Warwick Acoustics, formerly Warwick Audio Technologies, developed the Sonoma model One headphones here in the UK, industrial design was from their US division, and the Sonoma name is licensed as Warwick's CTO used to work for Sonoma during the period they co-developed SACD with Sony.
The Model one is an electrostatic design using an extremely light membrane developed by Warwick, the Model One also includes the headphones energiser and also built in is an extremely high quality dac.
Above is the integrated amplifier/dac.
The headset itself is made from magnesium and is incredibly light, sound quality is really extraordinary.
How do you really achieve the finest possible sound from your system, purchase expensive cables? NO!
Acoustically measure your room ( REW software is free ) we can lend you a microphone.
Actually seeing the speakers' response is always enlightening
Yesterday I sat with two charming gentlemen who had come to compare the KII THREE and Dutch&Dutch 8C loudspeakers, there was a slight resonance from both speakers which was noticeable when we played an Isaac Hayes track, the resonance wasn't anything to do with the speakers but is caused by air vibrating at a specific frequency, this is simply because of the physical dimensions of your r...
We/I ( Purité Audio) receive a lot of enquiries asking how the Kii THREE and Dutch&Dutch loudspeakers compare, both in terms of subjective sound quality and objective measurement, mostly potential customers just want to hear what they both sound like and secondly how much they cost!
In the UK at the moment the D&D 8Cs have an srp of £8995 inc vat, Kiis latest pice rise which only affects the domestic Kii THREE versions ( pro models are now £600 cheaper) makes the Kiis close to £11k inc vat, stands are an extra £900 and the 'custom' colours option have just risen again by another 500 Euros per pair which makes a 'custom' colour pai...
The 501 model is the half case version, a direct replacement for the excellent DAC202, the 502 model is a full width case, resembling the MAN301 Network player, essentially the same dac the 502 has an extra headphone socket on the rear.
The 501 has variable analogue output which is really useful and a trademark of recent Weiss designs, a separate headphone amp, fancy 'furutech' connectors!
It also has some more unusual features, including some basic room EQ, 'creative equalizer' to tailor the sound to your taste.
And even vinyl 'simulation' not sure I want my digital to sound like...