi speakers, allowing for exceptional versatility.

It is this experience which our team believes to be one of the ultimate experiences in all of audio.

Unparalleled Performance.

Immensely Immersive. Mellifluous Musicality.

Unparalleled Performance.

 

Immersive and musical.

That is the presentation of main monitors and one that differs greatly from the typical studio monitor. A presentation that, in fact, converges towards the experience of a large HiFi speaker, yet without the coloration often present in HiFi speakers, allowing for exceptional versatility.

It is this experience which our team believes to be one of the ultimate experiences in all of audio.


Versatility. Grandeur. Musicality.

This is the ultimate we set out to capture in an IEM.


We prove that wrong.

Here's how.

Here's

how.


THE MOST ADVANCED IEM. BAR NONE.


STORM adapts many of the extreme design concepts from main monitors.

The conventional IEM designing methods of basic 3 or 4-way crossovers and relying on brute force stacking of drivers simply would not suffice for our objectives.

Intentional and elegant. That is the design philosophy behind STORM.

We refuse to stack drivers to bolster driver count or use multiple different driver types if it serves no purpose. Instead each of the 9 drivers used in STORM are there out of absolute necessity, carefully selected for their unique characteristics which we thoughtfully implement to achieve our objective, to create the ultimate portable listening experience.

7BA. 2EST. Novel proprietary technologies. True 7-way. Maximum efficiency.

Featuring 7 Balanced Armature (BA) Drivers and 2 Electrostatic (EST) Drivers implemented with absolute efficiency in an incredibly complex true 7-way crossover, STORM utilizes a myriad of novel proprietary technologies to maximize the performance of every component.

STORM adapts many of the extreme design concepts from main monitors.

The conventional IEM designing methods of basic 3 or 4-way crossovers and relying on brute force stacking of drivers simply would not suffice for our objectives. 

Intentional and elegant. That is the design philosophy behind STORM.

We refuse to stack drivers to bolster driver count or use multiple different driver types if it serves no purpose. Instead each of the 9 drivers used in STORM are there out of absolute necessity, carefully selected for their unique characteristics which we thoughtfully implement to achieve our objective, to create the ultimate portable listening experience.

7BA. 2EST. Novel proprietary technologies. True 7-way. Maximum efficiency.

Featuring 7 Balanced Armature (BA) Drivers and 2 Electrostatic (EST) Drivers implemented with absolute efficiency in an incredibly complex true 7-way crossover, STORM utilizes a myriad of novel proprietary technologies to maximize the performance of every component.

STORM represents the ultimate in IEM technology and tuning.


STORM represents the ultimate in IEM technology and tuning.

The

Result

The

Result

The greatest performance in an IEM yet

Expect the greatest performance in an IEM yet

The greatest performance in an IEM yet

featuring

featuring

Expect the greatest performance in an IEM yet

featuring

Reference class tonality

through developing and following the Subtonic house curve.

featuring

Reference class tonality

through developing and following the Subtonic house curve

Dramatically improved treble and bass extension over the industry norm.

Dramatically improved treble and bass extension

over the industry norm.

Expect the greatest performance in an IEM yet

Reference class tonality

through developing and following the Subtonic house curve

featuring

Reference class tonality

through developing and following the Subtonic house curve

Dramatically improved treble and bass extension

over the industry norm.

Dramatically improved treble and bass extension

over the industry norm.

Reference class tonality

through developing and following the Subtonic house curve.

Reference class tonality

through developing and following the Subtonic house curve

Dramatically improved treble and bass extension

over the industry norm.

Class leading transparency

via a filterless upper register acoustic design.

Exceptional resolution and sense of scale

by-means-of an industry leading true 7-way crossover design.

Exceptional resolution and separation by-means-of an industry leading true 7-way crossover design.

Class leading transparency

via a filterless upper register acoustic design.

Breathtaking effortless speed

made possible by an advanced tweeter array.

Tremendous dynamics and speaker-like scale resulting from a precision tuned, proprietary split woofer.

Tremendous dynamics and speaker-like scale resulting from a precision tuned, proprietary split woofer.

Breathtaking effortless speed

made possible by an advanced tweeter array.

Tremendous dynamics and speaker-like scale resulting from a precision tuned, proprietary split woofer.

Tremendous dynamics and speaker-like scale resulting from a precision tuned, proprietary split woofer.

Exceptional resolution and separation 

by-means-of an industry leading true 7-way crossover design.

Class leading transparency

via a filterless upper register acoustic design.

Class leading transparency

via a filterless upper register acoustic design.

Breathtaking effortless speed

made possible by an advanced tweeter array.

Reference class tonality

through developing and following the Subtonic house curve

Tremendous dynamics and speaker-like scale

resulting from a precision tuned, proprietary split woofer.

Breathtaking effortless speed

made possible by an advanced tweeter array.

The first IEM of its complexity.

The first IEM of its complexity.

The first IEM of its complexity.


STORM has overcome the conventional limitations of IEMs to deliver the ultimate speaker-like experience in an IEM, allowing it to be recreated anytime, anywhere.

STORM has overcome the conventional limitations of IEMs to deliver the ultimate speaker-like experience in an IEM, allowing it to be recreated anytime, anywhere.

Ultimate Performance. Anytime, Anywhere.

Ultimate Performance.

Anytime, Anywhere.

Ultimate Performance.

Anytime, Anywhere.


BE ready to be impressed.



The perfect storm of innovation.


Key

Technologies.

Key

Technologies.

Filtered Linear Attenuation Tuning

Filtered Linear Attenuation Tuning (FLAT) technology eliminates impedance mismatch, ensuring that you listen to the same unimpeded sound regardless of the device you are using.

Subtonic Splitwave Technology

Subtonic Splitwave Technology (SST) is a proprietary method of decoupling dual driver units while maintaining phase coherency. SST allows for an unprecedented level of tuning accuracy, allowing us to achieve Subtonic's signature tonal precision.

Subtonic Crossover Technology

Subtonic Crossover Technology (SCT) optimises the frequency range each driver plays to reduce distortion and to create a highly coherent sound. We ensure that all components in the singal path are of top quality. Automotive-grade inductors, capacitors and resistors are used to intricately fine-tune our earphones, resulting in unparalled transparancy.

Extremely Extended ExtremitieS

Extremely Extended Extremities (EEE) is our assurance that linear extension to the lowest and highest audible frequencies is achieved, resulting in a full-ranged musical experience often only heard in the highest end loudspeakers. Experience bottomless bass and seemingly limitless treble extension with EEE.


EMBODY SERIES

The Embody Series is our flagship lineup that captures the sonic preferences of each Subtonic founder, and materialises their desires into unadulterated, state-of-the-art performance. Prepare to immerse yourself in an intense and emotional listening session, only made possible by our cutting-edge technology.

The Embody Series is our flagship lineup that captures the sonic preferences of each Subtonic founder, and materialises their desires into unadulterated, state-of-the-art performance. Prepare to immerse yourself in an intense and emotional listening session, only made possible by our cutting-edge technology.


 

 

7 Balanced Armature Drivers

+ 2 Electrostatic Drivers

True 7-way crossover

1 BA Subwoofer

1 BA Woofer

1 BA Midwoofer

2 BA Midrange

1 BA Mid-tweeter

1 BA Tweeter

2 EST Supertweeter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufactured by Symphonium Audio

 

Grade 2 Pure Titanium Shell (UIEM) / 3D Printed Medical Grade Resin (CIEM)

• Beryllium copper alloy (low resistance, highly durable), spring loaded (doesn't loosen over time), recessed 0.78mm 2-pin connectors

 

Nightjar Acoustics Mira 2-Wire Cable STORM Edition

7N OCC Copper core, hybrid Copper and SPC shield, 98+% shielded

• OE Studios Multi-Plug with 3.5mm, 4.4mm and 2.5mm terminations

 

TODAH Leather Carrying Case (Launch Edition only)

• Badalassi Carlo Pueblo Leather

• YKK Excella Zipper

• Suede lining, foam padded for additional protection

 

Personalised Frequency Response Chart

• L+R channels

 

AZLA SednaEarfit Tips

• Sizes SS, S, MS, M

 

Subtonic Eartips

• Sizes S, M, L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessories:

 

1x STORM Pamphlet

1x Subtonic Leather Cable Clasp

1x Subtonic Mircrofiber Cloth

2x Zeiss Cleaning Wipes

5x Subtonic Stickers

1x STORM Sticker

1x Gold Plated Pure Copper 3.5mm to 1/4" Adapter

1x Earphone Cleaning Tool