HIFIMAN Shangri-La Jr Electostatic System
The Shangri-La Jr Electrostatic Headphone and Amplifier System features an open back planar magnetic headphone and hybrid amplifier. A destination system for audiophiles who want the best, it has been praised by Jim Hannon of The Absolute Sound for its “transparency, clarity, openness, and explosive dynamics.”
Shangri-La Jr Electrostatic Headphone
The Shangri-La Jr Electrostatic Headphone complements the Shangri-La Jr Electrostatic Amplifier. With a nanometer-thick diaphragm and acoustically transparent mesh stators, it delivers exceptional clarity and dynamics.
Nanometer Diaphragm For Perfect Detail
When it comes to detail retrieval, no factor is more important than the diaphragm. Required to oscillate up to 20,000 times a second, most diaphragms, which are made of plastic or cardboard, can’t overcome the hurdle of their own inertia to reproduce lifelike detail. The Shangri-La Jr Headset, on the other hand, features a nanometer-thick diaphragm. This exceptional thinness allows it to reproduce unparalleled details and lifelike imaging that can’t be found on other headphones.
Acoustically Transparent Mesh Stators
Metal mesh adds an extra layer of protection to the driver without impeding the mobility of sound waves. In fact, the width of the metal mesh is only 50um, allowing all sound waves below a million Hz to pass through without impedance.
Nanometer Thick Dust Cover
Building on the concept of the nanometer diaphragm, HiFiMan developed a nanometer-thick dust cover. It protects the driver while maintaining near-perfect sound transmission.
Shangri-La Jr Electrostatic Amplifier
The Shangri-La Jr Electrostatic Amplifier is a hybrid amp, pairing a Class A solid-state output stage with a tube input stage. This combination allows it to drive high-impedance headphones with the warmth and sumptuousness of vacuum tubes.
6SN7 Vacuum Tubes
The 6SN7 vacuum tubes are hand-matched to ensure superior sound quality. Jim Hannon of the Absolute Sound raved about them, saying “I found myself transported to the recording venue and was able to hear all kinds of subtle details typically obscured by other transducers, such as the natural decay of notes, the pedaling nuances, and the hammers hitting the strings.”
Discrete 24-step Volume Potentiometer
To safeguard against distortion in the system, the Shangri-La Jr features a discrete 24-step volume potentiometer for distortion-free purity.
- Frequency Response: 7Hz-120kHz
- Bias Voltage: 550V-650V
- Weight: 13.2oz (374g)
- Weight: 24lbs (11kg)
- Dimensions: 15.7 x 10.4 x 4.2 inches (400 x 265 x 108 mm3)