Advanced Communication Solutions (ACS) is partnering with Meridian Audio and Asprey to create 1,000 limited edition, bespoke moulded earphones, endorsed by Beatles producer Sir George Martin, with a generous donation from each set going towards funding vital research being carried out by UK charity Action on Hearing Loss.
Further enhancing the package is a signed, limited edition portrait of Sir George painted by drummer and painter Gilson Lavis.
The concept of the Sir George Martin Signature Custom Earphone was sparked by Sir George’s desire to encourage research, education and awareness of the life-changing impact of noise-damaged hearing loss. After a discussion between Sir George and ACS founder Andy Shiach, this collaboration was formed to protect people’s hearing and raise vital funds for Action on Hearing Loss, the only UK charity dedicated to funding research into treatments, devices and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Each earphone contains three balanced miniature speakers: bass, mid and tweeter. A three-way crossover directs the correct frequency range to the right speaker, with all of the speakers and electronics housed in ACS’s soft silicone custom ear mould. Cabling is taken care of by ACS’s new Linum cable series, which was designed by Danish micro cable specialist Estron. Each cable is made up of six litz wire conductors of seven individual strands, with each strand constructed from silver-plated copper with enamel coating. The earphones are delivered with a UK-developed and manufactured hearing dose management unit, HDMPro, designed to keep the output from the earphones within the limits set by the EU noise at work legislation.
To package this product, Asprey, the British jeweller and luxury goods house, were commissioned to design and manufacture the individually hand-crafted presentation case that accompanies each pair of Sir George Martin Signature Custom Earphones. The Meridian Explorer2 DAC unit is also included.
There will only be 1000 pairs available worldwide. Price is £2,250 including a donation of £250 to charity Action on Hearing Loss.