NEW RELEASE 5.14.21 at 10AM CST 3PM UTC
PLEASE NOTE ONLY ONE SET OF AEOLUS STABILIZED PER CUSTOMER WILL BE SOLD AT THIS TIME. IF WE NOTE AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK FROM THIS ALLOWANCE BOTH(ALL) ORDERS WILL BE CANCELLED AND THE ITEM(S) WILL BE RESTOCKED - IF YOU PURCHASED A STABILIZED VERITE YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE AEOLUS STABILIZED.
Stabilized wood is a magical entity. The wood we used for this special run started its life as a maple tree that unfortunately acquired an infection. After infected - trees form “scabs” called burls in order to protect the rest of the tree when this happens, which causes the grains to intertwine, in effect closing this area of the tree to the greater circulatory system. This creates abnormally beautiful wood, but also wood that has figuring, voids, and gaps. These burls can be seen to the naked eye, and cut off the tree while allowing the rest of the tree to grow healthily. Once harvested though, all these voids can make the wood hard to use without stabilization.
Fortunately for us, it can then be stabilized and made into beautiful headphones!
Before the wood is machined into a headphone, the wood is cut to precise sized blocks and carefully dried to near zero percent humidity and then injected in a pressurized chamber with a special resin. The resin, not only beautifies the wood, but solidifies any of those gaps that would otherwise crumble when being machined. All this work to procure maple burl and stabilize the wood is a time consuming process, as it takes 6+ months from harvest to headphone, but we think the results show that’s it’s well worth the time, cost and effort!
Product imagery represents a sample. Headphones will vary in appearance from those represented on website. At this time block selection is unavailable, however all of our headphones are handcrafted.
- Stabilized Aeolus
- ZMF Stock Cable in 3.5mm, and ¼”
- ZMF OFC Cable in XLR
- Aeolus, Universe, and BE-2 Pads
- Laser Etched Custom owners card
- Wood Case with Velour lining
- Lifetime Driver Warranty
EMAIL US FOR DISCOUNT CODES TO ADD UPGRADE CABLES OR A PENDANT AMPLIFIER
- Come with a magnesium chassis by default.
- All orders are final and non-refundable.
Production/Wait times for products are estimates, order updates will be sent regularly.