Many planar-magnetic headphones exhibit significant inherent disadvantages, including low efficiency, high weight and very low impedance. From the outset Solitaire P was designed to avoid these problems.
Solitaire P represent the first headphones made by T+A, and show new, ground-breaking developments which pushes the magneto-static principle to the point of perfection. These open-back headphones display no hint of compromise and zero regard for manufacture cost. T+A had only one goal in mind: musical reproduction to the very highest standard of perfection.
A crucial factor was the adoption of a new approach to the problems. T+A invested considerable effort in the design, and insisted on the use of the finest materials. Solitaire P incorporates several close-tolerance sub-assemblies which fit together perfectly; they can only be manufactured using precision tools. These parts consist of high-strength plastics or carbon, and are made to tolerances of a few hundredths of a millimetre in order to guarantee a perfect fit.
High-performance neodymium magnets are made with an accurately calculated segment shape as well as being precisely length-matched to suit the oval outline of the diaphragm; this ensures that the magnetic field lines generated have a homogeneous course, and that no air turbulence occurs; the airflow remains laminar at all times.
The precise design of the retaining rings and the magnet mount maintains the diaphragm’s position accurately in the linear part of the magnetic field, ensuring that it is able to generate high sound pressures without distortion and with an enormous dynamic range, virtually devoid of inertia.
This design also eliminates the need for supplementary opposed magnets, helping to keep overall weight low. The diaphragm is able to oscillate freely in the direction of the ear cushions, since there is no acoustic hindrance between the transducer diaphragm and the ear.
The diaphragm itself consists of a special ultra-thin – thus ultra-lightweight – film, coated with an accurately routed and calculated conductor array whose impedance is around 80 Ohm. The open construction of the Solitaire P avoids the resonance problems inherent in closed-back systems, and allows the diaphragm to vibrate unimpeded.
- Transducer Principle: Planar-magnetostatic
- Impedance: 80 Ohms
- Frequency Response: 5Hz – 54kHz
- Distortion: < 0.015% @ 100dB
- Maximum SPL: > 130dB
- Sensitivity: 101dB @ 1kHz, 1V
- Transducer Size: Elliptic 110 x 80mm
- Construction: Open-back, over-ear
- Connectivity: Wired transmission (3m) / V1: unbalanced cable with 6.3mm connector and balanced cable with 4.4mm pentaconn connector / V2: unbalanced cable with 6.3mm connector and balanced cable with 4-pin XLR connector
- Material: Aluminium, steel, allergen-free synthetic leather, Alcantara
- Weight: 530g excl. cable
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