Periodic Audio, the IEM firm created in 2016 by consumer-electronics trade veterans Dan Wiggins, Mike Kim, Zeke Burgess, and Ben Webster, introduced that the corporate will transfer to a direct gross sales mannequin and consequently will cross distribution cost-savings to its clients. Successfully instantly, Periodic Audio introduced a big value discount for its line of V3 in-ear displays launched earlier in 2022.
“We really feel so strongly that our line of IEMs represents vital worth for the patron,” says Dan Wiggins, co-founder of Periodic Audio. “We’ve spent years researching supplies, acoustic geometries, mechanical architectures, and the relationships between them culminating to the brand new era of merchandise. After working arduous to refine our manufacturing and materials processes, our subsequent logical step to succeed in a wider viewers to get rid of extra operational overhead prices leading to a direct sale mannequin for North America.”
The V3 IEMs retain Periodic Audio’s distinctive 10mm dynamic driver designs out there in a selection of diaphragm supplies, all developed in-house. Their ultra-wideband, high-efficiency, low-distortion, dynamic speaker parts are designed to carry out with most reliability. Each selection of diaphragm is complemented with fastidiously chosen bonded surrounds and magnets, enclosed in chrome steel frames and protecting grilles.
The fabric of an In-Ear Monitor’s physique performs a crucial position in its sound high quality, consolation, and reliability. Periodic Audio partnered with Eastman Chemical in what turned a three-year venture researching the optimum materials for an In-Ear Monitor. The Periodic workforce discovered that Tritan — a new-generation copolyester utilized in many medical gadgets — offered the most effective measurable and audible enhancements in sound, when it comes to transient distortion and harmonic distortion, of any materials the Periodic workforce has measured.
The failure level in wired headphones is nearly at all times the wires themselves, and Periodic Audio workforce channeled classes from the previous to enhance the longer term. Tip-ring-sleeve (TRS) and tip-sleeve (TS) connectors, invented within the 1800s, are nonetheless broadly used right now for his or her distinctive reliability. Nevertheless, as a result of no such connector is sufficiently small to suit inside an In-Ear monitor, Periodic has designed the IDEEL connector. Measuring simply 3.6mm huge, with a mounting depth of 9.5mm, the IDEEL connector matches a normal 2.5mm TS plug. Practically indestructible, the IDEEL is powerful sufficient to endure the trials of day by day attachment and detachment of cables. And if one thing does go mistaken, customers can merely change the cables.
Periodic Audio additionally designs its personal eartips, comprised of medical-grade supplies. The eartips supplied with every of Periodic’s IEM fashions are scientifically confirmed to suit greater than 95% of human ear canals. Further equipment embrace gold-plated 1/4″ and airplane adapters, a 1.2-meter-long cable with single 3.5mm TRS to twin 2.5mm TS jack, and metallic shells, all housed in a protecting carry case.
For instance of the worth reductions, Periodic is now providing its newest Magnesium Mgv3 IEMS for $99 (was $199), the Titanium Tiv3 for $129 (was $299), the Beryllium Bev3 at $249 (was $399), and the flagship Carbon Diamond layer Cv3 out there for $299 (was $499).
All Periodic Audio in-ear displays are designed, engineered, and tooled in-house and Made in USA and carry a five-year guarantee in opposition to manufacturing defects.