Portland, OR-based 1964EARS has announced a new flagship custom in-ear monitor – the 8-driver 1964-V8.
The V8 is built with a three-way passive crossover in a 4 Bass + 2 Mid + 2 High balanced armature configuration. The earphones also feature triple sound bores and CenterDrive™ technology, a balanced armature design intended for deeper and more effortless bass reproduction, which is also present in the excellent V6-Stage model I reviewed last year.
According to the website, the V8 boasts an enhanced-bass sound signature with a wide and deep soundstage. It is to be priced at $899 following a limited-time period of introductory $799 pricing.
1964EARS has also launched an online custom IEM designer application to allow for easier customization of their earphones.
Among dozens of CIEMs on the market, these are the most reasonably-priced 8-driver unit I’m aware of, and based on my experience with the excellent 1964-V3 and V6-Stage models, I am sure they will not disappoint.
The 1964-V8 product page can be found on the 1964EARS website here.
The full text of the press release follows
Portland, OR, March 16, 2014 –(PR.com)– 1964 Ears announced the launch of their newest product, the V8 Custom In-Ear monitor. These In Ear Monitors are designed for the most discerning listener and tuned with bass lovers in mind.
The V8 is handcrafted with eight balanced armature drivers in each earpiece coupled to a three-way crossover that yields unrivaled sonic purity. Featuring a Triple Bore design, they allow for the IEM’s high, mid and low frequency sound components to be channeled through separate passages in the sound port. This approach results in a more convincing and transparent transition between frequency ranges.
The new V8 also features CenterDrive™, a more advanced balanced armature design where the “drive shaft” is attached to the center of the diaphragm. The result is a richer, deeper and more effortless bass reproduction.
“The bass is so deep and controlled on the V8 that you will hear tones and notes on the recording that you never knew were there. They are very addicting to listen to,” says Vitaliy Belonozhko, 1964 Ears CTO.
The V8 is available with an introductory price starting at $799, suggested retail is $899 (before customizations or added accessories).
Accessories included with the 1964 Ears V8 In Ear monitor include a 48 inch detachable stereo Y cable with 3.5mm stereo connector available in either black, beige or clear, a personalized protective case, cleaning tool, ¼” cable adapter and shirt clip.
1964 Ears offers the best warranty in the business. They believe in the quality of their products and want to prove it by offering a 30 day fit guarantee and a 2 year limited warranty on the V8 as well as all their other in-ear monitors.
The 1964 Ears virtual IEM designer allows you to create your own designs at https://www.1964ears.com/iems/model. There you can get a preview of the thousands of color combinations available and view premium faceplates that range from real abalone to sleek carbon fiber. Additional materials include exotic woods, brushed aluminum, mother of pearl, rhinestones, and glitter. You can also upload your own artwork to be used on your design. Place your order and share your design with everyone you know.
About 1964 Ears
1964 Ears was started by a sound engineer who, for more than a decade, has been working with musicians and production companies in the Northwest. Not long into his career he discovered the advantages of IEMs over traditional floor “wedges.” After trying out a few brands it was apparent that a better and a more affordable solution to in-ear monitoring was needed. Many months went into sourcing, designing and field-testing the products that are available today.
1964 Ears is a Portland, Oregon based custom In-ear Monitor manufacturer that is committed to making the finest, yet most affordable custom products for the working musician. In a world of expensive custom In-Ear Monitors, 1964’s mission is to bridge the gap between price and quality. What sets us apart from the rest, is the ability to provide exceptional service, high quality products, and knowledgeable advice, All at an affordable price.
To find out more information you can visit one of our local dealers in your area, visit www.1964ears.com or call 503-746-8510.