Dharma D1000 – Electrostatic Serenity
There’s something undeniably magic about electrostatics. Whether it’s loudspeakers or headphones, their ability to resolve inner detail, to reproduce music with immediacy, transparency,and focus is unparalleled. Utilising an almost massless thin film membrane, they have long been regarded as the Holy Grail, and what they do as magic.
ENIGMAcoustics came into existence with that belief. And as a company devoted to electrostatic design, they made a statement right out of the gate with their groundbreaking Sopranino electrostatic super tweeter. Its design, built around their patented SBESL™ (Self-Biased Electrostatic) technology, eliminates the need for an external AC connection to provide a polarising voltage.
This patented SBESL™ technology is implemented now ─ as a miniaturised work of art ─ in the Dharma D1000 Electrostatic/Dynamic Hybrid Stereo Headphone. The result, not unexpectedly, is high frequency response that extends to 40kHz, and sweet, nuanced, sound that will take your breath away. Augmenting the electrostatic HF element for lower frequencies is a 52mm Washi paper based dynamic driver, which provides not only bass extension to 5Hz, but palpably impactful mid bass as well. It transitions seamlessly to DHARMA’s electrostatic tweeter with a phase coherent first order slope.
At 450 grams, Dharma D1000 is comfortable. It is also an ergonomic and stylish design featuring a high-grade aluminium alloy housing and sound that will envelope the listener in nothing less than electrostatic serenity.