NuForce's Primo 8 In-Ear Headphones Deliver Unsurpassed Vocal Sound Quality Using a Breakthrough Quad Balanced Armature Speaker Design

NuForce releases Primo 8, new flagship in-ear headphones that provide stellar bass, captivating mids and delicate highs to envelop the listener in musical textures almost real enough to touch. The Primo 8 excels in its ability to reproduce vocals unlike any other in-ear headphones on the market, today.

Fremont, CA April 16, 2014


NuForce Inc., a leader in professional and consumer audio gear, announces the release of Primo 8, its new flagship audiophile-quality in-ear headphones. The Primo 8 unites the coherence and seamlessness of one-driver earphones with the detail and transient speed of balanced armature drivers delivering an extraordinarily natural, lifelike sound. The Primo 8 excels in its ability to reproduce vocals unlike any other in-ear headphones on the market, today.

In-Ear Audiophile-Quality Speaker System

NuForce has outfitted each Primo 8 earpiece with four proprietary balanced armature speakers to form a unique 3-way design. The four balanced-armature drivers located in each earphone deliver smooth, extended response, explosive dynamic realism and fatigue-free sound. Two of the speakers operate as one for bass frequencies, with one speaker for midrange and one speaker for treble.

With two speakers working in tandem to reproduce the lowest frequency ranges, the listener will experience the purest, most natural bass possible. The Primo 8's fast, rock-solid bass operates as the foundation for dynamic sound reproduction previously available only in the most costly over-ear dynamic and electrostatic designs.

Ideal Balance and Accuracy

The graininess of other balanced armature earphone designs is often the result of crosstalk between drivers due to their crossover network's inability to prevent excessive frequency overlap. To combat this, NuForce has created a patent-pending three-way phase-coherent crossover design that achieves linear phase performance. This results in a natural, three-dimensional soundstage, lightning-fast transients and crystalline transparency.

The Primo 8's proprietary crossover design has the earphone's four speakers singing together as one. The results of this technology are clearly audible. Plucked strings take on an amazingly life-like presence, vocalists sound as if they are there "in-the-flesh," percussion explodes in a truly three-dimensional sound stage. With the Primo 8, the subtlest of details appear magical and the sound is never fatiguing.

Proprietary Cable Design

To achieve the Primo 8's unprecedented sound, nothing less than the best audio cable will do. To be sure, there is more to the apparently smooth and lightweight cable than meets the eye. Inside this unique NuForce star-pattern Litz cable are several advanced technologies designed to achieve the most accurate sound reproduction possible.

For strain relief, typically a weak point of earphones, the Primo No. 8's cable is built around a core of Kevlar Silk. This core is then surrounded by a star pattern of seven silver wires. A layer of insulation envelops the silver wires, which in turn is surrounded by another star-pattern of nine bundles of fine gauge, seven-stranded, individually insulated OFC wires - a technique called Litz construction. The entire cable assembly is then jacketed in a pliable polymer to eliminate mechanical noise contamination. Taking cable design to its zenith, Primo 8 employs independent left and right ground wiring to reduce inter-channel crosstalk and maximize channel separation.

Ultimate Sound and Value

Uniting advanced, proprietary design, with a chorus of uncompromising features has empowered the Primo 8 headphones to deliver true, industry-leading performance. We believe you will also find that NuForce innovation and dedication to changing the way we listen gives it the ultimate advantage… unparalleled value well above all others in its price-class - and beyond.

Pricing and Availability

The Primo 8 is available worldwide for a suggested retail price of US $499. For more information, visit http://primo8.nuforce.com/.

About NuForce

NuForce Inc., a Fremont, California based company, delivers nothing less than great products to audio enthusiasts who appreciate superior sound through designs of simple elegance. The company first gained acclaim for its audiophile-grade, patented Class-D power amplifiers, winning numerous awards from the world's leading audio publications. NuForce has grown to include a full line of Mobility, Home Theater and Home Stereo products - delivering on the promise to provide audiophile-quality sound at home or on the move by transporting the listener, via music, to another, more beautiful place.

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