Dan Clark Audio - Stealth - Planar Magnetic Headphones
STEALTH is Dan Clark Audio’s flagship headphone, and its striking matte black and red design offers a teaser of its stunningly smooth, rich and spacious sound.
Stealth takes its design cues from stealth aircraft, and is finished to levels you’d expect in the finest of luxury cars.
STEALTH is a closed-back headphone that delivers great isolation, while proprietary Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS) works with all-new 4th generation driver to create a huge, wide-open soundstage.
STEALTH features a self-adjusting headband and an emphasis on ergonomics that make extended listening comfortable. Gone are the mechanical sliders for fit adjustment; the “self-adjusting suspension system” that seats the headphone just right, with no muss or fuss. The leather headband's fine red stitching creates a quilted head-strap that’s not only gorgeous but is also functional and comfortable. The embroidered Stealth logo adds a dash of color to Stealth’s all-black aesthetic.
This is Dan Clark Audio's most exciting project to-date, with novel technology never before seen on any audio market - ready to dive in?
Patent-pending Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS) delivers unprecedented high-frequency detail and clarity for the ultimate in smoothness, tone, and detail retrieval
All-new 4th generation v-Planar driver with our largest planar diaphragm to date, delivering exceptional dynamics with vanishingly low distortion for a natural and “easy” listen
Improved driver tensioning system delivers incredible consistency across units
All-new auto-adjusting suspended strap gives Stealth a perfect fit, every time
Pre-formed ergonomic strap spreads weight evenly across the head for incredibly comfortable extended listening
Strap quilting improves comfort and reduces heat buildup
Composite synthetic suede and protein-leather pads offer a sung fit with minimal clamp, with a pleasant touch on the skin
Carbon / aluminum bonded cup design yields maximum stiffness with minimum weight
Folding gimbals allow Stealth to be packed in a compact case for safe and easy transport
Stealth is designed and built by hand in San Diego, California, and is backed by quality and support you can count on
Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System(AMTS)
All headphones are subject to high-frequency standing waves which can make treble sound harsh, fatiguing, or synthetic.
AMTS is a patent pending inline device placed between the transducer and ear. It integrates waveguides, diffusion control, quarter-wave, and Helmholtz resonators into one compact structure.
Diffusion reduces some standing wave formation while resonators act as both precision and broad filters to smooth and shape the frequency response, smoothing the sound from the midrange through the highest frequencies.
AMTS renders high frequencies with a refreshingly smooth, accurate, and detailed delivery across all genres.
Stealth's all-new 4th generation planar-magnetic driver delivers the smoothest, richest, and most detailed experience Dan Clark Audio could create. Its 20% larger than the E2 driver and uses patented v-Planar technology to reduce THD and improve low frequency extension.
But that is not where it stops! Diaphragm are made on an all-new system for a more uniform and consistent tension, lower distortion, and better matching.