14th April 2014 – London – OPPO Digital (www.oppo-bluray.co.uk), the renowned manufacturer of high performance universal Blu-ray disc players, introduces today its family of planar magnetic headphones with the launch of the PM-1. The result of many years of research and development by a team of passionate audio and acoustics engineers, chemical & material scientists and audiophiles, the PM-1 features a number of technological breakthroughs and proprietary technology, all designed to offer exceptional levels of performance, comfort and luxurious finish.
Available early May, the OPPO PM-1 planar magnetic headphones has a UK MSRP of £1099.00.
Paramount to the design of the PM-1 is the pioneering planar magnetic drive units, which feature a 7-layer diaphragm and FEM-optimised (Finite Element Modelling) high energy Neodymium magnet system. The diaphragm has a spiralling pattern of flat conductors etched on both sides, and the double-sided design allows twice as many conductors to be placed within the magnetic field, which leads to higher sensitivity, better damping and more even drive force.
The magnetic field and conductor patterns are optimised for maximum driving force and consistency over the radiating area and its circumaural (over-the-ear), open back design provides the best in sound quality and comfort. These aspects of the PM-1’s design combine to provide high sensitivity and extremely low distortion, delivering a transparent, highly dynamic sound that exhibits well-balanced tonal qualities and authentic reproduction. The high sensitivity and low weight (only 395 grams) also allow the headphones to be used freely with portable devices without requiring additional amplification.
The PM-1 is constructed using the finest materials for the best in performance, reliability and comfort. The hand-picked lambs leather-covered latex ear cushions (a set of alternative velour ear cushions are also included) and headband achieve superior comfort, whilst all of the metal parts have been highly polished to achieve the desired luxurious finish. Two detachable cables are included;1 x 3m OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) copper cable wrapped in black fabric and terminated with a 6.35mm (1/4”) jack plug for home use and a shorter cable terminated with a 3.5mm jack plug for use on the go. When not in use, the PM-1’s can be stored in the luxurious wooden box or, if away from home, the supplied selvedge denim carrying case.
The next phase of OPPO’s headphone range will see the launch of the PM-2 – a more affordable version of the premium PM-1. Launching later in 2014 with a suggested retail price of only £699.00, the PM-2 will feature the same drive units as the PM-1 yet reduce costs by replacing the luxurious hand-finished metal and leather parts with replacements more suitable for quantity production. OPPO will also soon release a dedicated headphone amplifier – the HA-1.
The launch of its headphone range is a natural extension of OPPO’s product line into the personal audio field. With many of its customers already utilising the headphone output of its BDP-105/105D audiophile Blu-ray players with great results, OPPO can now deliver a complete system that communicates to listeners all nuances of their favourite music.
Available shortly, the OPPO’s PM-1 planar magnetic headphones have a UK MSRP of £1099.00. For further information, visit www.oppo-bluray.co.uk
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OPPO Digital Inc., based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View, CA, designs and markets high quality digital electronics that deliver style, performance, innovation, and value to A/V enthusiasts and savvy consumers alike. The company offers a dedicated portfolio of high performance universal Blu-ray players with a recent addition of headphone and headphone amplifier. The company’s attention to core product performance and strong customer focus distinguishes it from traditional consumer-electronics brands.
OPPO BD UK Ltd, based in East Anglia, is the UK and European distributor for all OPPO universal Blu-ray players and headphone product ranges. OPPO BD UK Ltd prides itself on the quality of service and support it offers its customers.
For more information on its product range, visit www.oppo-bluray.co.uk