Custom Art is a relatively new custom in-ear monitor company in Poland started by audio enthusiast Piotr Granicki. Piotr has heard many IEMs in his time before starting Custom Art and managed to get off to a great start with his Music series CIEMs. The Music One received recommendations from both myself and ljokerl for the sub-$300 CIEMs in our Custom in-ear monitor buyer’s guide.
The Custom Art Harmony 8 is the first 8-driver CIEM in silicone, and is exciting not because of the driver count per se, but because of the performance of the Custom Art products, as driver count as driver count doesn’t always translate into better performance (technical performance can be seen in my Custom in-ear monitor list). The CIEM is a 4way acoustically, 3way electrically design with dual low, dual mid-low, dual full range, and dual tweeter.
The Harmony 8 will offer sound that is a combination of the Music and Pro series with a quite smooth yet balanced, and fun but very detailed presentation that has exceptional imaging. We are looking forward to hearing the Harmony 8 in the future.
Info from the Custom Art Facebook page:
Harmony pre-order will start on April 23rd – this is when we are going to start taking payments. If you wish to send your impressions earlier – feel free to do so.
-Detachable version – 3200PLN/€800
-Non-detachable version – 3000PLN/€750
-Detachable version – 4000PLN/€1000
-Non-detachable version – 3700PLN/€925
Turnaround will be typical for normal orders at given moment.
Pre-order will end on 1st June.
Added May 17th: an alternate version, the Harmony 8 Pro, will also be available. With a re-tuned tweeter configuration, the Harmony 8 Pro will offer a greater output (by approximately 15dB) in the 12kHz-20kHz range. The Harmony 8 Pro will be available at no additional charge and those with Harmony 8 pre-orders have the option to switch to the 8 Pro model.