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- Custom In-ear monitors for budget conscious listeners and pros
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westone, the leader in high performance audio and in-ear monitoring technology, announces the launch of the latest update of their AC Series of high performance earphones designed by musicians for music professionals and audio lovers. Handcrafted in the same custom lab alongside the revered Westone ES Series, the AC Series uses balanced armature drivers to accurately reproduce live playback and performances. The AC Series 10 and 20 will provide the most discerning professionals and enthusiasts with an accurate and comfortable sound monitoring and playback experience. Westone's legendary custom True-Fit technology provides the user with earpieces that are cast, sculpted and polished by hand from actual impressions of the individual's ears, providing the world's best and most comfortable fit and acoustic seal possible.
The AC Series features Westone's proprietary balanced armature drivers that are significantly more compact and efficient than traditional dynamic drivers. The AC10 features Westone's latest industry-leading single armature driver that delivers outstanding performance and output. The AC 20 features multiple balanced armature drivers with multistage crossover design that yields sonic purity that is unrivaled by universal monitors.
Other notable features of the AC-Series custom fit in-ear monitors include a cold-pour acrylic earpiece housing for increased durability and enclosure stability. Westone's Dual Bore technology allows for the AC20 IEM's high and low frequency sound components to be channeled through separate passages in the sound port and sum within the user's ear canal instead of the earpiece. This approach results in a more convincing and transparent transition between frequency ranges.
Each AC Series in-ear monitor is supplied with Westone's robust EPIC removable cable constructed of bifurcated, high-flex, ultra-low resistance tinsel wire, reinforced with a special aramid fiber. The new EPIC cable is removable and attached to the IEM by a single connector allowing for use with other premium cables from Westone. The AC Series is available in an assortment of colors with Westone etched on the faceplate.
AC Series features:
AC10: The AC 10 provides unexpectedly high sound quality from a single driver and up to 25dB of ambient noise reduction.
AC20: The dual driver AC20 with two-way passive crossover provides exceptional low frequency response, smooth mids and articulate highs for great balance of full sound.
"The AC Series is a great solution for our customers who have been using our universal-fit earphones but want to switch over to custom in-ears for superior fit and isolation," said John F. Lowrey, Vice President, Audio Group, Westone. "AC10 and 20 break new ground in performance, quality and value. We consider them a great way to get into custom's in-ear comfort and sound."
Each AC earphone is meticulously built by a staff of dedicated artisans and lab technicians in Colorado Springs, Colorado and truly embodies America's rich history of handmade artistry.
Westone is a proud supporter of Hearing Health Foundation and has committed to donate a portion of every earphone sold through 2014 to this organization dedicated to the prevention and cure of hearing loss.
Westone AC Series customs are available now with an MSRP of $349.99 for the AC10 and $479.99 for the AC20 through authorized dealers and e-retailers.
Founded in 1959 and celebrating 55 years of audio excellence in 2014, Westone is the world's premier manufacturer of high performance in-ear musician's monitors, earphones and innovative speaker technology. After five decades of in-ear and acoustic innovation, Westone has developed a sizable portfolio of exclusive technologies, which incorporate only the most premium materials and optimal processes into all its products. Westone continues to pioneer new innovation into the world of audio and hearing. Their in-ear earphone product lines are actively endorsed by musicians and have won acclaim in countless reviews among audiophiles and artist worldwide.
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