2 BA + 1 Planar DD +
1 Micro DD Drivers
Astell&Kern introduces the AK Zero 1 - their first IEM and it immediately stands out from other IEMs at various price ranges. A single look at them shows there is plenty to talk about, including the unique aesthetics and use of what A&K calls a micro-rectangular planar driver that is quite unlike anything else seen before.
HYBRID DRIVER SETUP HOUSED IN AN ALUMINIUM SHELL WITH 3D PRINTED RESIN
The team at Astell&Kern packed the AK ZERO1 with four drivers in a unique configuration to achieve the highest possible audio quality. Astell&Kern AK ZERO1 features a hybrid setup with 1 micro rectangular planar dynamic driver, 2 balanced armature drivers and 1 dynamic driver. This complex driver system sits in a well-crafted resin enclosure where each driver is carefully placed in the optimal 3D position, enclosed in specifically designed acoustic chambers manufactured with precise 3D printing technology. By implementing this, the team eliminated unnecessary movement and resonance of the drivers to ensure stable performance. The housing designed with Astell&Kern's unique advanced aluminium-refining technology keeps resonance to a minimum and creates the highest-quality sound.
NATURAL SOUND SIGNATURE WITH DEDICATED DRIVERS FOR FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT
Astell&Kern AK ZERO1 features a hybrid setup with a micro rectangular planar dynamic driver which is a specially developed driver with highly advanced technology that allows a planar driver to be applied to IEMs. To go along with this driver, the team adopted a sturdy and lightweight planar membrane to minimise frequency loss and applied a vibration panel that features a high-polymer film with thin metal to create crystal clear high frequencies. Two BA drivers are made using custom coil parameters and offer crystal-clear vocals with super-low distortion. The 5.6 mm Dynamic Driver has been created through a fully automated, error-free process, ensuring rich, controlled and deep low frequencies. The three frequency ranges are divided clear but with utmost precision offering a natural and life-like sound.
EFFICIENT CROSSOVER NETWORK MANAGEMENT FOR HARMONIOUS SOUND DISTRIBUTION
Astell&Kern AK ZERO1 focuses on combining the sounds of three unique driver technologies into one. Composed of a Micro Rectangular Planar Dynamic Driver, two BA drivers, and a 5.6 mm Dynamic Driver, the AK ZERO1 harmonises the characteristics of each driver to deliver the most natural sound to your ears. The ideal frequency response was achieved through the Cross Over Network, which is designed based on a thorough understanding of each driver’s parameters.
ERGONOMICALLY BUILT AND HANDCRAFTED IN JAPAN WITH UTMOST ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The Astell&Kern AK ZERO1 is meticulously assembled by highly experienced engineers and manufactured through stringent processes to the highest tolerances in Japan. This design philosophy is visible in the bold diagonal line that crosses the IEM, reflecting the true identity of the AK ZERO1. The cut surface created by the character line shines in the light, showcasing the premium quality of the product. The shape of the AK ZERO1 has been designed and refined to fit your ears perfectly. The uniquely shaped nozzles are slender enough to offer a snug fit while still having enough space to house the three individual drivers of the AK ZERO1. This ensures that the high-quality sound created by the hybrid driver configuration is delivered accurately and efficiently straight to your ears.
HIGH-PURITY DETACHABLE 4 CORE PURE SILVER-COATED OFC CABLE WITH MMCX CONNECTOR
The cable included with the Astell&Kern AK ZERO1 is of high quality and delivers a distortion-free audio signal. A premium 4 core pure silver-coated OFC cable comes bundled with the AK ZERO1, enhancing audio performance and reducing the loss of audio signal during transmission. This included cable features a sturdy design with aluminium plugs making it durable and offering a longer usage life. The cable features an MMCX connector on one end and a 3.5mm connector on the other, allowing for easy connectivity with various devices and even allowing for upgradability with its detachable design.
COMES BUNDLED WITH A UTILITARIAN CARRY CASE AND EAR TIPS FOR ALL USERS
The Astell&Kern AK ZERO1 ships with much-needed accessories and an elegant carry case, making it easy to store and personalise to your taste. There is one utilitarian carrying case included with a variety of ear tips like 5 pairs of silicone ear tips and a pair of memory foam ear tips to customise the fit of the IEM according to your needs. This is thoughtful and reduces the need to buy extra accessories.
1x Special Micro Rectangular Planar Dynamic Driver
2x Custom Balanced Armature Driver
1x 5.6 mm Micro Dynamic Driver
|SPL||96dB@1 kHz (1 mW)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||25 Hz – 30 KHz|
|TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION||0.7%@1 kHz|
|WIRED CONNECTIVITY||3.5 mm Input|
|CABLE TYPE||Hi-Fi Grade Pure Silver-Coated OFC Cable|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Astell&Kern AK ZERO1 In-Ear Monitors|
|2. 1x 3.5 mm headphone cable with MMCX headphone connectors|
|3. 2x AK ZERO1 earphone housings|
|4. 5x sizes of silicon ear tips|
|5. 1x sizes of comply foam ear tips|
|6. 1x carry case|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The Ultimate Hi-Fi Audio System
The word Astell means Stars in Latin while the word Kern means Centre and together
Astell&Kern means the centre of music. Astell&Kern products are the perfect pick for Hi-Fi audio
aficionados. Due to the advancement in recording technology, music can be recorded digitally while sounding
as true as a live performance. But most of the time, these high-quality recordings are heard in inferior
audio formats such as MP3 which compromises with the sound quality. Additionally, the soundstage aspect of
the sound is completely lost in the MP3 formats. Therefore Astell&Kern came into existence to address
this issue to revive the amazing sound quality for musicians and audio professionals.
The brand has core values such as: High-Resolution studio quality sound in
audio device, Audio quality without compromise, Design & Engineering Excellence, Craftsmanship & High Quality Materials, State of the art Technology and Innovation at every release.
Specialist Hi-Fi Brand in Digital Audio Player Market
Astell&Kern dedicatedly works on providing naturalistic sound without any kind of distortion so that listeners can hear even the minutest details of a song which they would have otherwise missed. Furthermore, Astell&Kern prides itself on using only the absolute best DAC chips from AKM, ESS or Cirrus Logic. Each DAP is unique and crafted to the highest quality standards.
A Popular Choice for Hi-Res Audio
AstellKern believes in playing Hi-Res music matching the quality of the recording.
This ability to deliver a sound which is close to the live performance is the highlight of Astell&Kern.
This standard of sound quality has been used in audio exhibitions around the world and is appreciated by
audio lovers across the world including the USA, China, Japan, UK, France among others.
All Astell&Kern DAPs employ high quality materials from Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, and Brass. Made in South Korea, all their DAPs provide an overwhelming Power Output based on BAL 2Vrms~12Vrms.
--1x 3.5mm Headphone Cable With MMCX Headphone Connectors
--2x AK ZERO1 Earphone Housings
--5x Sizes Of Silicon Ear Tips
--1x Sizes Of Comply Foam Ear Tips
--1x Carry Case
1 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern - AK ZERO1 comes with a warranty
from Astell&Kern that covers manufacturing defects.
All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.
Read more about Astell&Kern's warranty in India.
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