Sonoma Acoustics is heading to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) armed with three more rave reviews for its Model One (M1) Electrostatic Headphone System by Steven Stone of The Absolute Sound (TAS), Peter Pialis of Headphone Guru, and John Lyon for The Robb Report.
“In less than a year since its release, the Model One has already garnered rave reviews from Chris Martens of Hi-Fi+, David Robinson of Positive Feedback and Tyll Herstens of Innerfidelity who put the M1 on his Wall-Of-Fame,” said David Kawakami, GM, Sonoma Acoustics. “We couldn’t be happier that Steven Stone, Peter Pialis and John Lyon have also come out in praise of the M1.”
In his review of the M1, which appears in the October issue of The Absolute Sound, Steven Stone writes:
“If you are in the market for a superbly neutral, revealing headphone system for critical listening or monitoring purposes the Sonoma Acoustics M1 should be near the top of a very short list.”
Peter Pialis, who writes for the online site Headphone.guru, concludes his review of the Model One with this:
“…for anyone looking for an end game electrostatic setup and wants an all-in-one; plug it in and be done solution, I strongly suggest you give the Sonoma Model One a strong consideration and audition; you will not be disappointed!”
In The Robb Report, America’s premier luxury-lifestyle magazine, John Lyon writes:
“…while the Sonoma Acoustics Model One may not achieve quite the same levels of auditory transcendence as the $55,000 Sennheiser Orpheus or $50,000 HiFiMan Shangri-La electrostatics, it offers a truly impressive listening experience at a price well below what one would expect to pay for such a capable system.”
The Model One is the first high-end headphone in the world to utilize the High Precision Electrostatic Laminate (HPEL) transducer developed by Warwick Audio Technologies in the UK. Sonoma Acoustics is a high-end headphone company founded by key members of the SACD project who were responsible for the development of the Sonoma™ Digital Audio Workstation, the world’s first multi-channel DSD recorder/editor.
RMAF will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center from October 6-8, 2017. Sonoma Acoustics will be demonstrating the M1 in Room 9021 with a wide variety of hi-res music sources, including reel-to-reel master recordings.