Last year, Dan Clark Audio gave us one of their biggest releases yet in the Stealth. These premium closed-back headphones back one of the brand’s most raved-about items yet, and now they are looking to follow up the Stealth with their new Expanse headphones. As the Stealth looked to set a new standard for closed-back headphones, Dan Clark looks to do the same with open-back headphones. Here is how Dan Clark aims to accomplish that notion.
Dan Clark Audio’s all-new 4th generation planar-magnetic driver and breakthrough Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System aim to deliver a stunningly smooth presentation bringing a new depth and breadth to all your favorite music. AMTS integrates waveguides, diffusion control, quarter-wave, and Helmholtz resonators into one compact structure to eliminate standing waves, dramatically improving system performance.
Other Key Features
- 4th generation v-Planar driver with our largest planar diaphragm to date, delivering exceptional dynamics with vanishingly low distortion for a natural and “easy” listen
- An improved driver tensioning system creates a driver with incredible consistency across units for superb imaging and balance
- FEA and CFD optimized motor structure increases driver motor-force uniformity and smooths the acoustic flow
- All-new auto-adjusting suspended strap design makes EXPANSE hassle-free to wear
- Pre-formed ergonomic strap design spreads the weight evenly across the head for incredibly comfortable extended listening
- Strap quilting improves comfort and reduces heat buildup
- Composite synthetic suede and protein-leather pads offer a sung fit with minimal clamp, with a pleasant touch on the skin
- A stylish grill reduces weight and creates a visually stunning design aesthetic
- Folding gimbals allow EXPANSE to be packed in a compact case for safe and easy transport
- The uncompromising industrial design uses aluminum and titanium to maximize strength while minimizing weight
- EXPANSE is designed and built by hand in San Diego, California, and is backed by quality and support you can count on
- Driver: 76mm x 51mm single-ended planar magnetic
- Driver matching: 0.25db weighted 20-10,000Hz
- THD: less than 0.03% 20-20KHz, ref. 1KHz at 94dB
- Headband: Nickle-Titanium
- Baffle: Carbon Fiber
- Ear Pads: Synthetic Suede and Leather
The Dan Clark Expanse is available to pre-order now at Audio46 for $3,999.