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Luminous introduces Desert Storm – No. 1 fan in air delivery News & Image

Luminous introduces Desert Storm – No. 1 fan in air delivery News & Image

Luminous introduces Desert Storm – No. 1 fan in air delivery
250 CMM of air throw with negligible noise makes the fan an irresistible choice 

Chennai, 21st June, 2017:Luminous Power Technologies, a leading home electricals specialist in India is on a new product launch spree, especially in fans. Adding one more feather to its cap, Luminous today introduced another new fan,called Desert Storm, as a part of its successful “Hi Air” series of fans. The “Hi Air” series by Luminous, as its name suggests, is characterized by Highest Air Delivery output.

Desert Strom gives an air delivery output of 250 CMM, making it the best performing fan in the category. It has an extra strengthened motor with more copper which is the cause of the extra air delivery. A speed of 350 RPM ensures that this high air delivery output comes with almost negligible air cutting noise.

Vipul Sabharwal, Managing Director, Luminous Power technologies said, With Desert Storm, Luminous has taken a huge leap forward in terms of Air Delivery. Just like Sachin’s inning, which blew the competition away and blew away the minds of the audience worldwide, we believe that this fan, which is best in the industry, will blow away the minds of the consumers with its performance and air delivery.”

The name of the fan “Desert Storm” is a tribute to one of the most memorable feats by Luminous’ brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar in the Coca Cola Cup of 1998 held in Sharjah best known the “sandstorm innings” or “Desert Storm” for Sachin Tendulkar’s back to back centuries against Australia.

About Luminous Power Technologies

Luminous Power Technologies is the leading electrical specialist in India having a vast portfolio comprising of Power back up solutions such as Home UPS, Inverter Batteries and Solar Applications to Home Electrical offerings such as Fans, Wires, Switches and LED Lighting. With 28 years of existence, 7 manufacturing units, more than 28 sales offices in India and presence in over 36 countries, our 6000 employees serve more than 60,000 channel partners and millions of customers. Our motto has always been Customer Delight through Innovation & Passion with focus on Execution & Team-work.

 

 

Canon India’s Inkjet wireless range strengthened with the launch of PIXMA TS 3170 and E 3170

Canon India’s Inkjet wireless range strengthened with the launch of PIXMA TS 3170 and E 3170

Canon India’s Inkjet wireless range strengthened with the launch of PIXMA TS 3170 and E 3170

The new printers features easy to connect wireless features

Chennai, June 27, 2017: Committed to elevate imaging experiences of customers across the country, Canon India Pvt. Ltd announces expansion of its popular PIXMA series today, with the launch of two new models. Launched under the Consumer System Products’ Inkjet vertical, PIXMA TS3170 and PIXMA E3170 are aimed at augmenting the smart printing experience of home users.

The new PIXMA printers comes equipped with a segment-LCD display with intuitive icons that guide the user through all operations from wireless setup, to making multiple copies using different document sizes.

The enhanced operation panel features one-touch switching to direct wireless connection and back to standard network infrastructure mode, making it easy for friends and guests to connect and print without the need to divulge confidential wireless network passwords.

Both the printers come with a class apart, fingerprint and scratch resistant glossy grid pattern on their top surfaces which makes them easy to maintain.

TS3170 is best suited for occasional printing and is compatible with affordable cartridge Canon PG-745s and CL-746S. E3170 is best suited for everyday printing and is compatible with ink efficient cartridges PG-47 and Cl-57s which provides low cost printing of upto 400 monochrome documents and 180 color documents.

Sharing his thought on the latest product expansion, Mr. C Sukumaran, Assistant Director, Consumer Systems Products (CSP), Canon India Pvt. Ltd, said, “With consumer preferences evolving by the hour, innovation has become increasingly significant. Our focus at Canon is to continuously innovate with new consumer specific printing solutions and become an end -to-end solutions provider. The extension of our TS and E series inkjet printers is a step ahead in empowering the emerging tech-savvy Indian households with global technologies and smarter devices. These are designed to address our customer’s everyday printing requirements, backed with unparalleled quality and performance. Perfect household printing needs, the new launches boast of the convenience of wireless connectivity, new and improved design that makes printing even more consumer friendly.”

 With user friendly features and revamped design, Canon’s latest expansion serves as a good amalgamation of next level modern technology and cost-affectivity. PIXMA TS3170 and PIXMA E3170 are available at the cost of INR 4,995 and INR 5,995 respectively.

About Canon Group

Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon has been adhering to the “Kyosei” philosophy and has been striving to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, imaging devices, industrial systems and other products. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 is the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 317 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 189,571 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2015)
Canon in India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has 232 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 110 cities in the country.  Canon India’s service reach extends to over 600 towns covering 16,477 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 300 Camera collection points, 18  Camera repair centres, 222 Printer repair centers, 262 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers.

In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’ , reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products, camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon India recorded revenue of INR 2348. 6 crores in the year 2016.

Nokia P1 Nokia’s upcoming powerful smartphone

Nokia P1 Nokia’s upcoming powerful smartphone
The Nokia P1 smartphone of HMD Global is another smartphone to Nokia Android phone lineup. This phone can be launched at MWC 2017.

Nokia P1 is Nokia’s upcoming smartphone. The phone is coming with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display, which will be 2540 × 1440 pixels resolution. It will have an octa-core processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and this phone will come with 6 GB RAM and it will have an internal storage of 64 GB, which can be increased to 128 GB via card. This will give you the experience of good performance and gaming experience. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia P1 will have a 23-megapixel rear camera and it will have a front camera of 8 megapixels. It comes with the Phase Detection Autofocus technology for 0.1-Ultra-Fast Focusing, which is especially useful for moving objects. Nokia P will run on Android 7.0 and it will have a battery of 4500 mAh.

L&T South City Projects Ltd unveil foundation stone ceremony for Fifth Tower at Eden Park

L&T South City Projects Ltd unveil foundation stone ceremony for Fifth Tower at Eden Park

Eden Park is an ambitious project of L&T Realty, Pragnya Group and Aditya Brila Group. This is one of the largest residential projects in OMR with an area of 92 acres located at Siruseri near SIPCOT.

After successfully delivering Phase I that comprised 654 residential units and a school run by Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) and the launch of the first 4 towers at Eden Park Phase II,

L&T South City Projects Ltd unveil foundation stone ceremony for Fifth Tower at Eden Park
the construction of the 5th tower- Daffodil- will commence with Bhoomi Pooja of the project will be held today on June 25, 2017 at 9.am. The foundation stone will be laid by Mr. T. Srinagesh – Chairman of L&TSCPL. The occasion will be graced by the following key members of L&TSCPL.

 K. Srinivas Rao – Head Project, M. Kabaleeswaram – Head Sales & CRM, Francis o Hoakip – Director, Md. Zaffer Hussain – Head Marketing & Branding, Rohit Abraham – Head Business Development and N. Iniakrishnan – Head HR & Admin with all the existing customers of Eden Park are participated in this occasion. 

An extensive tree plantation has been planned for a green environment and will be done by customers of Daffodil tower. In this occasion Chairman, Mr. T. Srinagesh said, “As a part of Phase II development after launching and successfully completing majority of sales in all 4 towers, today we are happy to launch the 5th tower – Daffodil- in Phase II. As a commitment to our customers to handover as per schedule, we are opening sales and construction simultaneously”.

We welcome all our guests and well-wishers to participate enthusiastically and support us in our endeavour to make it a success.

Xerox builds on the success of Versant family with the launch of new Versant 3100 and Versant 180

Xerox builds on the success of Versant family with the launch of new Versant 3100 and Versant 180

Chennai, June , 2017: Xerox India, a part of Xerox Corporation, has seen tremendous success with its Versant 80 series that was launched at the end of 2015. The machine with its path breaking 10 Bit RIP resolution ( Ultra HD technology) and expansive media flexibility has been one of the highest selling models in the mid production range. To add to that, the company recently launched the new Xerox Versant® 180, Versant 180 Performance Package and Versant 3100 Presses at the Print Miracle 2017 held on April 7th – 9th. The newly-launched mid production colour presses succeeds its predecessor with a unique combination of even higher image quality, greater media latitude and higher duty cycles for more productivity and performances

Commenting at the launch, Mr. Balaji Rajagopalan, Executive Director, Technology, Channels & International Distributor Operations, Xerox India said, “We are excited to launch these new digital presses at the Print Miracle Expo 2017. The Xerox Versant family has already established a merit in productivity, automation andmedia flexibility. It has seen a great response in the market and we are looking forward to sustaining the momentum for this year as well. The newly-launched presses with enhanced automation featureswill achievea new standard of image quality by delivering four times more pixels than other presses while still printing at blazing fast speeds, thereby fuelling new levels of business growth for our customers.”
“The newly-acquired Versant 3100 has provided the benefits of advanced automation and productivity to meet our printing needs. It has already helped us with functions such as inline calibration, automatic front to back registration, and other state of the art features which, in turn, has led to an increase in productivity and would help us increase our revenue,”said Ms. UMA Mahesh- Managing Partner of Drisya Creations from Kochi, the first owner of the Versant 3100.
The Versant line gives printers greater capacity, output and inline automation tools such as a spectrophotometer, full-bleed booklet maker, punch, square fold trimmer and other advanced finishing tools for just about any application needed. The presses handle everything from trimmed and finished marketing collaterals, direct mail, signage, reports or full-bleed magazines on a range of media types and sizes from envelopes to 26-inch/660mm banner prints.

Xerox builds on the success of Versant family with the launch of new Versant 3100 and Versant 180 

 

The new Versant family of presses offer:
• More performance – With increased duty cycles and the ability to print from 80 to 100 pages per minute, the presses can print on stocks up to 350 gsm. Integrated technology such as Registration Alignment and Production Accurate Registration ensure image-to-media alignment and density uniformity.

• More feeding and finishing options – Advanced feeding capabilities allow for longer, uninterrupted print runs with inline finishing options including the Xerox Inserter, Xerox Basic Punch, the Xerox SquareFold Trimmer and the Xerox Two-Sided Trimmer.

• High image quality – Ultra HD Resolution and 10-bit technology provides four times more pixels on a page than other presses. Built-in Xerox Confident Color technology utilizing a Full Width Array combine to deliver optimum image quality. The Versant 180 Performance Package offers Xerox’s Automated Color Quality Suite with an inline spectrophotometer to provide fully automated color management.

Automation and productivity features in-plant shops need
According to InfoTrends, reducing production costs and improving efficiency are top priorities for 84 percent of in-plant facilities. Expanding into new print services and focusing on growing existing offerings follow close behind.

“In-plant printers need speed with robust duty cycles and technology to manage alignment and calibration. The new Xerox Versant presses provide the benefits of advanced automation and productivity to meet those needs,” said Pat McGrew, director, Keypoint Intelligence. “The presses’ Simple Image Quality Adjustment feature requires an internal target to be printed and scanned back, ensuring that adjustments are fast and straightforward, which embodies the best practice we recommend. This process provides an extremely accurate registration that printers will appreciate.”

About Xerox
Xerox Corporation is an $11 billion technology leader that innovates the way the world communicates, connects and works. Our expertise is more important than ever as customers of all sizes look to improve productivity, maximize profitability and increase satisfaction. We do this for small and mid-size businesses, large enterprises, governments, graphic communications providers, and for our partners who serve them.

We understand what’s at the heart of work – and all of the forms it can take. We embrace the increasingly complex world of paper and digital. Office and mobile. Personal and social. Every day across the globe – in more than 160 countries – our technology, software and people successfully navigate those intersections. We automate, personalize, package, analyze and secure information to keep our customers moving at an accelerated pace. For more information visit www.xerox.com.

1 U.S. Production Software Investment Survey 2015, InfoTrends

Hrithik Roshan, as its Brand Ambassador Exclusive to Audio Range and Power Bank

Hrithik Roshan, as its Brand Ambassador Exclusive to Audio Range and Power Bank

Zebronics, a brand that has made commendable strides in the Peripherals, consumer electronics and surveillance over the past 20 years, announced the very popular Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador. The brand acclaims Hrithik Roshan as a true exemplification to its philosophy, of marrying technology with style, designed for today’s fashionable and tech savvy youth.

On one hand, Hrithik is known for being a perfectionist and on the other, Zebronics stands true to its promise of superior quality and design. Blending both shall take the brand to unseen heights.

 

 

 

Throughout his movies we’ve watched him seamlessly blend into the persona regardless of whether he’s a hunk or a superhero or royalty. This correctly is reflective of Zebronics products which is high-quality ranking, delivering optimum performance.

Speaking on the association, Mr. Rajesh Doshi, Director, Zebronics said, “Hrithik Roshan is undoubtedly the indisputable choice for our brand. He is a versatile actor with youthful enthusiasm and positive inspiration that shall bring new vigor/dynamism to the brand to further expand our customer reach”

“His distinctiveness underlines the true epitome of our proposition and needless to say we are thrilled and excited to have him on board. He has always been the trend-setting star ‘always ahead’, like our brand attitude” he adds further.

Commenting on his coming on board as the brand ambassador for Zebronics, Hrithik Roshan said, “It’s amazing to see how Zebronics has grown & celebrated with the Indian Youth, tailoring solutions for the dynamic lives of today’s generation. Apart from my love for acting, Music drives me to do more and what better fit than Zebronics which is now synonym to Audio products in India. I am glad to become a part of Zebronics family”.

Apart from the launches and promotions, Hrithik Roshan shall also be involved actively with brand communication across platforms. Zebronics plans to roll its brand campaign with Hrithik Roshan shortly this year.

About Zebronics

Zebronics is India’s No.1 IT Peripherals Company. Brand Zebronics is today a household name in India, especially amongst the young. Incepted in the year 1997 and headquartered at Chennai, Zebronics is into a wide range of verticals, and has a total of 28 product categories and more than 350 SKUs. The product range encompasses IT peripherals, Speakers, Accessories, LED Televisions, Surveillance and coolers.

Operating through 31 offices across the country, employing 1000+ people. Zebronics operates through a network of about 50,000 channel partners throughout India, and has 126+ service centers. The company has received more than 63 prestigious industry awards.

Xiaomi அறிமுகம் செய்யும் Redmi 4, Redmi 4A மற்றும் Mi Router 3C சென்னை, 07 ஜீன், 2017 – முன்னனி தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனமாகத் திகழும் Xiaomi சென்னையில் இன்று Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 மற்றும் Mi Router 3C அறிமுகத்தினை அறிவித்துள்ள பத்திரிகை சந்திப்பு, புகைப்படங்கள் காணொளி இணைப்புகள் மற்றும் செய்தி.

Xiaomi அறிமுகம் செய்யும் Redmi 4, Redmi 4A மற்றும் Mi Router 3C சென்னை, 07 ஜீன், 2017 – முன்னனி தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனமாகத் திகழும் Xiaomi சென்னையில் இன்று Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 மற்றும் Mi Router 3C அறிமுகத்தினை அறிவித்துள்ள பத்திரிகை சந்திப்பு, புகைப்படங்கள் காணொளி இணைப்புகள் மற்றும் செய்தி.

Xiaomi அறிமுகம் செய்யும் Redmi 4, Redmi 4A மற்றும் Mi Router 3C சென்னை, 07 ஜீன், 2017 – முன்னனி தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனமாகத் திகழும் Xiaomi சென்னையில் இன்று Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 மற்றும் Mi Router 3C அறிமுகத்தினை அறிவித்துள்ள பத்திரிகை சந்திப்பு,  காணொளி 

Xiaomi அறிமுகம் செய்யும் Redmi 4, Redmi 4A மற்றும் Mi Router 3C சென்னை, 07 ஜீன், 2017 – முன்னனி தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனமாகத் திகழும் Xiaomi சென்னையில் இன்று Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 மற்றும் Mi Router 3C அறிமுகத்தினை அறிவித்துள்ள பத்திரிகை சந்திப்பு, புகைப்படங்கள் ,

Xiaomi அறிமுகம் செய்யும் Redmi 4, Redmi 4A மற்றும் Mi Router 3C சென்னை, 07 ஜீன், 2017 – முன்னனி தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனமாகத் திகழும் Xiaomi சென்னையில் இன்று Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 மற்றும் Mi Router 3C அறிமுகத்தினை அறிவித்துள்ளது. மேலும் இந்நிறுவனம் 20 மே அன்று, அதன் முதல் இண்டிய Mi Home Store அறிமுகத்தையும் மேற்கொண்டுள்ளது. Mi Home ஸ்டோர்கள், Xiaomi -ன் பிரத்தியேக ஆஃப்லைன் ரீடெய்ல் ஸ்டோர்களாகும், இவை Mi- ரசிகர்கள் Xiaomi-ன், சமீபத்திய தயாரிப்புகளை ஒற்றை குடையின் கீழ் அனுபவித்தல் மற்றும் வாங்குதலை சாத்தியமாக்குகிறது, இந்த ஸ்டோர்கள் Xiaomi-n “Internet+” and “New retail” அணுகுமுறையை வெளுப்படுத்தும் வகையில் மின்வர்த்தகத்தின் திறனை ஆஃப்லைன் ரீடெய்லின் சேவை மற்றூம் பயணர் அனுபவத்துடன் இணைத்து வழங்குகிறது. பெங்களூரூவில் ஃபீனிக்ஸ் மார்க்கெட்சிடிடியில் திறக்கப்பட்ட முதல் Mi Home 20 மே 2017 முதல் பொது மக்களுக்கான அணுகுவசதியை வழங்கியது மற்றும் திறந்த முதல் 12 மணி நேரங்களுக்கு ரூ.5 கோடிகள் மதிப்பிலான விற்பனை வருவாயை (775,000 யு.எஸ் டாலர்கள்) ஈட்டி சாதனை படைத்துள்ளது.

POWERGRID’s Profit After Tax crosses Rs. 7500 crore

POWERGRID’s Profit After Tax crosses Rs. 7500 crore

POWERGRID’s Profit After Tax crosses Rs. 7500 crore

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a ‘Navratna’ Company under Ministry of Power, GoI, has posted a net profit of Rs.7,520 crore over a turnover of Rs. 26,581 crore for FY 2016-17, registering a growth of about 25% in Turnover and 26% in Net Profit compared to FY 2015-16, on a standalone basis. The Company surpassed Rs.25,000 crore Turnover and Rs.7,500 crore Profit After Tax for the first time.

For the fourth quarter of FY2016-17, the Company has posted a net profit of Rs. 1,916 crore, as against a net profit of Rs.1,569 crore registering an increase of 22% with respect to corresponding period of FY 2015-16.

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(L to R): Shri Ravi P. Singh, Director (Personnel), Shri I. S. Jha, CMD, Shri K Sreekant, Director (Finance) and Shri V. K. Saksena, CVO, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited at the Press Conference in Mumbai on May 30, 2017. 

The Company has proposed a final dividend of 33.5% in addition to interim dividend of 10.0% (already paid) for the financial year 2016-17.

As at the end of April, 2017, POWERGRID is operating about 139,700 ckt. kms. of transmission lines along with 220 Sub-stations with transformation capacity of more than 292,500 MVA. With the use of state-of-the-art maintenance techniques, average Availability of transmission system during the year 2016-17 was maintained at 99.79%.

During the FY 2016-17, POWERGRID completed a number of important inter-regional transmission lines including +/-800kV HVDC Champa-Kurukshetra line, Angul-Srikakulam line and Wardha – Nizamabad line. The Company also completed two projects under TBCB.

The Company incurred a capital expenditure to the tune of ~ Rs.24,429 crore during the period, which was highest ever in a year.

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Shri I. S. Jha, Chairman & Managing Director, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, addressing the media at a Press Conference in Mumbai on May 30, 2017.

With the end of FY 2016-17, XII Five Year Plan (2012-17) has also concluded and during this period, POWERGRID has achieved highest ever capital investment of ~₹1,12,664 crore surpassing the target of ₹1,10,000 crore (originally envisaged ~₹1,00,000 crore at the beginning of the Plan).

During XII Plan, POWERGRID achieved new milestones in technology adoption, deployment and innovation. The Company successfully implemented the world’s longest multi-terminal ±800kV HVDC in the form of Biswanath-Chariyali (NER)-Agra and deployed latest state-of-the-art technologies like aerial patrolling of transmission lines using helicopters and drones for O&M of transmission lines. With successful testing of 1200kV UHV AC, POWERGRID introduced a new voltage level to the world, through a unique public-private partnership.  

A new chapter in audio excellence with the launch of Sennheiser HE 1- The Best and Finest Headphones in the World #LegendReborn

A new chapter in audio excellence with the launch of Sennheiser HE 1- The Best and Finest Headphones in the World #LegendReborn

A new chapter in audio excellence with the launch of Sennheiser HE 1- The Best and Finest Headphones in the World #LegendReborn
 
 German Audio specialist Sennheiser, today re-defined the limits of audiophile sound in India as it launched the world’s finest and the best headphones- Sennheiser HE 1, successor to the legendary Orpheus. Sennheiser HE 1 is a proof of that Sennheiser is truly shaping the future of audio in the Indian market. The new audio miracle combines a unique amplifier concept with carefully selected materials and highest quality craftsmanship the world has ever seen before. The HE 1 will be available in India from May 2017 for INR 45,00,000.

A new chapter in audio excellence with the launch of Sennheiser HE 1- The Best and Finest Headphones in the World

#LegendReborn

German Audio specialist Sennheiser, today re-defined the limits of audiophile sound in India as it launched the world’s finest and the best headphones- Sennheiser HE 1, successor to the legendary Orpheus. Sennheiser HE 1 is a proof of that Sennheiser is truly shaping the future of audio in the Indian market. The new audio miracle combines a unique amplifier concept with carefully selected materials and highest quality craftsmanship the world has ever seen before. The HE 1 will be available in India from May 2017 for INR 45,00,000.

 A frequency response that extends beyond the range of human hearing and the lowest total harmonic distortion that has ever been measured in an audio reproduction system are just some of the technical highlights of this milestone product- Sennheiser HE 1.

Building high-end headphones which sound so brilliant that you feel that you are in a concert hall; creating acoustics that surpass anything that has been heard before: this has always been Sennheiser’s vision. And in 1990/1991, the audio specialist achieved precisely that: Sennheiser took the audio world by storm with an engineering masterpiece that eliminated all previous ideas about the performance limitations of headphones. The HE 1, an electrostatic headphone system with an impressive 500 V tube amplifier, became an icon of the audio industry and was recognized as the best headphones in the world – until now.

Almost 25 years after the legendary Orpheus, Sennheiser is once again surpassing the limits of what is technically feasible and is opening a new chapter in audio excellence. The new HE 1 represents a unique combination of meticulous engineering skills and technological brilliance. The result: an unprecedented sound experience with the ultimate in reproduction precision and unique spatiality.

Commenting on the launch Dr Andreas Sennheiser, CEO, Sennheiser, said “To craft a successor to the legendary Orpheus as a reference product for the industry itself, Sennheiser worked tirelessly on innovative technical solutions, consistently putting previously used acoustics approaches to the test and exploiting every conceivable possibility when it came to selecting the optimum materials. For almost a decade, a core team of developers, engineers and designers dedicated themselves to producing a successor, and they have now created a headphone system that is beyond comparison. We are very proud of this exceptional product for the benchmark for the Indian market. The HE 1 stands for the innovative capabilities of our company and the joint commitment of our workforce to the pursuit of perfect sound.”

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Kapil Gulati, Director Consumer Segment saidWe are very thrilled to have launched the World’s finest headphones, now in India. India has emerged as one of the biggest and fastest growing markets in the audiophile industry and with the launch of these headphones we have managed to set a new benchmark yet again. We at Sennheiser always thrive for excellence and are reshaping the future of high-end audio world in pursuit of perfect sound. “

 A patented amplifier concept for incomparable sound

At the heart of the amplifier are eight vacuum tubes that process the incoming signal. The advantage of tube amplifiers is their superior impulse processing.However, one challenge is their sensitivity to air-borne-noise. For this reason, the amplifier housing was crafted from granular, inhomogeneous Carrara marble and is freely suspended with the amplifier. The decoupling of the tubes in combination with the damping properties of the marble has the effect of reducing structure-borne noise to an absolute minimum. The tubes themselves also have a high-quality patent-pending enclosure consisting of quartz-glass bulbs that perfectly shield them from their surroundings.

The tube amplifier stage is followed by a patented ultra-high impulse amplifier stage that is directly integrated into the cups of the headphones. The result is impressive: a 200 percent rise in efficiency compared to other products. In electrostatic headphones, most of the amplifier power is lost in the cable between the headphones and the tube amplifier. Only around one third of the power generated is used to produce sound waves, Sennheiser’sapproach was therefore to amplify the alternating voltage to high voltages not at the beginning of the cable but at the point where it is required – directly at the gold-vaporised ceramic electrodes in the headphones themselves. The great advantage of this design is the extremely short distance between the amplifier and the diaphragm which is less than one centimetre in the new HE1. Thus, the headphone system requires far less power for charge reversal, as the current capacities are much lower. At a voltage of only around 5 Volt, the music signal is transmitted balanced to the high-voltage amplifier integrated into the headphones and is amplified there. This ensures extremely high impulse fidelity with relatively low power requirements. Just like the tubes of the tube amplifier, the system’s MOS-FET transistors have a square characteristic curve to prevent the hard distortion that occurs in amplifiers with bi-polar transistors.

Sennheiser places the new amplifier concept in a class that the audio specialist calls Cool Class A. In the low-frequency range, Cool Class A provides Class A power at any volume. In the high- and ultrahigh-frequency range, the amplifier switches from Class A to the usual Class AB operation. That will, however, only be the case when listening to a very unusual frequency spectrum.

 Gold-vaporised ceramic electrodes and platinum-vaporised diaphragms

 Meticulous attention has also been paid to every detail of the material selection for the HE 1 to fully exploit the sound potential of the reference headphones. Each of the more than 6,000 individual components was carefully chosen, their acoustic characteristics were evaluated and finally the optimum combination was put together. After all, it is the interaction between all components that is ultimately responsible for the audio quality of the headphones. For example, to ensure the outstanding performance of the acoustic unit, Sennheiser uses gold-vaporised ceramic electrodes and platinum-vaporised diaphragms.

It goes without saying that the cables too have been specially designed and built. The eight wires of the high-performance cables are made of oxygen-free copper and plated with a coating of silver, which provides optimum conductivity for perfect transmission of the audio signal. The wires are sheathed in an insulating layer that has a mixture of differently structured materials which eliminates the sound waves acting on the cable.

 Ultra-wide frequency response and the world`s lowest total harmonic distortion

With its unique transducer system, the new HE 1 has a frequency response of 8 hertz to more than 100 kilohertz. This is a frequency range which far exceeds the limits of human hearing ability. Nevertheless, this extremely wide frequency response does influence the sound experience, as it ensures that, in the audible range, the sound of the headphones is virtually free of distortion.

At one kilohertz and a sound pressure level of 100 decibels, the total harmonic distortion of the headphone system is a mere 0.01 percent, which means it reproduces the sound of the audio source with greater fidelity and in more detail than any other product in the audio world. Therefore, in terms of sound purity, Sennheiser is venturing into areas that have never been measured in a sound reproduction system. Even the slightest nuances of the music become audible.

Technology beyond the reference

The HE 1 can be operated with a wide range of analogue and digital audio sources. Apart from balanced inputs, the headphone system also has unbalanced input sockets; the incoming signals are balanced before being further processed. Digital audio sources are connected via S/PDIF (optical and coaxial) or USB. To convert the digital music data into analog signals, the HE 1 uses the ESS SABRE ES9018 chip – a reference in the field of digital-to-analog converters. In the HE 1, its eight internal DACs convert audio data with a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 384 kHz or DSD signals with 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz into balanced analog signals. For each stereo channel, four DACs are connected in parallel for noise reduction. Thus, the entire frequency spectrum of high-end audio sources is reproduced without distortion. The circuit was optimised for the fully symmetrical design of the HE1.

Unrivalled sound experienced for all senses

The unique HE 1 experience begins long before you start listening. When the on/off-volume control is pressed, the controls at the front slowly extend from the amplifier housing, before the vacuum tubes with their quartz glass bulbs rise from the base and start to glow. Finally, a glass cover is automatically raised, allowing the headphones to be removed. The main aim was to provide a sensual experience by using highest quality materials.

The marble that Sennheiser chose for the amplifier housing comes from Carrara in Italy and is the same type of marble that Michelangelo used to create his sculptures. The rotary switches for the source and the volume controls are milled from a single piece of brass and chromium-plated. The positions of the four switches are controlled by a microprocessor and activated by high-quality relays. Each element can be remote-controlled and will follow any adjustments that the listener makes. For example, if the input switch is changed by remote control from USB to Balanced, the respective button will also rotate.

The combination of outstanding technology, exquisite design and the highest-quality materials is also continued in the headphones themselves. The genuine leather ear cushions are crafted in Germany and ensure the highest possible comfort even over several hours. At the inner side of the cushions, hypoallergenic, breathable microfiber fabric provides additional acoustic absorption. All these materials form an ingenious combination of design, comfort and function – for a unique audio experience that appeals to all senses.

 To immerse yourself in the unique world of the HE 1, please contact the Sennheiser HE 1 Concierge Service (+ 49 69 89 91 47 95) by phone or simply fill out the form http://en-in.sennheiser.com/sennheiser-he-1  and Sennheiser team will contact you as soon as possible. 

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