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    Acoustic Research Features Its E10 and E100 Earphones at CES 2018; Showcases AR-M2000

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    (Acoustic Research) The new AR-M2000 portable Hi-Res Player

    (January 7, 2018) Acoustic Research is continuing its exploration of high-end personal audio by showcasing a pair of Hi-Res In-Ear Earphones at CES 2018. The all-new AR-E10 ($149) and AR-E100 ($249) are both shipping now.

    “Acoustic Research has a long history of creating high-performance consumer audio products that are widely considered to be best in class, in terms of both performance and aesthetics,” explains Sebastien Manenc, Senior Vice President, Asia, Voxx International Corporation, parent company of Acoustic Research. “Both the AR-E100 and AR-E10 live up to the best of AR’s legacy.”

    The AR-E100 achieves a 20 Hz - 40 kHz frequency response using a 10mm Beryllium dynamic driver (SPL rated at 98dB/mW at 1 kHz, 32 ohms), while the AR-E10 taps an 8mm Beryllium driver and a proprietary balanced armature driver for a mirror frequency response (95dB/mW at 1 kHz, 25 ohms). Both earphones have total harmonic distortion that measures less than 1-percent.


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    (Acoustic Research) The AR-E10 In-Ear Monitors

    Acoustic Research supplies a 2-pin interchangeable cable interface with both the E100 and E10, along with a 1.2m unbalanced audio cable (3.5mm 3-pole), a Bluetooth AptX neckband, replaceable earphone sleeves, and a carry pouch. The E10 also ships with a 1.2m balanced audio cable (4.4mm 5-pole).

    Acoustic Research is also arriving at CES with its new compact AR-M2000 Digital Audio Player (4.5 ounces, 2.3” wide x 4.7” tall). This third-generation portable Hi-Res player features a high-end AKM4490 DAC and a high-out Class A-based amplifier. Connection-wise, the player can receive Bluetooth audio with AptX HD decoding and can power headphones via 3.5mm and 4.4mm JEITA balanced headphone outputs. The player supports a wide range of HD music formats.

    The AR-M2000 is priced at $399 and is shipping now.
     
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