ZMF Caldera - New Planar Magnetic from ZMF!
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Just saw an announcement for a very exciting upcoming new headphone launch, from the beloved ZMF Headphones; the Caldera, ZMF's first original foray into a Planar Magnetic driven headphone!

Very excited to find out more details for this November-slated release, particularly details on the driver itself.

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There's more info coming in the head fi canjam video this week. So make sure to watch that! I will continuously release info and content up to the release in November.
 
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Ok, fine, I’ll just let ZMF hold onto my credit card permanently. Thinking further, really I should just give the account info for my home equity line and investment accounts too!
Exciting and surprising. Thrilled to hopefully get a listen next weekend. Living below a caldera, I 100% approve of the name!
 
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There's more info coming in the head fi canjam video this week. So make sure to watch that! I will continuously release info and content up to the release in November.

I imagine I'm speaking for most of us here, but we are very excited to hear more details on this and will be (not so) patiently awaiting the CanJam video.

I'm already doing all sorts of speculation in my mind on how this will be regarding sound signature!
 
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Super excited about this. I’m hoping this is the sub $1000 headphone that Zach has been trying to make but something tells me this’ll be a flagship.
 
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I imagine I'm speaking for most of us here, but we are very excited to hear more details on this and will be (not so) patiently awaiting the CanJam video.

I'm already doing all sorts of speculation in my mind on how this will be regarding sound signature!
I’m hoping the sound sig is an LCD2 Pre-Fazor with better technicalities.
 
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There's more info coming in the head fi canjam video this week. So make sure to watch that! I will continuously release info and content up to the release in November.
Does it use the same perforated pads as the open ZMFs (VO, Atrium)?
 
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Wonder if this is flagship and I wonder the price?
 
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Wonder if this is flagship and I wonder the price?
For sure, given the carbon fiber frame... I think a more "basic" version would have had it in plastic / resin...
 
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Lets see if this can compete with susvara and tc ! I been waiting for a ZMF flagship planar for a long time!
 
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Wonder if this is flagship and I wonder the price?
I surmise the price will be the same as Verite and Atrium, which I think will make sense and also make this a very intriguing and competitive offering.

The concept behind having a three-headed dragon of flagships, so to speak, ensures none of them are devalued in the process of the new release. Would be smart work.
 
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For sure, given the carbon fiber frame... I think a more "basic" version would have had it in plastic / resin...
Where did you see anything about a carbon fiber frame? Nevermind. I see what you are talking about. Excuse me I just woke up from night shift! Lol
 
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