The Final Audio D8000 is a highly-acclaimed advanced planar magnetic headphone it’s beautifully built and sounds absolutely sublime! With AFDS (Air Film Damping System), the planar magnetic model was reinvented.
A planar magnetic model with a lightweight vibration system and superior reproduction of high frequencies – as is, the employment of AFDS expands the reproduction frequency band with a bass bias, and makes the use of breathable earpads possible. Compared to the conventional planar magnetic model,with which tightly sealed earpads had to be used to supplement bass frequencies, the natural, open sound achieved is of a quality worthy of being termed a reinvention.
With conventional planar magnetic models, amplitude is an increasing low range, and since the diaphragm comes into contact with magnets, it was necessary to raise the frequency of bass tones to a level that the driver unit can reproduce. To make up for the lack of bass tones, the inside of the earpads have been tightly sealed, and the front section of the diaphragm has been made a closed space.
This is the same principle as earphones with sealed earpieces being able to reproduce bass frequencies despite their small size. By sealing the inner earpads, it is possible to produce bass tones across low frequency bands; these become the bass tones produced within a sealed space the same as earphones.
Final Audio A8000: machined aluminum magnesium alloy housing
To establish AFDS, an extremely high level of precision compared to typical driver units is necessary. Because of this, the machined aluminum magnesium alloy housing has been machined with great precision. By applying the kind of leather coating finish used with high-quality cameras, we’ve also taken measures against minute vibrations.
The Final Audio D8000 model is manufactured in Kawasaki. Together with the precision of individual parts, the precision involved in the assembly process depends on the precision of the tools known as jigs that assist in the assembly process.So as to be able to fine-tune even the slightest of irregularities in jig precision during the assembly process, we design and manufacture production jigs and measurement jigs ourselves.
We developed manufacturing apparatus such as a diaphragm formation machine and a diaphragm tension meter in-house, specifically for the Final Audio D8000. To create truly good products, it is necessary to get to the core of the manufacturing process of parts close to the raw material. What is good about “made in Japan” is that when doing so, you can gain the cooperation of those manufacturers close to the material. By contolling everything together, from sourcing the raw materials through to the assembly of the product, we have achieved high-quality products.
With the Final Audio D8000, the problem with the diaphragm coming into contact with magnets has been solved through AFDS (Air Film Damping System), and it has become possible to reduce the frequency of the bass tones that the driver unit can reproduce. Combined with breatheable earpads, bass tone reproduction with a volume and open sound only achievable with superior dynamic models is possible.
In reproducing subtle high frequencies, the lightweight nature of the diaphragm comes before anything else. Compared to other dynamic models with the same diameter, D8000’s diaphragm is 1/3 lighter. A super thin aluminum coil has been etched on the extremely lightweight film diaphragm, and as such, the adhesive essential for use between the coil and the diaphragm of dynamic models – which has a very negative effect on sound quality – is not necessary. This is an important part, packed with know-how. With D8000, this problem is solved theoretically, and reproduction of subtle high frequencies has been achieved.
With a combination of the planar magnetic model’s subtle high frequecies and the dynamic model’s volume and open bass tones, you discover new things about music you’re used to listening to when you use D8000; they have you wanting to listen to your favorite music over and over again. With this product, you realize that high sound quality provides the impetus for experiencing the deeper aspects of music.