- Mar 4, 2014
- the land of cheese and beer
Atticus and Eikon
Living right on the Wisconsin/Illinois border, I am fortunate to be able to attend many of the audio shows in the greater Chicago area. One of the things I look forward to with these meets is having a chance to chat with @zach915m from ZMF. It's always fun to chat about gear and check out his booth. Anyone who attends these meets will agree, Zach is one of the coolest and nicest dudes you will ever meet in this hobby. Usual talks include baseball, audio gear and music. Every now and then Zach would hint on his aspirations to break free from the modded Fostex drivers and produce his first dynamic driver headphone. Occasional communications discussed progress with his all-original design of the dynamic driver headphone. A few times over the course of the last year Zach would send a beta sample with a dynamic driver in an Omni cup and ask my thoughts on the product. Nothing he sent was a disappointment in terms of sound quality.
Zach recently purchased a home in Chicago, moving the ZMF headquarters as well. I went to pay him a visit and check out the new shop. At that time I had a chance to experience one of the final beta samples of the new headphone.
When a picture leaked on the Omni page I asked him if the cat was out of the bag. It was at that point Zach gave me the okay to start a thread. Zach sent me some more pictures to help get the thread started.
Introducing the ZMF Eikon and Atticus
Atticus: TPE Driver, 300 ohms
Eikon: Biocellulose Driver, 300 Ohms
MSRP is TBD
*Both will be available in cherry or padauk and denoted by a stamp.
*Click on images for a larger view
For now, I won't discuss tuning until impressions from RMAF start rolling in. All I can say for now is the last tuning I heard sounded excellent. It was tuned by Zach, so we should have an idea of what to expect. The design/build reminds me of a Sony R10 and ZMF Omni lovechild. It's heavy duty from top to bottom.
More information to come.