The Japanese are down but not completely out. And it is time for audiophiles to rejoice as Japan-based Final Audio Design is coming out with a range of four new 16Ω/108dB earphones called the Piano Forte. The most economical in the range is the gold plated Piano Forte VIII. Priced at $940 it will feature brass housing. Next up is the mirror finished stainless steel encased Piano Forte IX at $1,180. Third in the offing is the ion plated chome copper plated Piano Forte X-CC costing $2,650. And the series rounds up with the Piano Forte X-G. while prices for this one are not out yet, it is touted to be the most expensive of the lot with its chrome copper casing and shimmering gold plating.
The earphones will begin retailing in Japan shortly.