August 11, 2015
We've known for awhile that JPS Labs is working on a smaller headphone to compliment the ultra high-end Abyss AB-1266 headphones. Today, our sources tells us the new model will be called "Diana"...
"DIANA -THE WORLDS FIRST REAL HIGH END ON EAR by JPS LABS!!!!!!!
Proprietary planar magnetic transducer design (Patent Pending) utilizing our very thin, very low mass diaphragm. Amazing bandwidth and low level detail retrieval in the bass, mids, and highs. No rear magnet structure typical of planar designs eliminates annoying reflections from behind allowing for a completely open sound. Matched driver pairs." - NOMAX
"Diana is about style, and sound. She’s someone you like to have around. Diana is named after my wife Diane, who was fondly called this by my grandmother. As fate would have it the name appeared one day, and with no objections within the company it was accepted as our next trademark." - Joe
For those who seek absolute playback, the AB-1266 is not going anywhere, and will remain the strictly bad-ass, high-performance reference headphone that it is.
Just like every JPS Labs product, Diana will be Made in the USA. First glimpse of Diana will be at the Rocky Mountain Audiofest and CanJam first week of October. Pricing and timing are TBA, target is under 3000 USD. (link)