Since 2013, Astell&Kern has been using a number of converters in its high-end digital audio gamers within the pursuit of higher sound, with the newest rocking 4 DACs and three amps. Now the corporate is taking that sort of pondering to its in-ear displays because the Zero1 IEMs launch with three completely different driver sorts.
The primary of the trio of driver sorts in every earphone is what’s described as a micro rectangular planar dynamic driver with a sturdy and light-weight membrane to reduce frequency loss and a vibration panel that includes a high-polymer and skinny steel movie for top frequency readability. Then there are two balanced armature drivers with customized coils for “crystal-clear vocals with super-low distortion.” And at last, A&Ok makes use of a 5.6-mm dynamic driver to care for the low finish.
A&Ok has exactly positioned every of those drivers inside specifically designed, 3D-printed acoustic chambers to nip any potential resonance within the bud for the promise of efficiency stability, and wrapped up all of this spectacular miniaturization goodness in a cool angular CNC-machined aluminum housing that matches the model of the corporate’s moveable audio gamers.
The AK Zero1 IEMs come equipped with a hi-fi grade silver-plated oxygen-free copper cable ending in a 3.5-mm headphone jack, however if you wish to benefit from the balanced output supplied by A&Ok’s high-end gamers, you may must fork out an additional US$130 for the 4.4-mm PEP11 cable.
The AK Zero1 hybrid in-ear displays go up for pre-order on November 1 for $699 – forward of an estimated launch date of November 14 – and embody 5 pairs of silicone ear ideas and a pair of froth ear ideas to assist guarantee a safe match.
Product web page: AK Zero1