Singapore, 10 August 2018 - As a market leader in transducer technology for over 50 years, Audio-Technica is proud and honored to work with Connolly once again after 15 years. With 139 years’ worth of leather-making experience, Connolly – a globally-renowned supplier of the automobile industry – has partnered with Audio-Technica to bring forth a new age luxury listening experience like never before.
Images above: Connolly’s leather smiths hard at work (left), Connolly leathers (Right)
Be ready to discover the warm, natural sound generated by the exquisitely crafted ATH-L5000 luxury audiophile headphones, featuring 58mm drivers mounted on newly designed thin and lightweight CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) flanges. This allows the airflow between the diaphragm and the flanges to be significantly improved. Together with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating on the diaphragms, the ATH-L5000 headphones deliver exceptional full-range audio with minimum distortion. The natural acoustic sound signature – not to mention the headphones’ classically refined look – is heightened through the use of Sycamore wood housings covered in the finest Connolly aniline leather. The aniline leather provides an avenue for the Sycamore wood to “breathe” and hence allows the audio characteristic to change as the headphone ages.
A marvel of modern design and engineering, these authentically Japanese decadent handcrafted headphones provide for an unparalleled luxury listening experience of a lifetime.
l 58mm driver units include a lightweight CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) flange for improved airflow and diaphragm movement
l Diamond-like carbon coated diaphragm delivers exceptional full-range audio
l D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System) structure provides deep bass reproduction
l Includes detachable 3.0 m (9.8') cable with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors
l Compatible with the AT-B1XA balanced cable
l Includes a padded, hard-shell storage case
l Worldwide limited production of 500 sets only
Type: Closed-back, Dynamic
Frequency Response: 5 to 50,000Hz
Included accessories: 3.0m cable (6.3mm to A2DC, dual sided), 3.0m cable for balance connection (XLRM4P-A2DC, dual sided), Hard carrying case
Images above: ATH-L5000
Audio-Technica’s new ATH-L5000 is priced at MSRP US$4000 and will be available for purchase in Singapore from November 2018 onwards.