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Audeze CRBN Electrostatic Headphones

Audeze CRBN Electrostatic Headphones

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Regular price $4,500
Sale price $4,500 Regular price $4,500.00

Cup style

Open-Back

Wearing style

Over-ear

Driver type

Electrostatic

Amp required

Yes

Connectivity

Wired

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Audeze

Audeze CRBN Electrostatic Headphones

Regular price $4,500
Sale price $4,500 Regular price $4,500.00

 

Each Audeze CRBN is made to order. Current lead time is about 6 weeks.

Audeze CRBN Electrostatic Headphones

Breakthrough Electrostatic Technology

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, we've adapted those innovations for the audiophile version of CRBN, which top audio professionals have called the best sounding electrostatic headphone to-date.

Highlights

  • Patent-pending carbon nanotube film
  • Works with all 580 Volt Pro Bias amplifiers
  • Accurate low frequency performance
  • Excellent dynamic range
  • Lightweight and very comfortable

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 we had to develop a new material, and that led us 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. 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 aluminum 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.

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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