T+A’s first headphones incorporate genuine innovations, unmistakably restrained design features combined with technology which has exceeded the company’s own requirements and expectations.
Nineteen high-performance neodymium magnets drive the diaphragm through accurately calculated magnetic field lines. T+A’s Draft Control System effectively prevents air turbulence, which can adversely affect sound quality. Specially designed annular mounts and magnet supports constantly maintain the diaphragm within the linear part of the magnetic driver field. This feature is crucial to the head- phones’ peerless dynamic quality and precision, which the listener experiences as a complete lack of inertia.
The aluminium cups, to which all the sub-assemblies are attached, take more than two hours to machine. Like the cups, the yokes and their holders are machined from solid aluminium: this makes the headphones enormously strong and rigid without incurring additional weight.
The ear and head cushions are manufactured by a specialist company in Germany, and were developed to ensure that they exert no trace of pressure even after ten hours of uninterrupted listening. The synthetic leather and Alcantara surfaces are 100% allergen-free. The internal structure of the ear cushions is responsible for the outstanding positional accuracy of individual instruments as well as the headphones’ expansive sound stage.
The cables consist of ultra- pure copper (OFC) conductors with a carefully defined silver layer, encased with the connectors and splitters in a single manufacturing process, and sheathed in high-quality insulators.