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Singapore, @mcgallen #microwireinfo, February 26, 2019 – Astell&Kern, a global leader in portable high-resolution audio players and accessories, announces Diana, a new universal fit In-Ear Monitor (IEM) manufactured in-house by Astell&Kern and designed by IEM manufacturer Jerry Harvey Audio, renowned for making custom earphones for musicians around the world.

Like the Full Metal Jacket Siren Series, which is loved by music enthusiasts around the world, Diana is created out of a full metal shell to produce, a word class IEM in terms of both sound and design. Its impeccably beautiful full metal shell made from aluminum with great precision not only delivers a visually impressive image but also makes the sound more solid for the most ideal sound without distortion in all sound ranges.
Diana features Jerry Harvey’s patented Freqphase technology, with a new sound bore design first developed and adapted for the Billie Jean IEMs.
Diana applies Jerry Harvey Audio’s patented “Freqphase” technology, which uses precisely cut tube lengths for each driver to minimize the phase shift of each frequency. This allows for the High, Mid, and Low drivers to be aligned to 1/100ms for the most ideal phase curve. It ensures the correct time alignment and phase of all drivers resulting the most accurate music reproduction in the industry.
Diana features a 3-way, 3-driver design that provides a dedicated single high, single mid-range and single low balanced armature per channel for best sound reproduction. Jerry Harvey developed a whole new Balanced Armature Driver for Diana designed to offer Reference quality IEMs for Mastering and mixing works. The high-range drivers are designed to deliver everything with minimum distortion, while the mid driver offers perfect, flat sound from 10Hz to 5kHz. The bass driver was designed for an even steeper low-pass effect with no distortion.
Also included with the Diana is an all-new 2-pin 2.5mm balanced cable first developed for the AK T5p 2ndGeneration headphones.  The cable is made with 4N pure silver with silver plated 7N OCC to deliver the perfect highs; and the 7N OCC to bring out the lows. This hybrid construction of pure silver, silver OCC and OCC litz cable creates a unique harmony and is the finishing touch to both the AK T5p headphones and Diana IEMs. No more sharp highs or too much bass, just perfect balance with this unique cable.

Additional accessories include a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter, silicon ear tips (small, medium and large) and a carrying case.

Pricing and Availability

Diana is available in Singapore at a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$1,199 (including GST) at authorized retailers including AV One, Connect IT, E1 Personal Audio, Jaben, Music Sanctuary, Stereo Electronics, and

About Astell&Kern
Astell&Kern is the ultimate digital music source that brings you Mastering Quality Sound or MQS. Astell means ‘Stars’ in Latin and Kern means ‘Center’ in German. We believe Astell&Kern is the center of music. Today, original music performances can be captured in digital almost exactly as they were performed due to new, advanced recording technology currently available. However, these high quality recordings are mainly listened to through inferior sound formats, such as MP3 or through streaming services. With the debut of the MP3 format, music lovers sacrificed sound quality for the convenience of being able to carry their music collection wherever they went. Because the MP3 format heavily compresses files for the sake of convenience, the vocals and instruments you hear are only an inferior version of the original. The soundstage and the ambience of the original performance often disappears when listening to compressed MP3 music. After pondering these issues, Astell&Kern was our solution to poor sound quality for the sake of portability, and our way in reviving the original sound quality of music, MQS, for music artists, recording engineers, and professionals. Astell&Kern’s pursuit is to provide natural and original sound without distortion. It showcases the presence of the original recording with miniscule details you may not have noticed from other music systems, while playing back high-resolution music bit by bit, exactly as it was recorded. The ability to play back the exact recording of any live performance is what Astell&Kern is known for. The power of true sound from Astell&Kern can now be experienced and has been part of many famous audio exhibitions around the world. Astell&Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including the USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world.