AR Returns

by Dick Tan

 

Caption: Acoustic Research's AR-H1 planar magnetic drive headphone offers unparalleled clarity combined with a very high level of efficiency
Caption: Acoustic Research’s AR-H1 planar magnetic drive headphone offers unparalleled clarity combined with a very high level of efficiency

At a recent ceremony in Petaling Jaya, AR (Acoustic Research) announced the Launch of its 2018 range of portable digital audio components which comprises two hi-res music players, the AR-M2 and theAR-M20, a hi-res Bluetooth streamer, the AR-M200, a magnar planar driven hi-res headphone, the AR-H1 and two In-ear earphones, the AR-E10 and AR-E100.

 

According to Eric Suh, the Director of Sales and Marketing for VOXX International Corporation which distributes AR products, the AR brand, while it may seem like a newcomer to the portable digital audio market, is in fact a highly respected hi-fi name first founded in 1952 by legendary hi-fi innovator Edgar Vilchur and has a long, distinguished history in loudspeaker design innovations.

 

Acquired by Voxx International Corporation in 1983 the AR today is a highly diversified manufacturer of not only loudspeaker systems but as can be seen at the launch, also in digital portable audio systems.

 

Acoustic Research's Merry men in blue. On the left Ares Li, Technical Director and at the right, Eric Suh, Director of Sales and Marketing
Acoustic Research’s merry men in blue. On the left Ares Li, Technical Director and at the right, Eric Suh, Director of Sales and Marketing

Of particular interest is the AR-H1 headphone a high-end design that utilizes planar magnetic drive technology that audiophiles will recognise offers high performance benefits similar to the much-vaunted electrostatic drive system found in high performance loudspeaker systems and headphones.

 

With the AR-H1, Acoustic Research has strived to ensure the normally high cost involved in making planar magnetic systems have been kept at the absolute minimum.

 

Features of the AR-H1 includes detachable audio cables for possible upgrade to better performing audio cabling, wide, full stage sound field and a highly efficient drive system.

 

The entire AR portable digital audio range can be auditioned at the coming KL International AV Show 2018, July 20-22 at the Sunway Putra Hotel (Opposite PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

 

For further details contact:

Stars Picker Audio Sdn Bhd.

Tel: 03-6156 1984

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