Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern Pathfinder Hybrid IEM

£1,899.00
VAT included
1 in stock

Pickup available at The Barn

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The Hybrid IEM Redefined

Campfire Audio and Astell&Kern have earned the recognition of audiophiles around the world thanks to their excellent technology introduced with the first collaboration model, AK Solaris X, which is a celebrated product that recreates the deep, rich sound of Astell&Kern.
Now, Astell&Kern and Campfire Audio join forces once again to present PATHFINDER, a new hybrid IEM that offers amazing technology and sound.

Astell&Kern and Campfire Audio take innovation to a new level by combining their advanced technologies and designs to create a product worthy of the name PATHFINDER. To realize this dream, they repeatedly tested numerous designs to produce a structure different from existing IEMs and added an innovative Dual-Diaphragm Balanced Armature Driver, finally achieving the best sound.
Enjoy a unique experience through PATHFINDER, a more advanced Hybrid IEM.

Campfire Audio springs from a passionate focus on refined audio reproduction.
Each model in our earphone line is designed and assembled by hand in our Portland, Oregon workshop; our earphones are second to none in performance and finish.
With a small team of highly skilled and dedicated craftspeople, we continuously experiment with materials and techniques to create some-thing unique and special for the people who care most about it.

The Combination for Perfect Balance

A completely new IEM design was needed for a wider frequency range, realistic reproduction, and a perfect balance.
To achieve this, PATHFINDER has a new Dual-Diaphragm Balanced Armature (BA) Driver from Knowles for the key part of the midrange, dual BA drivers for high frequencies, as well as two dynamic drivers with a hybrid diaphragms that create bass and midrange.

A Radial Venting Acoustic Chamber, newly developed by Campfire Audio, is applied to the two Custom 10mm Dynamic Drivers. The 3D-printed chamber design naturally expresses the intense low-frequency sound produced by the two dynamic drivers while preserving the unique sound of the Dynamic Driver.

Internal Structure

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Beryllium / Copper MMCX Connections

Custom Beryllium Copper MMCX connectors are more resilient against wear and tear than regular brass connectors, providing a robust mating mechanism; one that is typically made from soft brass. This selection of a harder material extends the life of the component and the earphone.

Silver-Plated Copper and Flat Cable Design

PATHFINDER comes with three silver-plated copper cables allowing the earphones to reach their full performance potential. The silver-plated OFC copper Litz cable is a newly produced flat cable, with enameled silver-plated copper wire conductor to offer clearer, extended sounds.
The flat cable prevents tangling, can be wound for easy storage, and has minimal cable distortion. It is over-molded for increased durability and finished with a metal housing.

Components

- 2.5mm Silver-Plated Copper Cable
- 3.5mm Silver-Plated Copper Cable
- 4.4mm Silver-Plated Copper Cable
- 5 pairs of Final Audio E-Type Tips (XS/S/M/L/XL)
- 3 pairs of Campfire Audio Marshmallow Earphone Tips (S/M/L)
- 3 pairs of Silicon Earphone Tips (S/M/L)
- Earphone Cleaning Tool
- Leather Zipper Case
- Earphone Protection Sleeve
- Earphone Tips and Cable Storage Pouch

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