At the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, AKG by Harman has introduced the flagship closed-back K872 reference headphones, designed for audio engineers and musicians who require accuracy and detail for critical recording, mixing, mastering and live sound engineering applications.
The K872 utilizes a 53 mm transducer, the largest AKG has ever built. This driver was developed from the K812 transducer and helps deliver very high headroom and dynamic range. Each K872 transducer employs a 1.5 Tesla magnet system, the strongest available today, for accurate imaging and natural sound.
A high-sensitivity copper-covered aluminum voice coil that extends sound beyond the limits of the human auditory system, spanning a full spectrum of frequencies. The lightweight two-layer voice coil ensures a commensurate impulse response and an extended frequency range from 5 Hz to 54 kHz.
With newly designed closed-back ear cups, K872 headphones provide optimal isolation from external sound. For a personalized fit and comfort, There are 3D-shaped slow-retention ear pads and a new quick-lock mechanism that maintains the right size for the wearer’s head shape.
K872 headphones also have all-metal cardan-type hinges to foster durability and a tight ear pad seal.
“The AKG K872 headphones leverage innovative driver design, along with superior mechanical and acoustic technologies to deliver superb response, exceptional comfort and long-lasting reliability,” said Peter Chaikin, Recording Solutions, Harman Professional Solutions. “These remarkable headphones illustrate our continual commitment to industry-leading performance and quality.”
The headphones include a case that functions as both a headphone stand and a low-profile carrying bag that fits in a suitcase.