MOONDROP KATO Dynamic Driver IEMs Now Available
by Lauren Young on Sep 09, 2021
MOONDROP always try to demonstrate and develop a new generation of 10mm flagship dynamic driver earphones which could greatly improve the linear dynamic range and achieve full-frequency nonlinear distortion. And here it comes, the MOONDROP KATO is referred as Kxxs Advanced Technology Optimized. It is available for pre-order from today to September 16. During this period, you're able to get a free High-Quality upgrade Cable "K", which is available in 3.5mm, 2.5mm bal, and 4.4mm bal options. And Kato comes with price tag at USD 189.99
As we all know, KXXS had gained much international complements since released for its accurate timbre, restored sound image, and excellent resolution. It had climbed to the top sales list in the same price range for many times. Based on that, KATO is adopted with a new independently developed 10mm ULT (Ultra-Linear-Technology) super-linear dynamic driver, which presents more powerful dynamic, lower distortion, more restored timbre, more open listening experience and richer but natural details.
KATO optimized the structure and volume of ULT dynamic driver and acoustic cavity through FEA finite element simulation combined with repeated experimental verification, so as to achieve unparalleled linear distortion performance. It includes a more efficient composite magnetic circuit with internal and external magnets and a more linear air circulation structure, as well as a larger brass internal acoustic cavity, a lighter extra-fine imported CCAW sound coil and a high-frequency phase waveguide. Above allows Kato to display outstanding in both amplitude-frequency response and phase-frequency response, so that timbre and soundstage get better restored.
KATO get greatly improved in various indexes with the integration of several brand-new technologies, which has brought more preeminent performance. The frequency response curve is highly consistent with VDSF Target Response as always, and a straight full-frequency phase, and the total harmonic distortion in the middle low frequency is even lower than 0.05%. It is able to more truly show the original timbre and position of musical instruments and vocals, and bring you a more open and natural listening experience.
The almost all sufaces of KATO has been able to inject light and shadow design, showing a three-dimensional and rich layering. And it adopts modernist aesthetic design combining light and shadow, and continues this design elements from Kanas to KXXS. Thanks to the brand-new MIM technology, which can achieve high-intensity and irregular appearance. The inner surface of MIM process is a fine irregular surface, which has a positive effect on the suppression of standing waves. Every section of the surface is smooth as a mirror by the manual repeated grinding.
KATO brings interchangeable nozzles design to us, it adopts a replaceable sound nozzle design, which can be easily replaced by a quick-release structure with screw thread, and comes with sound nozzles made of two different materials (steel and brass). Also with newly Spring Tips silicone ear tips, which could suppress weak resonance through special diffusion structure, and significantly lower the high-frequency linear distortion caused by nozzel resonance, thus making high-frequency timbre more natural. At the same time, the special material of earplug tips cap can better fit the ear canal without being sticky, and featured with the special reinforcing rib support design to prevent the bass loss.