In a move to provide customers in the professional recording and broadcast community with superior sonic performance coupled with an attractive aesthetic design, AKG Acoustics introduced its new K 702 dynamic headphones at InfoComm '08.
The new K 702 headphones advance the legacy and sonic integrity of the successful K 701, are accompanied by personalized fitting ear pads, light weight and come in a sleek stage blue finish to withstand the wear and tear of professional studio life.
"We wanted our K 702s to look as good as we know they sound, explained Sonja Malzer, Product Manager, AKG. "The white K 701s were extremely successful and much loved as personal monitors, but they were victims of their own success and studio life took its toll on the pristine white. As such, we"re continuing the K 701 in white and we expect that product to be a very successful personal monitor but we"re now also offering the new K 702s for applications where there will be numerous discrete users and busier traffic.
The AKG K 702 headphones feature besides its professional detachable cable a revolutionary flat-wire voice coil technology for accurate sound and transient response for professional use as well as around the ear headphones for personal use. The sound clarity is enhanced with the patented Varimotion 2-layer diaphragm, which produces clear highs and accurate bass response. The AKG K 702 headphones feature audio bandwidth of 10-39,800Hz, efficiency of 105dB SPL/V; max. input power: 200mW, rated impedance: 62 ohms and light weight of just 235g.
"Above all else, the new K 702 sounds exceptional! Sonja Malzer continued. "Everyone who uses them speaks of the great sound and this underscores AKG's 60-year heritage and single-minded commitment to quality audio in all applications!
The new K 702 headphones combine the superior sonic performance of AKG's now-legendary K 701 with features demanded by recording and broadcast engineers in a deluxe professional package.
The K 702's new features include a detachable input cable with a locking 3-pin mini-XLR connector. The high-performance, low-loss detachable cable makes transportation and storage easier plus makes servicing easy if necessary. The new K 702's also feature a stage blue finish that is more rugged and professional looking than the K 701's gloss white color.
"The K 701s are extremely successful, critically-acclaimed and much loved as personal monitors for audiophile listening explained Sonja Malzer, Product Manager, AKG. "We"re now offering the K 702s for professional applications with features and appearance more suited for serious audio engineers who want and need the utmost in sonic detail for their work.
The K 701 and the new K 702 are the world's first headphones with flat-wire voice coils for unparalleled signal-tracking accuracy. Their patented Laminate Varimotion diaphragms eliminates spurious resonances and deliver an engaging listening experience with out-of-head imaging so that engineers can hear all the nuances of their sound. The K 702 is also very comfortable to wear during long studio sessions thanks to its buttery-soft, glove-leather headband and ergonomically-shaped, velour-covered ear pads.
The AKG K 701 and K 702 are hand-assembled at AKG's facility in Vienna, Austria. Each headphone is carefully tested and serialized ensuring a product of exceptional quality. "Above all else, the new K 702 sounds exceptional! Sonja Malzer continued. "Now studio engineers can get closer to their music thanks to these incredible, leading-edge headphones.
Their comfortable, specially shaped "3D-form ear pads and a padded genuine-leather headband ensure a perfect fit. They are individually tested and numbered.
K 702 – experience pure perfection.
|Type||open-back, dynamic headphones|
|Frequency range||10 to 39,800 Hz|
|Rated impedance||62 ohms|
|Max. input power||200 mW|
|Cable||3 m single-sided (99,9% oxygen-free)|
|Connector||gold plated stereo jack plug 6.3 mm (1/4")|
|Adapter||gold plated convertible jack plug 3.5/6.3 mm (1/4" to 1/8")|
For nearly 60 years, AKG has been building an international reputation as one of the world's most elite suppliers of microphones, headphones and wireless systems. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the "city of music, AKG has amassed incredible engineering know-how and an intellectual base with more than 1,500 worldwide patents that are the foundation of the unique sound of AKG products. The signature "AKG Sound is the basis for the incredible reputation and popularity of AKG products.
AKG products are the synthesis of premium European design and impeccable workmanship infused with an intimate understanding of what truly sounds right. AKG engineers work in one of the largest and most advanced acoustics laboratories in Europe equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that enable them to fine-tune products to the highest degree.
The acceptance and use of AKG products by leading engineers and musicians for demanding recording, broadcast and live sound applications and by architects and consultants for installed sound projects is a testament to their incredible sound, bullet-proof reliability and long-lasting quality. You can use AKG products with confidence that your equipment meets the highest standards.
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