The following is a press release issued by Astell&Kern.
Irvine, CA | November 27, 2018 - Astell&Kern, a global leader in portable high-resolution audio players and accessories, announces a new headphone, the AK T5p 2nd Generation, produced in partnership with world-famous headphone manufacturer Beyerdynamic and Diana, a new universal fit In-Ear Monitor designed by world-renown IEM manufacturer Jerry Harvey Audio.
The AK T5p 2nd Gen headphone is produced for Astell&Kern by Beyerdynamic and has been tuned for Astell&Kern players, and shows off the best-in-class details, clarity and supreme bass for listeners.
The AK T5p uses Beyerdynamic’s Tesla Technology™ transducers that feature high efficiency and low impedance and provides a comfortable and superb music listening experience, that can be paired with any audio sources including smartphones, laptops, and other tablet settings.
The AK T5p 2nd Gen comes with a detachable cable that is specifically designed for the AK T5p. The cables are made of four pure silver cables and four OCC copper cables braided together. It is designed to present the exact characteristics of the headphone’s Tesla Technology™ drivers, with balanced and natural sound. The cable is terminated in a 2.5mm 4-pole balanced connector to match the balanced headphone out on Astell&Kern players. A 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter and a quarter-inch connection adaptor are also included.
Each AK T5p 2nd Gen is hand-built in Heilbronn, Germany using premium sheepskin earpads and headbands, and it delivers exact sound quality you expect with the best-in-class comfort. The decorative black metal face place completes the design of these premium headphones. A carrying case is also included to store the headphones.
The AK T5p 2nd generation will be produced in a limited quantity of 1,000 pieces and will be available November 2018 for $1,199.
Diana is the new universal fit Siren Series In-Ear Monitor developed by Jerry Harvey Audio and manufactured in-house by Astell&Kern. Diana features Jerry Harvey’s patented Freqphase technology, with a new sound bore design first developed and adapted for the Billie Jean IEMs.
With a beautiful, full metal shell made in aluminum, Diana not only delivers a visually impressive design, but also produces a more solid sound profile that allows the listener to enjoy the most ideal sound without distortion across all sound ranges.
Diana features a 3-way, 3-driver design that provides a dedicated single high, single mid-range and single low balanced armature per channel for best sound reproduction. Jerry Harvey developed a whole new Balanced Armature Driver for Diana designed to offer Reference quality IEMs for Mastering and mixing works. The high-range drivers are designed to deliver everything with minimum distortion, while the mid driver offers perfect, flat sound from 10Hz to 5kHz. The bass driver was designed for an even steeper low-pass effect with no distortion.
Also included with the Diana is an all-new 2-pin 2.5mm balanced cable first developed for the AK T5p 2nd Generation headphones. The cable is made with 4N pure silver with silver plated 7N OCC to deliver the perfect highs; and the 7N OCC to bring out the lows. This hybrid construction of pure silver, silver OCC and OCC litz cable creates a unique harmony and is the finishing touch to both the AK T5p headphones and Diana IEMs. No more sharp highs or too much bass, you achieve the perfect balance to your music with this unique cable.
Additional accessories include a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter, silicon ear tips (small, medium and large) and a carrying case.
Diana will be available in December 2018 for $799.