4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews )

Nova

$499.00

Full sound and well balanced sonic delivery; Nova will fill your favorite recordings with new life.

– Two Full Range Balanced Armature Drivers
– Machined aluminum enclosure made in Oregon
Cerakote™ finish for unmatched durability and wear resistance
– Premium Litz Wire cable; Silver-plated-Copper conductors
– Designed and hand built in Portland, Oregon USA.

 

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SKU: CFA-NVA Category:
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Reviews (3)
  • Dual Driver Design

    Nova utilizes twin full range balanced armature drivers to achieve its  unique and engaging frequency response.

    Machined Aluminum

    Locally produced in small batches, the aluminum housing improves the sonic performance of the earphone by reducing vibrations that introduce distortion.

    Nova by Campfire Audio

    Cerakote™ Finish

    We’re proud to be the first to introduce a new coating to the earphone market.  Cerakote™ is made in Oregon and is a super durable Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating.

    Hand Built in Portland OR

    Hand built by expert craftspeople.  Each earphone is created individually, inspected closely and paired tightly.

    Dual Driver Design

    Full Bodied + Full Range

    Nova utilizes twin full range balanced armature drivers to achieve its  unique and engaging frequency response.

    Sounds like Fun!

    When combined these drivers produce a sound that is both fun and relaxed.  It brings out the best in your favorite tracks, from EDM to jazz classics.  The bass strings pluck and the drum machine snares pop.

    Spacious Listening

    A clear and broad soundstage is reproduced with great accuracy. Musical detail and imaging are great.  The Nova is nothing short of an excellent earphone.

    Nova by Campfire Audio
    Nova by Campfire Audio

    Meet your new favorite earphone!

    Smooth Operator

    Full range and full-bodied sonic performance.

    Your favorite tracks will sound awesome. Awesome in the way they sound in your head when you think of them. 🙂

    Hear Some Awesome New Sounds

    Nova offers a smooth high-frequency response with mids that are balanced and open.  Vocals retain their natural tonality with engaging presence.

    And full bodied low frequency fills out the sonic signature of this excellent earphone.

    Nova by Campfire Audio

    Fit and Finish

    New Cerakote™ Finish

    We’re proud to introduce a new coating to the earphone market.

    “Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.”

    Compact Comfort

    The ergonomic shape of the design offers an easy to wear and comfortable fit.  The hard anodized finish makes for a great looking earphone. It is durable and ready to stand up to demanding daily use. The Nova’s lightweight design is ideal for all day listening sessions.

    Earphone Fit Diagram
    Secure Fit
    Cable wraps around the ear for a secure fit.
    Comfortable Placement
    Accessory earphone tips provide tailored fit.
    Nova by Campfire Audio
    Solid Block
    Each shell is machined from a solid block of aluminum.
    9 Hours
    Shells are produced in small groups which take 9 hours of machining time.
    Blasted
    Enclosures are Zirconium Blasted in a process that prepares the parts for Cerakote™ Finish
    CNC’d Aluminum

    Precision Machined Housing

    Improves the sonic performance of the earphone by reducing vibrations that induce sonic distortion. The shells extend the life the earphone by offering protection from drops. They offer piece of mind that your earphone won’t crack when in your pocket.

    Locally Sourced

    Our shells are machined by a good friend Gary at his shop in Medford Oregon, just a short drive south of our workshop.

    Individually Inspected

    The shells are produced in small batches and inspected individually to insure each body and lid meets our exacting standards. After each part is machined, it is mechanically inspected to be sure the part is within our established parts standards. Each part is then visually inspected for any blemishes. The passing parts are then packed individually into new egg crates, sourced from the local farm.

    Solid Block
    Each shell is machined from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum.
    9 Hours
    Shells are produced in small groups which take 9 hours of machining time.
    Blasted
    Enclosures are Zirconium Blasted in a process to prepare the parts for their Cerakote™ Finish.
    Hand Built Excellence

    Small Batch Production

    Careful selection of each element of our earphones is just the start of the meticulous assembly of your earphone.  Our close attention at every stage from design to production ensures your earphones will be a worthwhile and lasting product.

    Built by Hand

    This attention to detail is also critical in delivering you the superior musical experience from our Nova.  We test and select each individual driver for its close conformity to our firmly established tuning and performance criteria. 

    Made in Portland, Oregon USA

    Assembled by expert craftspeople.  Inspected carefully and paired tightly.

    Specifications

    10Hz–19 kHz
    Frequency Range
    114 dB SPL/mW
    Sensitivity
    22 Ohms @ 1kHz
    Impedance
    Detachable Cable with MMCX
    Cable Connection Type

    Accessories

    Questions about Nova

    Questions and answers of the customers

    1. 0 votes
      A I found that shallow insertion works best and the smaller silicone tips should work for you. Also, you might try one of the smaller-sized Sp... Read more
    2. 0 votes
      A Yes, the Nova has a bit more low frequency presence than the Orion. It builds upon sound of the general sound of the Orion, but has its own ... Read more

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    Reviews

    “It is a quality IEM, build is great and the sound splendid. If it is in your price range I think one would be happy with the purchase.”

    – HeadPie.Net

    “These are how a dual BA should be tuned”

    By Brooko

    – Headfi.org

    “…It was like I was hearing sounds and music for the first time.”

    – Headfi.org

    “The quality of this product is second to none.  They look good, the feel good, they are lighter then they look and I expect them to last a long time!”

    – Headfi.org

    Retail & Dealer Locations

    Need Help Buying?

    Call us –> (503) 853-8608 // (855) 204-1492

    We’re happy to speak with you!

    Email us –> Support@Campfireaudio.com

    We’ll write you back and answer your any questions you might have.

  • Customers' review

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    3 reviews for Nova

    1. jeffwalsh1@yahoo.com
      5 out of 5

      First step up into dual BAThe Nova is my first step up from single BA IEMs (Shure 215), so take my impressions with a grain of salt. One of the first things that I noticed was the detail and warmth that I could hear in the music that just was not present before, it makes you go back through your music catalog to listen and experience tracks again (though the Motown recorded in the 50s and 60s really doesn't have much to add).
      The downside of this particular design is that there is not as much isolation of background noise as the Shure IEMs and the sensitivity is so good on these that in a quiet environment I have the volume at the lowest level on my iPod touch and cannot even use them on my Nexus 5x. The fit does take some getting used to, but I assume every IEM is a bit different in that respect, I settled on the mid. silicone tips and after a few tries got the memory wire where I wanted it.
      Audio equipment is a slippery slope, the more you spend, the more you discover in the music, and the harder it is to go back to inexpensive stuff.

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    2. jeff.hansen@chockbarhoum.com
      5 out of 5

      Super NovaI probably have owned too many IEM's including the Lyra's and purchased the Nova IEM's on a whim. I was looking for a new toy so I purchased the Nova's. Needless to say, these are quite possibly the best IEM's I have heard for the money. They tend to have a little more bass than the Lyra's but might lack some of the finer detail the Lyra's provide. Having used the Nova's for several weeks now, I prefer them to the Lyra's. The Nova's have a very flat frequency response, are very transparent and are much less particular with it's source. I have found them to be very enjoyable with both my iPhone (with and without an additional DAC/AMP) and with my AK 240. They are non-fatiguing and quite comfortable for extended listening sessions at work or while relaxing at the mountain.

      I look for three things in audio gear: sound, build quality and customer service. These guys hit it out of the park on all three. I stumbled on Campfire Audio only because ALO is headquartered in Portland and feel fortunate to have done so.

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    3. RonKerlin@gmail.com
      4 out of 5

      Nova ImpressionsThe Nova is a nicely balanced all-arounder with impeccable build quality and a smooth, non-fatiguing sound. There is ample bass and excellent presence in the mids, especially in the areas of male and female vocals. I notice no spikes or dips in the audible ranges as far as my ears can go. Highs might best be discribed a "polite" although there is enough detail to flesh out the higher instrumental frequencies.

      My only reason for dropping a star is that the memory wire in the otherwise excellent supplied cable is an annoyance as makes fitting rather tedious each time due to rotating in the socket. I would personally much prefer the option of no memory wire.

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