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Optoma Reintroduces NuForce Primo8 In-Ear Headphones with Breakthrough Quad Balanced Armature Speaker Design

6 May 2015

Primo8 in-ear headphones provide stellar bass, captivating mids and delicate highs to envelop the listener in musical textures almost real enough to touch

Fremont, Calif. – May 6, 2015 – Optoma, a leading international projector and audio brand, announces the reintroduction of the NuForce Primo8 headphones, its flagship audiophile-quality in-ear headphones. The Primo8 unites the coherence and seamlessness of one-driver earphones with the detail and transient speed of balanced armature drivers delivering an extraordinarily natural, lifelike sound.  The Primo8 excels in its ability to reproduce vocals unlike any other in-ear headphone on the market, today.

“Primo8 was so successful when it launched under the NuForce brand, it sold out of production in the first three months, said Jon Grodem, Senior Director of Product Management of Optoma.  “When we acquired NuForce, our top priority was to maintain the standards and legacy of great sound quality while improving production efficiencies so that premium products like Primo8 can withstand market demands.  The reintroduction of Primo8 is the perfect next step for us.”

In-Ear Audiophile-Quality Speaker System

Optoma has outfitted each Primo8 earpiece with four proprietary balanced armature speakers to form a 3-way design. The four balanced-armature drivers located in each earphone deliver smooth, extended response, explosive dynamic realism and fatigue-free sound.  Two of the speakers operate as one for bass frequencies, with one speaker for midrange and one speaker for treble.

With two speakers working in tandem to reproduce the lowest frequency ranges, the listener will experience the purest, most natural bass possible. The Primo8’s fast, rock-solid bass operates as the foundation for dynamic sound reproduction previously available only in the most costly over-ear dynamic and electrostatic designs.

Ideal Balance and Accuracy

The graininess of other balanced armature earphone designs is often the result of crosstalk between drivers due to their crossover network’s inability to prevent excessive frequency overlap. To combat this, NuForce has created a patent-pending three-way phase-coherent crossover design that achieves linear phase performance. The result is a natural three-dimensional soundstage, lightning-fast transients and crystalline transparency.

The Primo8’s proprietary crossover design has the earphone’s four speakers singing together as one.  The results of this technology are clearly audible. Plucked strings take on an amazingly life-like presence, vocalists sound as if they are there “in-the-flesh,” percussion explodes in a truly three-dimensional sound stage.  With the Primo8, the subtlest of details appear magical and the sound is never fatiguing.

Proprietary Cable Design

To achieve the Primo8’s unprecedented sound, nothing less than the best audio cable will do. To be sure, there is more to the apparently smooth and lightweight cable than meets the eye. Inside this unique NuForce star-pattern Litz cable are several advanced technologies designed to achieve the most accurate sound reproduction possible.

For strain relief, typically a weak point of earphones, the Primo8’s cable is built around a core of Kevlar Silk.  This core is then surrounded by a star pattern of seven silver wires. A layer of insulation envelops the silver wires, which in turn is surrounded by another star-pattern of nine bundles of fine gauge, seven-stranded, individually insulated OFC wires – a technique called Litz construction. The entire cable assembly is then jacketed in a pliable polymer to eliminate mechanical noise contamination. Taking cable design to its zenith, Primo8 employs independent left and right ground wiring to reduce inter-channel crosstalk and maximize channel separation.

Ultimate Sound and Value

Uniting advanced, proprietary design, with a chorus of uncompromising features has empowered the Primo8 Headphones to deliver true, industry-leading performance. We believe you will also find the Optoma innovation and dedication to changing the way we listen gives it the ultimate advantage… unparalleled value well above all others in its price-class – and beyond.

Pricing and Availability

The Primo8 is now available on Amazon.com for a suggested retail price of US $499.  For more information, visit http://www.optomausa.com/soundproduct/Primo8.

About Optoma

Optoma is a world leading designer and manufacturer of projection and audio products for business, education, professional audio/video and home entertainment.

Optoma’s projection products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver stunning crystal clear images with ultimate reliability.

Optoma projectors use DLP® technology, pioneered by Texas Instruments.  This uses millions of mirrors to produce high quality imagery which does not suffer color degradation over time, as sometimes experienced in other projector technologies.

The Optoma NuForce sound range is designed for people that care about audio. They are built from premium quality components to deliver sleek design and exceptional sound.

The Optoma Group has continental headquarters in the USA, Europe, and Asia.

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Laura Ringer
Optoma Technology, Inc.