Electrostatic headphones are incredibly difficult to drive, thanks to their intricate, expensive, and premium build. iFi has just released a new unit that helps bridge the music gap for those who own electrostatic headphones and a need a sufficient means of driving them. Meet iFi Pro iESL Electrostatic Headphone Energizer.
New Release iFi Pro iESL Electrostatic Headphone Energizer
So, how does it all go down? First, let me get a bit more into the intricacies of an electrostatic headphone. As I previously mentioned, these headphones require an immense amount of power for them to work. That’s because they are built with a super thin diaphragm that is electrically charged. It floats between two polarized pieces of metal. An electrical signal is then applied, which causes the diaphragm to gravitate to or away from either metal depending on the polarity of the electrical field produced, and as air moves through the space it creates a sound wave. Voila!
This is where iFi Pro iESL Electrostatic Headphone Energizer comes into play. It basically upgrades your amp to be able to handle an electrostatic headphone. In this case it is the iFi Pro iCAN headphone amp because iFi makes it very clear iFi Pro iESL is not to be used with any other equipment.
If interested , iFi Pro iESL Electrostatic Headphone Energizer is on sale for $1399 on Friday, June 9 at iFi.
Max Output Voltage: 640V RMS (16 ohms/20V in)
Frequency Response: 5 Hz – 50 kHz (-3 dB)
Input Voltage (Pro iESL): 5V-9V/1A max
Dimensions: 8.39in (L) X 8.11in (W) X 2.49in (H)
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Warranty Period: 1 Year