- Jan 9, 2019
- Reaction score
- Kawasaki, Japan
Final new flagship IEM, A8000 – Redefining the potential of dynamic driver
- VGP Lifestyle 2020 Gold Award Winner for earphone between USD1800 to USD2800
- VGP Lifestyle 2020 Innovation Grand Award
A8000 series concept
Newly developed final proprietary Perceptual Transparent Measurement (PTM) evaluation methodology. A series that pursues “Transparent Sound” by conducting analysis and evaluation of impulse response that could not be gleaned from frequency response in the past.
What does “transparent sound” mean?
When a piece of excellent music record is being played by a speaker, or earphones, the sound produced by every single musical instrument is distinctively separated with high clarity, while the distance and layering structure between each of them is distinctively sensible.
5 years of research and development to achieve the “transparent sound” for an IEM
The development of the A8000 began with the reconstruction of physical measurement and subjective evaluation methodologies. Among factors that determine sound quality for earphones and headphones, amplitude frequency response is predominant, but there are some important sound impressions such as transparency cannot be achieved by altering it with the way commonly known as tuning.
With the aim of achieving transparent sound for earphones, we have developed our own proprietary Perceptual Transparency Measurement (PTM) evaluation methodology. As a result of evaluation and improvement of interrelations between principal components analyzed by the results of subjective evaluation and data analysis of impulse response that could not be gleaned from frequency response in the past, an ideal diaphragm material that is extremely light and possessing high sound speed comprised of ultra-thin Beryllium foil (Truly Pure Beryllium Diaphragm) has been adopted for the A8000.
To achieve an unprecedented level of transparency, we delved our research into multiple fields including acoustic engineering, psychology, fluid mechanics, material strength, vibration and resonance control and the latest manufacturing techniques.
As a result of 5 years of R&D, we have incorporated multiple new engineering techniques into a single outcome, A8000.
- Perceptual Transparency Measurement
- Truly Pure Beryllium Diaphragm
- Anti-Resonance Direct Mounting
- Tetra-Chamber Construction
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Why not try to find a place for audition and share you experience with everyone over here? We are very confident that it will amaze you.
As we dream to have everyone to have a chance to try the A8000, we are currently trying our best to increase the audition opportunities in countries by working closely with our authorized distributors. Shops listed below has been prepared a demo unit for your audition. Click onto the shop name for Google Map location.
Australia - [A2A Victoria] - [A2A Sydney] - [A2A WA] - [Minidisc]
Belgium - [Noir et Blanc]
Netherland - [Ears Unlimited]
Singapore - [E1 Personal Audio] - [Jaben] - [Zeppelin & Co.]
South Korea - [Scheherazade]
Thailand - [Munkong Gadget]
USA - [Audio46] - Audio Equip - [Bloom Audio] - Headphones Inc. - [THX Stereo]
*More will be added to the list
Upcoming Event: Canjam New York 2020
3 units of Final A8000 will be available for audition in CanJam New York 2020. Our USA distributor, my colleague from Japan headquarter and I will be there to be at your service. We look forward to meeting you in person over there!
World Review Tour
Planning – More details coming SOON.
Housing: Stainless Steel
Transducer: Truly Pure Beryllium Dynamic Driver x1
Cable: 3.5mm L-plug 1.2m Final authentic OFC silver coated cable
Sensitivity: 102db/mw @ 1kHz
Impedance: 16Ω @ 1kHz
Retail Price: $1999
Warranty: 2 years
Release date: December 2019 (Start from Japan)
*Actual release date for every country differs due to limited stock quantity
Aluminum & Silicone Hybrid Carrying Case, Final Type E Black Ear tips, MMCX ASSIST, Dust Filter, Newly designed Earhook with lock mechanism