The ideal loudspeaker transducer would have zero mass and respond infinitely quickly to signal, it would be perfectly damped, have no distortion and be completely linear.
A new electrostatic transducer developed in the UK by Warwick Audio Technologies has ushered a new paradigm in headphone performance and Sonoma's Model One is the first headphone in the world to use this new driver.
Contrary to traditional electrostatic designs Warwick's HPEL uses a thin 15um flexible laminated film for the 'front' grid, the innovative design allows sound to propagate directly into your ear resulting in unparalleled sound quality.
How do the M1's sound? They sound like the finest active monitors in a perfect acoustic, in short superb.
Discrete Single-Ended Class-A Amplifier
ESS Sabre reference Dac
Custom 64 - bit Fixed Point Digital Signal Processing
The Sonoma Model One is a complete system developed as a whole to achieve the very finest possible reproduction.
Comprising a discrete single-ended amplifier, reference ESS Sabre DAC everything controlled by a custom 64-bit fixed point digital signal processing.
Comfort is obviously paramount with headphones, the M1 has cabretta leather ear and headband pads and a nylon headband to ensure comfort and durability, all pads are replaceable.
The Model One system arrives with everything one needs for immediate playback, low capacitance headphone cable, and a shielded USB 'a'to 'b' cable to connect your computer/streamer to the Sonoma's energiser/ DAC.