The Warwick Acoustics APERIO is designed without compromise to set new standards in sound reproduction, and to redefine the level of audio performance achievable in a headphone system.
The model name for Warwick Acoustics’ flagship, reference headphone system is a literal match for our design goal: to reproduce and reveal all recorded audio content definitively, without alteration.
The APERIO is designed for the demanding professional audio market, as a reference studio monitor headphone system for High-Resolution Audio production, mastering, mixing and recording applications. Moreover, the APERIO is designed to be equally capable in ultra-high-end home consumer applications.
The APERIO reference headphone system strives to deliver the highest level of audio performance achievable, by means of our proprietary planar electrostatic technology.
The APERIO utilizes a highly-refined, evolutionary advancement of technology originally developed by Warwick Acoustics for it’s ground-breaking and multi-award-winning Sonoma Model One Headphone System.
The APERIO is designed for demanding applications that require ultra-high resolution and higher output levels.
The APERIO has been optimized for resolving the most minute, low-level details present on any form of audio media. These capabilities must be achieved without inducing distortion artifacts and other anomalies, such as “listener fatigue”. Sound reproduction quality and audio performance should be identical at all listening levels.
The APERIO features a wide range of inputs, including balanced and unbalanced analog, AES3 (AES/EBU), S/PDIF Coaxial, USB and Ethernet (LAN).
The APERIO is unique in being a fully networkable product that exceeds typical DLNA limitations and allows digital audio reproduction of native or DoP 256 fs DSD and higher sample rate PCM formats to 384 kHz.
Within the APERIO all audio signals are kept in their native domain and format: analog always remains analog; DSD stays DSD until its final conversion to analog; PCM sample rates are never converted. The signal path is pure, as direct as possible and unadulterated.
The APERIO also features an exceptional Line Output section for driving other electronics and sound reproduction components that include outboard amplifiers and loudspeakers. Balanced and unbalanced outputs are capable of driving very long cables to the highest levels with prodigious current delivery. For studio applications, downstream components connected by 150-meter balanced cables can be driven to 15 dBu without distortion.
The Line Output feature, in conjunction with an uncompromised Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), preamplifier functionality and outstanding audio fidelity, enable the APERIO to perform optimally as the central hub of a state-of-the-art, two-channel studio monitoring system or ultra-high-end home audio system.
The APERIO indicates its output level in precise 0.1 dB increments via a front panel full-color, high-resolution display. This display also alerts the user if any faults such as output clipping, overheating or disconnected cables are detected.
The APERIO’s firmware is updateable via its USB input, using a simple APP for any Windows / MAC / Linux-based host. This feature allows users to keep the APERIO current and up-to-date over its full lifetime.
The complete APERIO system, (headphone, electronics, accessories), is packaged in an exceptionally durable travel case, formed of heavy-duty Polypropylene.
This case is watertight, crushproof, and dustproof, and features an automatic pressure equalization valve that balances interior pressure, keeping water out. The case also features a retractable extension handle, stainless steel hardware and four polyurethane wheels. This rugged case provides complete protection of the entire APERIO system and enables it to be conveniently transportable.
NOTE: All specifications shown are subject to change without notice.