The APERIO reference headphone system strives to deliver the highest level of audio performance achievable, by means of our proprietary planar electrostatic technology.
The APERIO utilises a highly-refined, evolutionary advancement of technology originally developed by Warwick Acoustics for it’s ground-breaking and multi-award-winning Sonoma Model One Headphone System.
For the APERIO headphone, Warwick Acoustics had two primary design objectives:
1) the headphone must provide the optimum mechanical and acoustical conditions for the BD-HPEL transducer that enable the best audio performance and sound quality possible to be achieved and,
2) the headphone must be comfortable for the user, even under critical monitoring conditions, for extended periods of time.
The new Balanced-Drive HPEL Transducer for greater output capability
Injected Magnesium Ear Cups
Low weight, outstanding comfort and durability
New air-sealing design for ideal LF performance
Minimal weight, optimised geometry for superior comfort and adjustability
The APERIO is a complete sound reproduction system, thus the electronics are optimised specifically for the APERIO headphone. Every element of the sound reproduction chain between raw audio data input (from an analogue or digital source) and output to the headphone is included and fully optimised within the APERIO electronics.
Every functional sub-section of the electronics has been designed to state-of-the-art standards, without compromise.
Only the finest active and passive components are utilised in the APERIO
Analogue Line Output
Features a novel Class A circuit outputting high voltages
Dual 32-bit, 8 channel DACs
One per channel utilised in dual mono configuration, to achieve a SNR of 131 dB.
All cables are custom designed utilising superior SF/FTP construction