BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asius Technologies (#asiustechnologies) and 1964Ears (#1964ears) today announced they are joining forces and launching a Kickstarter (#kickstarter) campaign to help fund the development of a revolutionary line of consumer earphones and professional in-ear monitors (IEM). The new line, branded “1964|ADEL” (#1964ADEL), blends together best-in-class, custom- and universal-fit products from 1964Ears with Asius’ revolutionary patented Ambrose Diaphonic Ear Lens (ADEL™) technology (US Patents 8,340,310, 8,391,534 and 8,737,635B2), now coined “RealLoud,” the world’s first and only patented in-ear tech that safely delivers a louder, more spacious and richer sound while minimizing the risk of hearing damage. The Kickstarter campaign (http://kck.st/1xbeRIN) has a funding goal of $200,000USD.
At the center of the 1964|ADEL line of earphones and in-ear monitors is the revolutionary RealLoud technology -- a secondary eardrum that absorbs the harmful pneumatic pressures of sound to provide a safer listening experience for users. Because of this, the human eardrum, which normally moves with an amplitude thousands of times greater than normal when “confined” by earbuds, now responds only to the music and not the harmful pressures caused by high-energy sound waves. With the incorporated RealLoud technology, all 1964|ADEL earphones and IEMs operate at 1/10th the amplified in-ear power levels of traditional listening devices (per studies conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center).
“We discovered that needless hearing damage results when sound pressure levels are inadvertently delivered to the eardrum at volumes that are ten times higher than they need to be,” said Stephen Ambrose, founder and chief scientist at Asius Technologies. “Because of industry confusions regarding the proper coupling of sound to the human ear, this problem is proliferated by the 125 million earbuds sold annually. RealLoud technology allows the ear to work the way nature intended by removing harmful in-ear pressures while enhancing loudness perception and fidelity.”
“Stephen Ambrose was the original inventor and pioneer of in-ear monitors beginning with his first prototype in 1964. The partnership between Asius and 1964Ears is a logical expansion for our company,” said Vitaliy Belonozhko, CEO and founder, 1964Ears. “Not only does RealLoud technology significantly enhance the fidelity and comfort of our products, it also addresses the 77 percent increase of hearing loss associated with the use of personal listening devices, which formal studies have shown are the primary cause.”
Kickstarter Campaign Details:
The 1964|ADEL Kickstarter campaign can be viewed at: http://kck.st/1xbeRIN
Together, Asius and 1964Ears are seeking support to complete the development and manufacturing of the 1964|ADEL lineup of consumer earphones and professional in-ear monitors, all of which feature the benefits of the RealLoud in-ear technology. Early Bird Specials start at 50% off retail for the ADEL Ambient and ADEL Control consumer earphones. Additional early bird specials include 40% off retail for 1964|ADEL U-Series and 1964|ADEL Custom professional in-ear monitors. More info on reward levels and pricing (as low as $100USD) can be found on the Kickstarter page.
About Asius Technologies
Asius Technologies was founded by Stephen Ambrose to correct the degraded fidelity and hearing damage caused by personal listening devices which grew out of his original invention of the in-ear monitor in 1965. While his original invention protected musicians from loud stage environments as well as the harmful pneumatic pressures that arise from devices that seal the ear canal, they required specific tuning for each listener. After touring for decades with hundreds of top bands, Stephen obtained research grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health and invented and patented the second eardrum, which is self-tuning. For more information, visit www.asiustechnologies.com.
1964 Ears is a Portland, Oregon based custom in-ear monitor (IEM) manufacturer that is committed to making the finest, yet affordable products. In a world of expensive custom in-ear monitors, 1964's mission is to bridge the gap between price and quality. 1964 Ears was started by a sound engineer who has been working with musicians, in the Northwest, for more than a decade. During this time he discovered the advantages of IEMs over traditional floor "wedges.” Not satisfied with what was available, many months went into sourcing, prototyping and field-testing his designs. The result is products that are specifically designed for touring bands, houses of worship and audiophiles. For more information, please visit www.1964ears.com.