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Audio-Technica ATH-WB2022 Wireless Headphones
ddrum Upgraded Dominion Birch Series Kits

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Audio-Technica ATH-WB2022 Wireless Headphones

In celebration of its 60 th anniversary , Audio-Technica has announced the introduction of its ATH-WB2022 audiophile wireless wooden headphones . The limited-edition ATH- WB2022 features the world ’ s first completely balanced audio output system for wireless headphones , according to the company . The ATH-WB2022 is crafted from layered woods and supports up to 24-bit / 96 kHz high-resolution music listening .
The ATH-WB2022 ’ s newly developed balanced audio output system employs two leading-edge ESS ES9038Q2M DACs , one for each channel . Two Nisshinbo Micro Devices ’ MUSES05 op-amps are used for each channel for the input and for the output stage , in a fully balanced configuration to ensure unmatched channel separation , imaging , and transient response . In addition , the ATH-WB2022 uses separate , rechargeable batteries for each channel . This balanced audio output system ensures high clarity and resolution , with zero crosstalk or noise between the left and right channels . The ATH-WB2022 incorporates a new 45 mm driver with a magnetic circuit and a DLC ( diamond-like carbon ) coated diaphragm . The headphones are compatible with the LDAC and AAC codecs and support high-resolution up to 24-bit / 96 kHz audio playback via wireless audio or its USB connection . For more information , contact Audio-Technica Canada : 450-506-0245 , info @ audio-technica . ca , www . audio-technica . ca .

ddrum Upgraded Dominion Birch Series Kits

ddrum has unveiled the upgraded Dominion Birch Series , with reimagined shell-pack configurations , new hardware , and upgraded finishes . The Dominion Birch Series unites the tonal dynamics of older birch shells with new design to bring this drum series to a new level of performance and appearance . Featuring four-piece , five-piece , and six-piece sets , the Dominion Birch Series offers players of any genre a strong foundation for sound quality and the utmost style to let their drumming personality shine .
The newly added 420 offers an 8x12-in . rack tom , 14x14- in . floor tom , 16x20-in . bass drum , and 5x14-in . snare drum . The reimagined 522 packages up 8x10-in . and 9x12-in . rack toms , 16x16-in . floor tom , 18x22-in . bass drum , and 6.5x14-in . snare drum . The 622 offers a nearly identical configuration as the five-piece , with the addition of a 14x14-in . floor tom .
For more information , contact Armadillo Enterprises : 813-600-3920 , sales @ armadilloent . com , www . armadilloent . com .
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