Posted Tue Mar 7, 2017 at 02:30 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The products mark the company's entry into the high performance audio/video market.
Tidal Force has announced two new products for the AV market. The lineup includes premium certified HDMI cables and High-Fidelity Planar Magnetic Headphones.
The HDMI cables have been tested to ensure support for the full 18Gbps bandwidth from the HDMI 2.0b specification. Likewise, the cables carry the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Label, designating reliable performance for 4k Ultra HD signals up to 2160p @ 50/60 Hz and advanced features such as higher frame rates, cinema wide 21:9 aspect ratio, HDR, expanded color spaces including BT.2020 colorimetry, 4:4:4 chroma sampling, CEC extensions, up to 32 channels of audio and 1536 kHz audio sampling frequency. Here's a rundown of additional key features per the press release:
- 24K Gold-plated connectors & higher thickness of gold-plated contact pins create precise contact for low signal loss.
- Tidal Force Super Shield-Assembly of the metal top and bottom shield act as a highly effective EMI shield from wireless sources and offers excellent structural integrity.
- High Quality Cable-Twisted-pair construction reduces cross talk with impendence matched. Triple-layer shielding provides superior isolation. (Protective PVC Jacket, Copper Braid Shield, 95% Aluminized Mylar foil.)
- Diameter 6.9mm
- Aluminum End caps
Beyond cables, the company is also launching its new Wave 5 open-backed headphones with planar magnetic drivers. The magnetic drivers are like a crossbreed between dynamic diaphragms and electrostatic drivers, offering high-end sound.
Here's a rundown of key specs per the press release:
- Style: Open back
- Transducer type: Planar magnetic
- Magnet type: Neodymium
- Driver Size: 56 mm
- Maximum SPL: 100dB/1mW at 1 kHz
- Frequency response: 16~50 kHz
- Total harmonic distortion: Less than 1% at 1mW，1kHz
- Impedance: 42Ω ±10% at 1kHz
- Weight: 480g
Tidal Force Wave 5 headphones are expected to launch in April for a suggested retail price of $299.99. Meanwhile, the Tidal Force Premium Certified HDMI cables are available now in 1, 2 and 3 meter sizes for $14.99, $19.99, and $29.99.
Source: Tidal Force
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