Diamond ’ducers, because Music Is Forever
Periodic Audio will showcase its new flagship during RMAF 2019 in the Headspace area. Known for its use of periodic elements, Periodic Audio pushes the envelope with the new Carbon (C) IEMs, featuring diaphragms made from lab-grown diamonds. Carbon’s design provides the ultimate statement in resolution—with incredibly low distortion—below that of any other IEM on the market today.
The C IEM uses an 8-micron-thick (8 millionths of a meter) layer of lab-grown diamond on Periodic Audio’s proprietary high-temperature polymer substrate. All components inside this IEM are designed and tooled 100% in-house, to result in an entirely unique product.
“Carbon sets a new bar for low distortion in a headphone/in-ear product with less than 0.1% total harmonic distortion (THD), even at sound-pressure levels (SPLs) at or above 100dB,” said Dan Wiggins, co-founder of Periodic Audio. “Specs aside, the clarity and resolution of this IEM let you hear things you’ve never heard before. It adds nothing to the sound while revealing everything. With a frequency response between our Be and Ti IEMs, C results in a fun, dynamic, highly resolving listening experience.”
The sonic signature of the C IEM is an interesting mix of the signatures of the Ti and Be IEMs, with the enhanced bass response of Ti but the high-end extension of Be. Carbon is well suited to electronic music, or anything with fast transients and extremely wide frequency response. By a fairly wide margin, C has the lowest THD of any IEM Periodic Audio has produced.
The Carbon’s sleek, all-black construction creates a low-key, stealthy look that delivers micro- and macro-dynamics for an unrivaled listening experience. Like all Periodic Audio IEMs, C features a polycarbonate body for high strength and zero resonance, custom front-and-rear tuned volumes, MIM logo caps, butyl-rubber strain reliefs, and N48H-grade magnets.
Finally, to ensure a proper fit while preserving the highest sound quality, Periodic Audio has design its own eartips*, creating three shapes that together cover 95% of all ear canals. For all other accessory needs, a gold-plated, ¼" jack and airplane adapters are included, along with a stylish carrying tin. Like all Periodic Audio IEMs, Carbon is covered by the company’s industry-leading five-year warranty, and is proudly conceived, engineered, and assembled in the USA.
It takes about 30 hours in the chamber to grow the diamond. Periodic Audio grows 10,000 diaphragms at a time, with about a 60% pass rate. They will discard over 21 carats of diamond waste with each run!
Carbon is now shipping
MSRP of $399
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* Periodic Audio offers its custom eartips as a separate accessory, called Hydrogen, an 8-pack package of replacement tips for existing owners and those seeking the most comfortable and secure tip available for their favorite IEM.
About Periodic Audio
Founded in 2016, Periodic Audio is led by the seasoned team of Daniel Wiggins, Mike Kim, Zeke Burgess, and Ben Webster, who collectively have more than 140 years of consumer-electronics experience in electronic, mechanical, firmware, acoustical, and industrial design for a wide variety of brands, including Apple, Blue Microphones, Event Electronics, Flextronics, Harman International, Mackie, Microsoft, SONOS, and Starke Sound. For more information, please visit www.periodicaudio.com.
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