Sonoma Acoustics announced that it has chosen Square Wave Ltd as its exclusive distributor of its Model One (M1) Electrostatic Headphone System in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. It made the announcement as it prepared to show the M1 at the Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong SAR August 11-13, 2017.
“When we met Kent Poon, we immediately hit it off because of our mutual backgrounds in hi-res music production,” said David Kawakami, GM, Sonoma Acoustics. “Kent not only has a great distributorship with a world-class stable of product lines, he is an accomplished record producer, recording and mastering engineer, so he instantly understood what we are trying to accomplish with the Sonoma brand.”
“I’ve followed the careers of the Sonoma team from the time when they were promoting SACD and the Sonoma Workstation,” said Kent Poon, President, Square Wave Ltd. “So when I heard the same team had developed a new electrostatic headphone optimized for hi-res music reproduction, I was very interested, both as a hi-res engineer and distributor.”
Sonoma Acoustics has entered into an exclusive partnership with Square Wave to distribute its Model One (M1) Electrostatic Headphone System in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, pending completion of all compliance and certification requirements. The MSRP for the complete M1 system which includes electrostatic headphones and a dedicated energizer / USB DAC / Class-A amplifier is expected to be HK$39,800 (Hong Kong) / NT168,000 (Taiwan) / RMB39,800 (China).
Square Wave Ltd. was founded in 2010 with the mission of bringing state-of-the-art audio equipment to studios and audiophiles in Asia. Square Wave carries a number of world-class brands including Weiss Engineering, Illusonic, Vitus Audio, Alluxity, Devialet, Estelon, Manger, Klangwerk, Fidata, Viard Audio, Kronos, Heco, Magnat, SPEC, Neo, etc.
Founded by key members of the SACD project, who were responsible for the development of the SonomaTM Digital Audio Workstation, the world’s first multi-track DSD recorder/editor, Sonoma Acoustics’ initial product offering, the SonomaTM 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.
The Model One will be on display and available for scheduled demonstrations at the HKAV Show Hall3-X28 from August 11th to the 13th. Following the Hong Kong show, the system will also be shown at the TAA International Hi-End Hi-FI Show to be held at the Grand Hotel RM312/316 in Taipei, Taiwan August 17-20, 2017.
For more information on Square Wave Ltd and its product lines, please visit www.squarewavehk.com