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Audeze CRBN - Open Back Electrostatic Headphones

Key Features:

  • Efficient bass response, neutral sound signature, and wide open soundstage
  • Extremely fast transients and even frequency response
  • New polymer film with suspended carbon nanotubes
  • Uniform driving force reduces distortion and improves clarity
  • Supreme comfort with lightweight design and extra plush oversized earpads
  • Premium electrostatic audio cable with machined aluminium 5-pin barrel connector
  • Compatible with any 580 Volt amplifier
  • Hand-stitched premium leather used throughout
  • Manufacturer warranty: 12 months

Product Data:

MSRP KSD SKU Barcode MPN
£4,500.00 P002573 819343014052 215-EX-1121-00
MSRP £4,500.00
KSD SKU P002573
Barcode 819343014052
MPN 215-EX-1121-00

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AUDEZE CRBN

Featuring the most advanced electrostatic technology in decades, Audeze proudly introduces the CRBN electrostatic headphone (pronounced “carbon”), which features a new Patent-pending polymer film with suspended carbon nanotubes to eliminate problems commonly found in previous electrostatic designs. Originally developed for MRI medical applications, Audeze have adapted those innovations for the audiophile version of CRBN, which top audio professionals have called the best sounding electrostatic headphone to-date.

Breakthrough electrostatic technology.

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Designed with Purpose
Audeze originally developed this new technology working with Prof. Mark S. Cohen Ph.D., UCLA School of Medicine and his team, for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Typical ferrous metals could not be used, so Audeze had to develop a new material, and that led them to patent a special thin film with suspended carbon nanotubes. This solves the problems associated with lamination and deposition on the film.

Carbon Nanotube Technology
The CRBN driver includes a revolutionary ultra-thin diaphragm with carbon nanotubes suspended inside the material – unlike other electrostatic diaphragms, there is no coating. Because the charge is distributed throughout the film, this results in a uniform driving force that reduces distortion and improves clarity, resolution and transparency.

Supreme Comfort
CRBN offers supreme comfort with its lightweight construction. At 300 grams, the minimalist design features materials such as magnesium and carbon fiber, which shaves off every gram while maintaining strength. The earpads are extra plush and slightly oversized, for a great seal and pillow-soft, cranium-cradling comfort.

Elegant Design
CRBN is the ultimate in luxurious design, from the smooth curves of its uniquely etched grill, to the depth of its finely polished acetate rings. Featuring hand-stitched premium leather, every detail has been fine-tuned, all the way down to the feel of the machined aluminium 5-pin connector.

580 Volt Compatibility
CRBN is compatible with “Stax Pro Bias” 580 Volt amplifiers such those from Woo Audio, Linear Tube Audio, Mjolnir Audio, Headamp, Stax (of course) and others. The cable is terminated with the industry standard 5-pin barrel connector for maximum compatibility.

Features

  • Efficient bass response, neutral sound signature, and wide open soundstage
  • Extremely fast transients and even frequency response
  • New polymer film with suspended carbon nanotubes
  • Uniform driving force reduces distortion and improves clarity
  • Supreme comfort with lightweight design and extra plush oversized earpads
  • Premium electrostatic audio cable with machined aluminium 5-pin barrel connector
  • Compatible with any 580 Volt amplifier
  • Hand-stitched premium leather used throughout

Package Includes

  • Audeze CRBN Headphone
  • Premium Aluminum Travel Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

Technical Specifications

  • Style: Over-ear, open-back
  • Transducer type: Push-pull electrostatic
  • Functional bias voltage: 580 VDC Stax Pro Bias
  • Electrostatic capacitance: 100 pF (including cable)
  • Diaphragm type: Ultra-thin custom carbon nanotube
  • Transducer size: 120mm x 90mm
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 40kHz
  • Maximum SPL: >120dB
  • THD: <0.1% @ 90dB
  • Attached cable: 2.5m OCC monocrystal copper, 5-pin Pro Bias
  • Housing: Magnesium, stainless steel and polymer acetate
  • Earpad material: Premium leather
  • Headband: Carbon fiber and premium leather
  • Weight: 300g
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