Member of the Trade: Audio Concierge
- Feb 5, 2010
- London, UK
After almost 2 years in development, oBravo have managed to squeeze even more performance out of it's patented AMT driver technology and dynamic driver combination. The result is a perfectly balanced presentation, plenty of textured bass and exceptionally fast, accurate detail from the higher frequencies. Utilising an incredible in-house modified 16mm NDD alongside their 8mm AMT II is a world first and provides a soundstage matched only by a pair of headphones.
The visceral sonic ability of Ra 21 C Cu originates from oBravo's philosophy or wanting high quality full sized hifi speakers in your ears and these earphones go an incredible way towards that.
By utilising a stunning copper chassis, the soundwaves created by the drivers interact with the acoustic properties of the enclosure, creating an immersive field of audio that sounds expansive and wonderfully emotive. Adding to the copper chassis, the Ra 21 C Cu is delivered with a precision ceramic nozzle that sits in front of the drivers to decrease any extra frequencies being added to the audible audio spectrum. Due to ceramic being a relatively inert material it's resonant frequencies are beyond human range and thus this helps to deliver an unadulterated musical experience from the drivers to your ears.
Much time has also been spent on the cable that pairs effortlessly with the Ra 21 C Cu and after extensive field testing, we have found that this cable provides better synergy than many aftermarket cables with some over £2000. This was found after a number of owners tested their aftermarket cables alongside what oBravo call Newton Signature.
After the launch of the original Ra C Cu in 2017 the Ra 21 version sees many major enhancements both internally and externally. The internal airflow has been majorly improved to match the difference in performance achieved by the integral drivers and other internal components have been upgraded from the 2017 model. The 21 has also been overhauled externally and now provides an even more substantial enclosure that is even more luxurious than the original.
Sadly, however these updates make the Ra 21 C Cu much harder to manufacturer and oBravo can currently only make roughly 20 pairs of these earphones per month.
The Ra 21 C Cu is available to pre-order now from your local oBravo Partner with new orders currently expected to be delivered in December.