L-Acoustics bring portability to their famous live sound with a breakthrough in personal listening earphones powered by JH Audio

Built on JH Audio’s leading in-ear technology, Contour XO is the first earphone to offer the L-Acoustics iconic live music sound, providing a premium listening experience for professional and personal use.

MARCOUSSIS, France – 28th October 2020 L-Acoustics Creations, a division of L-Acoustics dedicated to offering stage-quality sound products for home listening environments, introduces the new Contour XO in-ear monitor. The Contour XO is the perfect pocket-size reference earphone for rock stars, sound professionals and serious music lovers alike. 

Whether performing a drive-in concert or working from your home office, you will hear accurate, distortion-free reproduction built to deliver the intense emotional impact of live music. 

Contour XO is born from a collaboration between two audio icons: Jerry Harvey of JH Audio and Dr. Christian Heil of L- Acoustics. Both pioneered technologies that forever changed the concert experience for musicians and for music fans: JH Audio developed multi-driver in-ear monitors, which give pop divas and guitar gods more mobility on stage and make musicians less prone to tinnitus. You may recognise some of JH Audio’s happy customers: Billie Eilish, Post Malone and the Rolling Stones.

L-Acoustics, meanwhile, set the standard for top-notch modern PA systems with their line array Wave Sculpting Technology. You may also recognise some of the venues and festivals that rely on L- Acoustics’ powerful and innovative sound systems: Coachella, the Hollywood Bowl, Austin City Limits and The Hammersmith Apollo to name a few. 

For the first time, Harvey and Heil have combined forces to reproduce the renowned L- Acoustics sonic signature in a premium, 10-driver in-ear monitor that elevates the standard for in-ear monitoring. Contour XO offers control of the low end with bass adjustment of up to 15 dB above flat response. Musicians and everyday music lovers will marvel at the detail and clarity of the sounds transmitted by the limited-edition premium in-ear audio solution, Contour XO

“I’ve been trying to make my in-ears sound like an L-Acoustics PA for years,” said Jerry Harvey. “It wasn’t until their team challenged us that we got as close as we could. The L-Acoustics R&D team has been great to work with!” 

“I was impressed by the jeweller-like precision with which JH Audio could tune to match our frequency contour in such a miniaturised enclosure,” said Dr. Christian Heil. “There’s a very generous, deep low-end contour and a high-end extension that I’ve never heard on an IEM before. The sound is natural and powerful!” 

Contour XO is state-of-the-art equipment, and hand made in the USA by the talented engineers at JH Audio. Available now exclusively via the L-Acoustics eStore.
Priced at €1,350 and €1,690 plus tax, for universal or custom fit respectively.
The custom fit versions can be purchased directly at JHAudio.com, starting at $1949 plus tax.

For more details, visit: l-acoustics.com/contour-xo

About L-Acoustics Creations 

L-Acoustics Creations is a division of L-Acoustics, devoted to the creation of extraordinary sound systems and sound spaces in residential, architectural, and cultural environments. L-Acoustics is the world leader in premium sound systems for live events and large-scale architectural projects: music venues, stadia, performing arts centres, museums, theme parks, and cruise ships. For decades, L-Acoustics has shaped the future of sound through the company’s dedication to innovation, product design excellence and technologies that enable audio professionals and artists to elevate the listener experience. More information at www.l-acoustics-creations.com

About L-Acoustics 

Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is the market leader in professional sound reinforcement technologies. With over 500 team members worldwide and offices in Paris, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Singapore, L-Acoustics is present in over 80 countries via our network of Certified Providers. Focused on solutions that elevate the audience experience, more than 25% of L-Acoustics’ talent is devoted to advanced R&D in the areas of acoustics, applications, mechanics, electronics, signal processing, and software development. 

Recognised for pioneering the line source array, L-Acoustics continues to shape the future of sound with L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, a multidimensional, object-based approach to designing, mixing, and processing sound that results in extremely natural and intelligible audio and a more vibrant, authentic connection between artists and their fans. 

L-Acoustics technologies can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NFL Cardinals State Farm Stadium, Allianz Arena home of Bayern Munich, or the Philharmonie de Paris, as well as the world’s top-grossing festivals, and on tour or in residencies with world-class artists such as P!nk, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Mark Knopfler, and Post Malone. Please visit www.l-acoustics.com to learn more. 

About JH Audio 

JH Audio is headquartered in Orlando, Florida serving major entertainment hubs across the United States with offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Purveyors of audio innovation and pioneers of the most detailed, accurate in-ear monitors on the market, JH Audio has developed an unrivalled portfolio of proprietary pro-sound technology. 

JH Audio combines over 25 years’ experience in live audio mixing with more than 15 years of designing and building in-ear monitors for some of the most demanding ears on the planet. JH Audio IEMs have served world-class talents including Van Halen, Aerosmith, Justin Timberlake, U2, Bruno Mars, the Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Post Malone, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, and many more. The company rocks a full line of custom in-ear pro music monitors, and their mind-blowing innovations are used by engineers, artists and audiophiles alike. Learn more at jhaudio.com.

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