The company, which brought the Sonoma system to market in 2017 is back with a “next generation” version of their proprietary 15-micron metalized Balanced Drive High Precision Electrostatic Laminate (BD-HPEL). The driver is comprised of a 0.1mm thick stainless steel screen, along with a die-cut Formex spacer which is sandwiched between the driver laminate and the stainless screen to create a 0.66mm gap.
APERIO, which translates from Latin and means “to reveal, uncover or open” is touted as matching Warwick’s design goal for the system: “…to reproduce and reveal all recorded audio content definitively, without alteration.” The new amplifier integrates a network streamer and “ultra-high performance DAC.” No specifications are available at this time with the official launch scheduled to take place at Munich High End in May.
Press release highlights
The APERIO has been designed with the most demanding professional audio creators and audiophiles in mind. It is a reference studio monitor headphone system for High-Resolution Audio production, mastering, mixing and recording applications.
This new reference headphone system will deliver the highest level of audio performance achievable by utilizing the highly-refined, next generation of Warwick’s proprietary electrostatic transducers, the Balanced Drive High Precision Electrostatic Laminate (BD-HPEL). This technology was originally developed by Warwick Acoustics for its first product, the ground-breaking and now multi-award-winning Sonoma Model One headphone system. “Our second product has been a long time in development, but the very best things in life are always worth waiting for,” said Martin Roberts, Managing Director. “The APERIO represents the pinnacle of our ‘complete system design’ approach by eliminating compromise for every element of the system and employing extraordinary attention to detail. It is an experience that we believe our customers will find truly remarkable.”
The official launch event for the APERIO will take place at the Munich High-End Show between 9th – 12th May 2019. You can visit Warwick Acoustics and experience the APERIO in person for the first time at booth C11, Hall 1.