Introducing the Revolutionary Model One Headphone System From Sonoma Acoustics
Long before the appellation of Hi-Res Audio even existed, a professional recording system called Sonoma was raising the bar for audio quality in ways that would define the entire category. Today, with literally thousands of hi-res recordings to its credit, Sonoma workstations are still busy capturing projects for the most discriminating artists around the world.
Now there is a brand new Sonoma, only this one is not for recording but for playback. Introducing the Sonoma Model One Headphone System, the world’s first headphone system designed from the ground up to be optimized for hi-res audio playback. And it’s not just the name that’s special; these headphones are built around a totally new and revolutionary electrostatic transducer, which, true to the Sonoma heritage, promises to raise the bar for music listening all over again.
So please explore our site. There’s much more to discover about the Model One and it’s hi-res heritage.
Designed for comfort and optimized for today’s Hi-Res Audio formats, the M1 over-ear headphone utilizes the finest materials and the latest transducer technology to deliver outstanding acoustic performance.
The M1 is the World’s first headphone to use High-Precision Electrostatic Laminate (HPEL) audio transducers.
The DAC & Energizer
Delivering performance without compromise, ESS SABRE reference DACs, an AKM Premium ADC, and custom 64-bit double-precision fixed-point DSP, sit at the heart of a high precision, ultra-low noise, low distortion system.
The M1 supports all of the Hi-Res Audio formats an audiophile would expect from a class-leading audio product.
SONOMA™ MODEL ONE ELECTROSTATIC HEADPHONE SYSTEM RECEIVES RAVE REVIEW FROM CHRIS MARTENS IN UK’S HI-FI+
“To hear Sonoma’s Model One system in action is to want one of your very own (or at least that’s been my experience thus far.)” Chris MartensRead more
SONOMA ACOUSTICS HEADS TO THE L.A. AUDIO SHOW WITH ITS MODEL ONE ARMED WITH TWO POSITIVE REVIEWS BY CHRIS MARTENS AND TYLL HERTSENS
Sonoma Acoustics is heading to the L.A. Audio Show with its Model One (M1) Electrostatic Headphone System bolstered by positive reviews by two well-know industry critics—Chris Martens of Hi-Fi+ and Tyll Hertsens of Innerfidelity.Read more
SONOMA™ MODEL ONE ELECTROSTATIC HEADPHONE SYSTEM GARNERS SPOT ON TYLL HERTSENS’ COVETED “WALL OF FAME” AT INNERFIDELITY
“Music listening pleasure is the paramount characteristic for any audio gear in my opinion and the Model One delivers. Headphones should be evaluated on that score, and I’ll need the Model One to compare. Up on the Wall of Fame it goes!” Tyll HertsensRead more
The Sonoma Story
The story of Sonoma™ is in many ways the story of Hi-Res Audio, which itself grew directly out of the titanic format wars between Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio when the two rival consortia poured money and talent into the race to produce the best high-resolution recording and reproduction technology. The Sonoma Digital Audio Workstation would, indisputably, emerge as one of the crowning achievements of this endeavor to advance the state of the audio art.