Astell&Kern Announces JH Audio Diana, AK T5p 2nd Generation
Astell&Kern has announced two new additions to their lineup – the JH Audio Diana and the AK T5p 2nd Generation.
Astell&Kern X Jerry Harvey Diana
Following design cues of Jerry Harvey in-ear headphones, the Diana presents another collaboration between JH Audio and Astell&Kern. Like previous models such as the Michelle and Billie Jean, the Diana brings the stellar Jerry Harvey sound to a lower price point.
The Diana utilizes high-quality IEM technology from Jerry Harvey Audio, a manufacturer with a storied history of crafting custom earphones for musicians and sound professionals across the globe. Design expertise has also been contributed by Astell&Kern, a company based in Korea and well-known for their impressive design and product quality.
An extension and evolution of the established SIREN Series, music enthusiasts will rejoice at the full metal housing used in the Diana, rendering it a top-end IEM in regards to sound and design.
Sporting the patented Freqphase from Jerry Harvey Audio, the Diana also incorporates the same revolutionary sound bore design present in the A&K Billie Jean. With an impressive full-metal shell created from aluminum, the fine precision of its construction results in a stylish exterior and clean sound free of distortion.
Offering 3 drivers per ear with 3-way crossover, the Diana achieves its sound with an intricate design that pulls out all the stops. Optimized for size, these drivers work in tandem with silver tinsel and anaerobic copper cables to deliver a sound unmatched by other top-of-the-line IEMs.
The brainchild of Jerry Harvey Audio – the inventor of class-leading custom earphones – and Astell&Kern – a manufacturer of quality audio equipment revered by audiophiles the world over – the Diana simultaneously offers eye-catching design and a sound that just won’t quit.
Body Color: Red
Type: Universal fit IEM
Driver Unit: 3-way, 3 Drivers (High, Mid, Low) [3BA per side]
Impedance: 18 ohm
Noise Isolation: -26dB
Sound Technology: Freqphase™ Time | Phase Waveguide / New Sound Bore
Components: 2.5mm Balanced Cable, 3.5mm connector, 3Sizes of Silicon Ear tips (S,M,L), Carrying Case
The Astell&Kern Diana will retail for $699 and is expected to launch next month (Decemeber 2018).
Astell&Kern X Beyerdynamic AK T5p Generation 2
This premium headphone constitutes the latest offering from Beyerdynamic – the German powerhouse manufacturer of professional audio and a prestigious heritage – and Astell&Kern – a market-leading purveyor of high-quality music players.
Incorporating a closed-back design, the AK T5p 2nd Generation houses audio optimized and tuned for Astell&Kern’s DAPs (Digital Audio Players), with unequalled clarity at all frequencies, in addition to accentuated bass extension.
While using Beyerdynamic’s efficient Tesla Technology, the Astell&Kern AK T5p 2nd Generation also includes an audiophile-grade 2.5 mm, 99.8% pure silver and OCC detachable headphone cable.
Hand-crafted in Germany, the headphones also boast premium ear pads that provide luscious comfort for even the longest listening sessions. The stylish design includes a black metal faceplate, seamlessly integrated with Beyerdynamic’s lauded engineering.
With a pedigree now 90 years old, Beyerdynamic began in Berlin in 1924 with Eugen Beyer. A world-leader in audio technology, Beyerdynamic proved itself with the world’s first dynamic driver headphone, the DT 48, which can still be purchased to this day. Today, Eugen Beyer’s creation continues as the Beyerdynamic Brand, exemplifying his corporate image, vision, and role solidified almost a century ago. Technological innovations, continuously progressive audio, and market-leading quality have transformed Beyerdynamic into the unequivocal gold-standard for professional audio and sound technology.
Model: AK T5p 2nd Generation
Transducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Closed
Frequency response: 5 – 50,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Nominal sound pressure level: 102 dB
Sound Coupling to the ear: Circumaural
Power handling capacity: 300 mW
Weight Without Cable: 340 g
Cable: 1.4m / Detachable, 4N pure silver and 7N Occ Copper hybrid 2.5mm 4-pole cable
Connection: 2.5mm balanced / 3.5mm jack plug / 6.35mm adaptor
The Astell&Kern AK T5p 2nd Generation will retail for $1100 and is expected to launch next month (Decemeber 2018). Production will be limited to 1000 pieces.