- by George Petersen
in New Gear
The UE 18+ Pro is the company's second-generation flagship custom in-ear monitor and adds proprietary True Tone Drivers to a redesigned acoustic system, fort more detail, separation, presence and coherence in a four-way crossover, triple-bore and six drivers per monitor design. The drivers extend the frequency range by 3kHz to enhance the upper band frequency response and an adjusted midrange gain improves presence, for a clear, yet warm sound. It's available worldwide in December 2016 through Ultimate Ears Pro and authorized dealers, for a suggested retail price of $1,500. Numerous faceplate color options and custom faceplate designs are offered.
More details from Ultimate Ears (www.ultimateears.com):
For more than 20 years, Ultimate Ears Pro (UE Pro) has been a trusted custom in-ear monitor brand for musicians and audio professionals worldwide. Now, UE Pro’s latest flagship product is even better. Ultimate Ears Pro announces the UE 18+ Pro, the second-generation flagship custom in-ear monitor and the culmination of more than two decades of experience building world class audio tools. The UE 18+ Pro adds UE Pro’s proprietary True Tone Drivers to a redesigned acoustic system, fort more detail, separation, presence and coherence
The UE 18+ Pro takes the excellence of the original, award-winning UE 18 Pro (four-way crossover, triple bore and six drivers per monitor), and adds the True Tone drivers, that were originally introduced last year with the UE Pro Reference Remastered. The drivers extend the frequency range by 3kHz to enhance the upper band frequency response. An adjusted midrange gain improves presence, altogether bringing a clear yet warm sound.
“At Ultimate Ears Pro, the guiding motto among our team is that getting better has no finish line,” said Philippe Depallens, vice president and general manager of Ultimate Ears Pro. “Our flagship model is a true testament to this principle. We’ve made incredible technological headways in the last few years, as the first to pioneer 3-D printing and technology for custom in-ear monitors. Because of this innovation, we’re able to control the variability of the internal architecture for even greater sound control. No matter if you’re an audiophile in Japan, a DJ in New York City or a session guitarist in Nashville, you’re getting our very best with the UE 18+ Pro.”
The UE 18+ Pro has a standard 1/8" headphone jack, with included 1/4" adapter, and was created for musicians of all kinds. For example, by pulling the mids slightly forward, vocalists will hear a warmer sound, guitarists can expect a more natural, less crispy sound, and drummers can hear more body from their the snare drum.
The UE 18+ Pro is available worldwide in December 2016 through Ultimate Ears Pro and authorized dealers, for a suggested retail price of $1,500. Numerous faceplate color options and custom faceplate designs are available.
For more info, visit pro.ultimateears.com/ue18+.