Audezâ€™e Edition Headphone System
Three industry notables collaborate to create world-class headphone system.
June 14, 2011 â€¢ Durham, CT â€¢ Red Wine Audio, Audezâ€™e, Inc. and ALO Audio unveil system for headphone connoisseurs.
How do you make something great even better?
With thousands sold, Audezâ€™e Inc. has become a top pick by headphone enthusiasts. Audezâ€™eâ€™s outstanding sound did not escape Red Wine Audioâ€™s founderâ€¦
â€œSince meeting Alex two years ago, Iâ€™ve been amazed by his headphones. From first listen I was determined to build an amp optimized for their unique design,â€ says Vinnie Rossi, President of Red Wine Audio.
For Rossi that meant upgrading his Isabellina HPA (headphone amp / DAC) to support a new balanced design. But thereâ€™s more than technology behind the sound. For the newly announced headphone system, the three companies shared a common goal: Get the most from Audezeâ€™s world-class planar headphones.
Prototype opens door to a new partnership
â€œWe demoed with Red Wine Audioâ€™s gear at last yearâ€™s Rock Mountain Audiofest,â€ says Alex Rosson, Owner of Audezâ€™e, Inc. Adding, â€œso I knew it was a terrific product.â€ But nothing could have prepared Rosson for Red Wine Audioâ€™s new â€˜Audezâ€™e-voicedâ€™ prototypeâ€¦
â€œI was ecstatic at the sound quality of Vinnieâ€™s prototype,â€ says Rosson. Adding, â€œI was experiencing absolutely amazing sound, and found myself blasting emotionally-charged texts to Vinnie. He must have thought I was crazy!â€
In coming months Rosson provided input on several iterations of Rossiâ€™s new amp, along with a handful of cable designs. As the relationship matured, Rosson decided to partner and co-brand the entire system.
Rounding out the system
A chain is only as good as its weakest link. Thatâ€™s where ALO Audio comes on the scene.
â€œWhen Vinnie and Alex asked me to participate, I was very excited,â€ says Ken Ball, owner of ALO Audio. Ball adds, â€œover the past six months Iâ€™ve pushed the envelope â€“ experimenting with a variety of cables to create something ideally suited for this combination of products.â€
Offered exclusively as a bundled system
Designed to optimize sound for Audezâ€™e planer magnetic technology, the system includes:
Â· Audezâ€™e headphones
Â· Red Wine Audioâ€™s new Audezâ€™e Edition amp / DAC
Â· ALO Audioâ€™s new balanced Audezâ€™e headphone cable
Â· Custom carrying case
â€œSelling this combination as a system was a no-brainer,â€ says Rosson. Adding, â€œI want the world to hear what Iâ€™m listening to.â€
Pricing and availability
$4,900 for complete system, including headphones, may be ordered directly from Audezâ€™e, Inc. or ALO Audio.
Current Audezâ€™e owners may order the system â€“ without headphones â€“ directly from Red Wine Audio for $3,950.
Orders being taken now for late-June shipment.
About Red Wine Audio
Red Wine Audio is the leading manufacturer of a full line of battery-powered stereo hi-fi components, meeting the needs of discriminating audiophiles and avid music lovers since 2005.
The company leverages the benefits of high-current, low-impedance battery power so their entire line of components run off-the-grid, resulting in an effortless and emotionally involving musical presentation.
Red Wine Audio â€¢ 51 Ozick Drive, Suite 101 â€¢ Durham, CT 06422 â€¢ USA
Tel: (860) 398-5385 â€¢ www.redwineaudio.com
About Audezâ€™e, Inc.
Audezâ€™e is focused on producing accurate, high-resolution sound. Their current line of headphones are based on planar magnetic technology that have printed circuits on a very thin and flat diaphragm placed in a uniform magnetic field, and use very powerful neodymium magnets on either side of the diaphragm making it a true push-pull design.
With thousands of units already sold, their products have been enthusiastically embraced by high-end headphone users.
Audezâ€™e Inc. â€¢ 848 N Rainbow Blvd, #774 â€¢ Las Vegas, NV 89107 â€¢ USA
Tel: (818) 588-6530 â€¢ www.audeze.com.com
About ALO Audio
ALO Audio was founded by audio cable maker and portable audio / headphone enthusiast, Ken Ball. He and his team believe in the simple notion that superior audio cables are hand-made, and use only the finest materials available, to provide customers years of listening pleasure.
ALO Audio â€¢ 2505 SE 11th Street, Unit 103 â€¢ Portland, OR 97202 â€¢ USA
Tel: (860) 398-5385 â€¢ www.aloaudio.com