Periodic Audio made its debut at this weekend's CanJam show in New York with the launch of three in-ear monitors, priced from $99 to $299. The top-shelf Be model (shown here) uses pure beryllium for its transducer, while the mid-level Ti uses titanium, and the entry-level Mg uses a magnesium/aluminum alloy. (You can probably figure out where the product names come from.) All three models use a single wideband dynamic transducer with a polycarbonate body and precision-ported chambers in front of and behind the transducer. A variety of silicone and memory foam ear tips are included, as is a carrying tin. The Periodic IEMs will be available in March.
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Periodic Audio will launch its first three models of in-ear monitors (IEM) at CanJam NYC 2017, February 4-5. These IEMs have been engineered using materials and processes common to far costlier products, to deliver superior levels of performance, comfort, and reliability.
In any in-ear monitor, the transducer is at the heart of what the user hears, and Periodic Audio has taken a no-compromise approach to its design, choosing superior metals for each model: pure beryllium for the Be model, pure titanium for the Ti, and a high-magnesium-content magnesium/aluminum alloy for the Mg model. All Periodic Audio IEMs use a single wideband dynamic transducer design, which eliminates the crossover network--there are no electrical components between the amplifier and the transducer. This innovative design is responsible for smooth, clean sound throughout the frequency range. Proper design of the transducer is essential--the sonic result in terms of clarity, coherence, and uniform sound over the full audible range is stunning.
Body construction plays a critical role in the performance of any IEM, and Periodic Audio has chosen polycarbonate for its bodies for that material's innate flexibility and acoustical damping properties. Each IEM uses proprietary enclosure designs with precision-ported chambers both in front of and behind each transducer. Several elements of this design are patent pending, and leverage the extensive product design background of the company's founders.
"Our team has worked with some of the biggest brands in entertainment; we are confident in our ability to design outstanding products," said Periodic Audio co-founder Dan Wiggins. "We strongly believe that great audio reproduction should be accessible and easy to experience, and we have used this as the guiding principle for our new designs. Our collective efforts have yielded a lineup of in-ear monitors that provide music lovers an opportunity to enjoy the highest quality entertainment experience on the go."
To ensure a proper fit while preserving the highest sound quality, all three models come with a selection of small, medium and large tips, made from various materials, including single-flange silicone, dual-flange silicone, and memory foam construction. Additionally, Periodic IEMs are compatible with a wide variety of aftermarket tips. A gold-plated quarter-inch jack and airplane adapters are also included. Even the classically stylish carry tin has been carefully designed to provide high levels of protection and convenience, for the safe, neat storage of the IEMs and all their accessories.
All models feature a low microphonic, highly flexible 1.6-meter cable made with 99.999 percent pure copper Litz-construction cable with precision-molded rubber strain reliefs and guides, a durable jacket of polyethylene terephthalate and 3.5mm plug of gold-plated brass. This design results in pure sonic transparency to provide extremely wide bandwidth, very low distortion and high sensitivity.
All three of Periodic Audio's debut IEMs will be available for pre-order on February 15 at www.periodicaudio.com, with shipping beginning in early March.
Manufacturer's suggested retail pricing:
Mg in-ear monitor: $99
Ti in-ear monitor: $199
Be in-ear monitor: $299
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