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Audeze Introduces New Products at CES 2015
With industrial design by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the EL-8 headphones, both open and closed-back models, is exclusive, elegant, ergonomic, flexible and portable without compromising sound quality. The EL-8 is a refined and contemporary addition that personifies modern luxury. Devoid of anything superfluous and designed for lifelong ownership, the EL-8 is as crisp as the sound it reproduces, yet as warm as the comfort it affords. The suspended headband and contoured ear pads evenly distribute pressure and weight, reducing fatigue and improving fit. The result ensures the headphone can be worn for hours in perfect comfort and relaxation, thus meeting the exacting standards of audio professionals and audiophiles alike. With fine wood accents and exceptional build quality the lightweight EL-8 features the world’s most advanced planar magnetic technology available today, with sound quality unheard of in this or any other price category.
The EL-8 features revolutionary Fluxor™ magnetic technology and a Uniforce™ diaphragm material that was originally developed by NASA for lightweight electronics to withstand the rigors of space. Audeze reengineered this super strong material to work as a planar magnetic driver.
The Audeze EL-8 combines new magnetics science and space-age materials to deliver a stunning you-are-there sound experience. Audeze EL-8 headphones let you fall in love with your music all over again. The same feeling you had when you went to your first concert. When you played your first album. Your perfect music connection. MSRP: $699.
Audeze Deckard DAC/Headphone Amplifier
The slim-chassis Deckard, also designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, is a powerhouse in a small, elegant package. The class-A circuitry in the Deckard drives Audeze or any other headphones extremely well. The internal DAC has impressive specs and handles 16- to 32-bits and sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz. There are front-panel switches for three gain settings and input (USB and Analog) as well as a smoothly-functioning volume control. The headphone output is standard quarter-inch, and the Deckard also functions as a line level preamp - just add some powered speakers and you have a great desktop audio system.
The sound is exciting, punchy, wideband with just the right amount of tonal color to make the experience come alive. The bass is outstanding, tight and well-controlled, the midrange wide open and colorful, the highs extended and sweet, never harsh or thin. MSRP: $699.
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