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Sonoma Acoustics Unveils New Aperio Statement Headphone System

Sonoma Acoustics Unveils New Aperio Statement Headphone System
Sonoma Acoustics Unveils  New Aperio Statement Headphone System

Also officially released at the Munich Show (tho' quietly available for listening at Axpona), Warwick Acoustics, home of the Sonoma Acoustics headphones, released for preorder what they hope will become known as the greatest headphone system ever developed. The new Aperio is a $24k system consisting of a new generation electrostatic headphone combined with a reference level DAC/Amp with the analog as well as digital inputs and control features needed to also be considered a stand-alone full function line stage preamp.


This new statement model improves upon their highly regarded Sonoma M-1 Headphone System ($4999), which itself has recently been upgraded and now offers increased dynamic range and maximum loudness. Many would have considered the M1 to be a state-of-the-art headphone system. All we can say is with audio components, you often don't know that better exists until you hear it!

While the listening opportunities for the new Aperio to date have been limited, my ears say that they may well have actually achieved GOAT (greatest of all time) status.

But here is a multiple choice question to ponder:

a) Is it an amazing $24k electrostatic headphone with a world class DAC and preamp thrown in, 
b) or is it a reference level $24k DAC with a world class preamp and amazing headphone thrown in, 
c) or is it a statement $24k preamp with an amazing headphone and reference level DAC thrown in? 
d) All of the above?

Hoping for a sample set so we can break it down, but in the meantime, as an ultra-high-end audiophile package this is something new, special, and exciting. Congratulations to the design team!

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