Astell and Kern AK T8iE

The essence of Tesla Technology
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer: Astell & Kern
£799.00
The first high-end in-ear model with Tesla Technology inside AK T8iE from beyerdynamic in cooperation with Astell&Kern.

The AK T8iE has been developed and designed from scratch to offer 
a superior in-ear sound experience. The finest engineers who developed acoustic reference headphones such as the T1 and AK T5p also designed the AK T8iE, a new landmark in the Tesla family. The dynamic moving-coil transducer offers an extreme wide frequency range with crisp bass, well-balanced mids and crystal-clear highs.

Each AK T8iE is handcrafted in Germany by skilled employees, who have long-term experience assembling small electronic components.
Every single constituent of the AK T8iE is tested and approved multiple times before leaving our assembly line. This guarantees the highest level of quality and long lasting product durability.
 
Handmade in Germany
Products from beyerdynamic are being developed and mainly hand-manufactured in Heilbronn. Aside from the fact that each AK T8iE is handcrafted in Germany by skilled employees, even the heart of the in-ear the Tesla transducer and the diaphragm are made in our own factory. All parts are tested and approved multiple times before leaving our assembly line. This guarantees the highest level of quality and long lasting product durability.
 
Specification
  • Transducer type
  • Operating principle
  • Frequency response
  • Impedance
  • Total harmonic distorsion
  • Power handling capacity
  • Nominal sound pressure level
  • Sound coupling to the ear
  • Cables
  • Connector
  • Weight without cable
  • Dynamic, moving-coil
  • closed
  • 8 – 48,000 Hz
  • 16 Ohm
  • <0.2 %
  • 10 mW
  • 109 dB SPL
  • intra-aural
  • two cables: one for balanced-mode use, one for unbalanced-use 1.30 m, two-sided, detachable
  • MMCX at earphones
    / 3.5 mm 3-pole jack plug on unbalanced cable / 2.5 mm 4-pole jack plug on balanced cable
  • 7 g per pair
Tesla Technology inside AK T8iE
The Tesla Technology inside AK T8iE stands for a superb listening experience. 
First emerged in 2009 with the reference headphones the T1 and later 
the AK T5p, the Tesla in-ear is dramatically miniaturized with the same characteristics of its bigger siblings. An extremely high magnetic flux density within a ring magnet ensures a balanced, undistorted, transparent and neutral sound reproduction.
 
Sounds like an integrated whole
In comparison to other earphones with Balanced Armature(BA) technology, there is no separate transducer for bass, mid-range or treble tones. This avoids phase problems and the losses of sound quality that results from this. From deep bass to the highest trebles, the AK T8iE sounds like an integrated whole. Additionally, the efficiency of the Tesla transducer is so high that it can easily be matched to a 4-way BA system.
 
Anatomically shaped for perfect fit
The concha design with the cable running rearwards over the ear has several advantages. The in-ears are easily inserted, and don’t fall out because the cable doesn’t pull. The oval-shaped concha moulds sit very comfortably in the auricle without any pressure. Therefore a variety of ear canals of people from around the world were measured. On top of that five different sizes of anatomically shaped silicone tips and three pairs of Comply™ foam eartips ensure the perfect ear for every ear.
 
 

 

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