L-Acoustics Creations Contour XO IEMs Released
L-Acoustics Creations, part of the French company who makes the sound so great at Coachella, The Hammersmith Apollo, and the Hollywood Bowl, has launched some in-ear monitors.
L-Acoustics Creations' Dr Christian Heil and JH Audio's Jerry Harvey have collaborated to produce a pair of in-ear monitors that boasts ten drivers.
We are told that the Countour XO IEMs brings together the French firm's live music expertise and Harvey's pro-audio multi-driver monitor know-how to produce a “pocket-size reference earphone for rock stars, sound professionals and serious music lovers alike.”
The result of Harvey and Heil's first partnership, the Contour XO, offers control of the low end with bass adjustment of up to 15 dB above flat response. We are also promised marvellous detail and clarity of the sounds transmitted by the limited-edition premium in-ear audio solution.
The ten balanced armature driver-powered IEM has a quoted frequency range of 10 Hz–20 kHz along with a 116 dB sensitivity.
Jerry Harvey told StereoNET:
I’ve been trying to make my in-ears sound like an L-Acoustics PA for years,” “It wasn’t until their team challenged us that we got as close as we could. The L-Acoustics R&D team has been great to work with!
Dr. Christian Heil added:
I was impressed by the jeweller-like precision with which JH Audio could tune to match our frequency contour in such a miniaturised enclosure. There’s a very generous, deep low-end contour and a high-end extension that I’ve never heard on an IEM before. The sound is natural and powerful.
The Contour XO are handmade in the USA by JH Audio and are available now exclusively from L-Acoustics, priced at €1350 and €1690 (plus tax) for universal or custom fit respectively.
StereoNET UK’s Editor, bass player, and resident rock star! Jay’s passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
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