Quad ERA-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones

£599.95
In stock
SKU
44727
The Quad ERA-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones are the first ever headphones from world renowned Hi-Fi specialists, Quad. Using planar magnetic technology to deliver a stunningly high end sound that is open and natural, the ERA-1 Headphones offer unrivalled audio.

Quad ERA-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Planar Magnetic Technology

Whilst standard headphones use mass-produced dynamic cone drivers, often causing uneven frequency response, the Quad ERA-1s contain newly developed planar magnetic technology, to deliver an accurate and natural performance, with every nuance of the original recording. An ultra-thin, electrically active diaphragm, which is even thinner than a human hair, but is extremely strong and elastic, is fused with a precisely arranged magnet system inside the ERA-1s. This is designed to maximise both the sensitivity and the consistency of the force of the driver.

Quad’s patented nonlinear vibration suppression technology lets the bass extension of the headphone driver be heard cleanly and with great clarity. For optimum acoustic performance, a specially designed metal cavity is placed behind the driver, and the drivers have been closely matched for spacious and three dimensional stereo sound.

The ERA-1 headphones give much better coherency than ordinary dynamic headphone drivers, thanks to the planar magnetic driver. All parts of the diaphragm are able to vibrate simultaneously, without break up or delayed resonance, giving much more regular coherence and signal peak reconstruction.

With high sensitivity and low impedance, the Quad ERA-1 headphones perform excellently at any level, without requiring high power amplifiers driving them. The headphones are able to work well with a wide variety of devices, including portable audio players through to high-end headphone amplifiers. The Quad PA-One headphone amp/DAC partners well with the headphones, for a superb combination of fluidity and sonic clarity.

Quality Components

The Quad ERA-1 headphones are built with a robust construction and a premium finish for a high quality and luxurious feel. Quad provide two different types of ear cushions, one made from soft leather, and the other made of latex topped with a fleecy fabric, allowing you to choose depending on your personal preference, of comfort and acoustic properties of the materials. A detachable 2.15m cable is also supplied, as well as a unique, durable carrying case.

Plug Into Music

Delivering effortless musical expression and dynamic performance, the ERA-1 headphones present your music with stunning engaging and direct intimacy. Quad brings you closer to the original sound of your music, releasing another great product from one of the best producers of Hi-Fi.

  • Planar Magnetic Technology improves coherency and dynamic performance
  • Ultra-thin electrically active diaphragm
  • Nonlinear vibration suppression technology provides clarity to extended frequencies
  • High power and low impedance allow the ERA-1 to work with any device
  • Lightweight and luxurious design
  • Two types of ear cushion included, as well as carrying case
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Quad products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 24 months.

This guarantee applies to all Quad Products including 5.1 speaker Systems, CD Players, Award winning Bookshelf Speakers, Floor Standing Speakers and Hi Fi Amplfiers and Receivers. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.


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