AKG releases K812 reference headphones

New model with open-back design offers a higher dynamic range than any previous set of headphones from the manufacturer.
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AKG introduced its K812 reference headphones – with a new open-back design – during PLASA London 2013 this week.

The K812 is equipped with an oversized 53mm driver, which allows it deliver the highest dynamic range ever in a set of AKG headphones. The copper-covered aluminum voice coil extends sounds beyond the limits of human hearing, hitting a complete spectrum of frequencies. Other features include a fast, adjustable headband and soft ear pads, which help to ensure maximum comfort in any application, for long periods of time.

“The AKG K812’s are not only our newest reference headphones, but they are the very pinnacle of technological innovation to which we’ve aspired in our 65 years of innovation,” commented Kent Iverson, director of marketing and product development at AKG. “K812 is the result of an intensive five-year research and development program to achieve, as near as possible, the perfect headphone. The level of technology and engineering invested in K812 exceeds the industry standard, resulting in truly the best sounding headphones AKG has ever released.”

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