By Paul Manfrini // Director of Product Development, Ultimate Ears on January 14, 2010
Filed: Logitech UE
Today at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California, Ultimate Ears unveiled the new flagship in our custom monitor line: the Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom Monitors. Why are we excited? It’s simply the best custom IEM we have ever made.
The Ultimate Ears 18 Pro in-ear monitors pack 6 high fidelity speakers in each handcrafted earphone creating more detail and soundstage than ever before: 2 dedicated woofers, 2 speakers for the mids and 2 speakers for the highs.
In addition, this is the first time we separated the music with a true 4 way cross over, and a new patent pending 3 sound channel design that separates the lows mids and highs until the reach your ear and blend more naturally.
And you don’t have to take our word for it. Here what the pros are saying about the new Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom Monitors:
- “These Ultimate Ears 18 Pros are unbelievable – very crisp, detailed and more pronounced. I have more control over what I hear & therefore more control of my vocals through my microphone.” – Natalie Cole, legendary recording artist
- “The new Ultimate Ears UE 18 Pro custom monitors are simply the best I’ve used on stage – a new bench mark has been set. The low end and levels that can be achieved are outstanding. It’s like wearing a pair of reference studio headphones on stage.” – Jon Lewis, professional sound engineer for AC/DC
The Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom Monitors are compatible with wireless transmission systems and portable media devices. Packaged in a rugged, personalized aluminum roadie box, the monitors are designed to withstand the rigors of any tour.
So visit your local audiologist today to get your ear impressions done. The Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom Monitors will be available in February for of $1350 (U.S.).
We also announced the Ultimate Ears 1 Pro Custom Monitor today at NAMM. Ideal for in-studio recording as well as live stage performances, the Ultimate Ears 1 Pro monitor is a single in-ear monitor solution – with 4 speakers – that lets you hear external sound along with your professional in-ear mix while performing on stage or recording in the studio. And the Ultimate Ears 1 Pro’s custom-designed, single cable with clip features reduced distortion and eliminates the need for a dual set of monitors and a standard Y cable. The Ultimate Ears 1 Pro Custom is expected to be available next month for $449 (U.S.).
Stay tuned as I’ll be posting soon about some other cool stuff I see on the NAMM show floor this weekend.