// ABYSS AB-1266 Phi CC Audiophile Reference Headphone

ABYSS AB-1266 Phi CC Reference Audiophile Headphone

NEW! Model AB-1266 Phi CC

The Greek symbol Phi φ has many contexts in science. Once we finalized all the incremental improvements made to the original AB-1266 speaker driver, it seemed a fitting suffix to this iconic Abyss model.

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This latest Ceramic Coated 'CC' version sports a high-tech, durable two-tone polymer ceramic coating on the all metal frame along with newly designed ear pads for greater comfort and improved sound quality.

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Musical information is clearly defined, harmony can easily be heard as individual singers within the group, instrument separation is crazy good, bass drums have the rolling of their skins, ‘bass within bass' as we call it. In essence it transports you back to that time and place.

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The AB-1266 Phi (AB-1266φ) refines the sonic virtues of our finest headphone with excellent transparency to the source, and hard hitting low frequency impact and resolution. The sound of these headphones easily compares to and in many areas exceed the finest two channel audiophile systems money can buy. More importantly, the AB-1266 Phi will preserve in history one of the finest headphones ever produced.

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  • Made in the USA. We machine all components and produce our planar speaker drivers in-house in Buffalo, New York.
  • Chassis consists of left/right side frames and adjustable two piece headband. No plastic parts to break, all components machined from solid aluminum for exceptional strength. Integrated resonance control for minimal added coloration.
  • High quality two-tone black polymer ceramic coatings on the all metal frame and components, polished metal accents. Custom colors to order.
  • Proprietary planar magnetic transducer design (Patent Pending) plays effortless dynamics and low level details in the bass, mids, and highs with spacious sound outside of your head. A front row listening experience with stunning bass impact no other headphone can provide, like the finest loudspeakers in a dedicated listening room.
  • Matched driver pairs, meaning your brain will appreciate the musical realism of our attention to detail.
  • Unique custom made high power neodymium magnets with optimized slot pattern.
  • Low carbon steel front baffle with integrated resonance control.
  • Unique foamed aluminum sides acoustically tuned to our planar diaphragm for completely open sound.
  • High quality soft lambskin ear pads provide comfort and finely tuned acoustics. Magnetically adjustable positioning lets you fine tune acoustics and fit for your music, and you.
  • Padded leather headband with head movement isolation properly distributes weight for hours of comfortable wear. Looks are deceiving, these headphones are designed not to clamp your head, but rather float atop and loosely touch your ears (no problem with eye glasses). 'Abyss' embroidered logo.
  • Nicely hand-crafted two-tone felt lined wooden box touting the Abyss Headphones logo secures all of the above.
  • All main components permanently engraved for traceability and collectability.
          AB-1266 Complete
AB-1266 Phi CC Lite  AB-1266 Phi CC Deluxe  AB-1266 Phi CC Complete 
AB-1266 Phi CC Headphone  AB-1266 Phi CC Headphone  AB-1266 Phi CC Headphone 
Balanced 8 FT (2.5 meter) 4 pin XLR cable, with flexible 1/4" (6.3 mm) adaptor. All cables are high performance custom made by JPS Labs for Abyss.  Dual balanced 8 FT (2.5 meter) 3 pin XLR cable set, and both 1/4" (6.3 mm) and 4 pin XLR cable Y-adaptors, all custom made high performance cables by JPS Labs for Abyss. Upgraded JPS Labs Superconductor HP Dual balanced 8 FT (2.5 meter) 3 pin XLR cable set, the highest performance cables available for the AB-1266, and both 1/4" (6.3 mm) and 4 pin XLR cable Y-adaptors.
Velvet bag with embroidered ABYSS logo. Heavy leather man bag style carry case (made in California, USA) with extra room and pockets for an iPad, portable amp or player, for a completely portable high resolution audio system. Heavy leather man bag style carry case (made in California, USA) with extra room and pockets for an iPad, portable amp or player, for a completely portable high resolution audio system.
  Heavy aluminum extended height headphone stand, laser engraved ABYSS logo, always ready to play. Heavy aluminum extended height headphone stand, laser engraved ABYSS logo, always ready to play.
     
Specs by the numbers
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 28 KHz
  • Impedance: 42 ohms nominal
  • Phase: Flat
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB/mW
  • Distortion: Less than 1%; Less than 0.2% through ears most sensitive range
  • Weight: 620 grams

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