What does the word 'Studio
' mean to you?
For us, the Studio
is any place, physical or imaginary, earmarked for creativity and imagination
. It is a sanctuary for painters, designers, thespians, and recording artists alike --- a place where possibilities run free and the power of the mind takes over to produce endless permutations of novelty.
The past three years, we've been primarily focused on the engineering side of things. We poured a huge investment into developing and honing beryllium dynamic drivers. This monumental quest culminated in LUNA, the celestial crown jewel of the DUNU product line.
This year, we took on a new challenge. We wanted to focus on music and tuning. We wanted to relive the feeling that all of us have experienced at some point in our lives --- the bursts of creativity highlighted sprays of color and swathes of texture. In order to do so, we turned to the amorphous universal shell and its flexible tuning possibilities with balanced armatures --- the best combination to get the sound we want, the look we want, and the price we want.
DUNU kicks off the Studio
line with the SA3
Utilizing three balanced armatures in a two-way crossover configuration (two low, one mid-high), the SA3
is tuned for a gently balanced experience. With relaxed highs and a flat bass shelf, it's not meant to intrude. It just lets music flow through.
's 3D-printed shells hug the ear for a comfortable, highly isolating fit, while the hand-finished Hokusai Blue faceplates cap off a simple, yet elegant facade. A hand-braided cable with high-purity silver-plated copper wiring completes the package.
USD, the SA3
is now available for pre-order
, and will ship on July 13th
The first ten pre-orders for the SA3 will receive a complimentary DUW-02 cable with the order!
Perhaps even more hotly anticipated is the upcoming release of the SA6. Hand-poured shells and stabilized wood faceplates form the body, and hide the goodies within --- each side holds six balanced armature drivers.
Lows are driven by a custom-ordered Sonion vented dual woofer with AcuPass technology. In the past, DUNU relied exclusively on Knowles balanced armatures, but to realize the standard of bass performance set by our hybrid products, we reached out to Sonion for their top of the line woofers.
With these drivers, we're able to achieve true subwoofer performance from balanced armature drivers. This also enables us for the first time to give the listener a switch-enabled tuning choice of a standard tuning, or with additional atmospheric immersion.
The mids and highs are band separated by two independent midrange drivers from Knowles, and a pair of Knowles dual supertweeters up top. They allow us to perpetuate a balanced, open listening atmosphere free from undue sibilance or harshness, whilst preserving much needed treble extension.
A prototype Studio SA6, pictured with stabilized wood faceplates.
In order to take advantage of the Studio SA6
's sound performance from the wide range of portable sources available today, we're pairing the SA6 with a new cable, DUW-03
, making it the sixth model in our product portfolio to feature our patented Quick-Switch modular plug cable system.
Release candidate prototypes of the SA6 on display at an audiophile meet in China on 7/4/2020.
Pricing will be announced at the end of the month, with pre-orders commencing at the same time.
For more information, please visit: https://www.dunu-topsound.com/studio