British manufacturer ACS bringing a new generation of in-ear monitors

Sound imaging

Caption of ACS's website
Caption of ACS's website.

Forbes/Tech recently ran an article on British hearing conservation and safe high-end audio products manufacturer, ACS, one of the leaders in the sector.

The company has built a strong reputation as one of the leaders in providing these types of products. Its founder and Managing Director, Andy Shiach, had his hearing permanently damaged through noise trauma in a rehearsal studio when he was younger and this inspired him to create ACS. The company has sold tens of thousands of its products that help people protect their hearing. Many of the company’s customers are performing artists who use ACS custom-made in-ear monitors (IEMs) on stage.

ACS recently launched a new range of IEMs for audiophiles called Universal Fit. Forbes/Tech contributor Mark Sparrow tested the top-of-the-range model, the ACS Emotion, for the magazine. “ACS boasts technology that it calls IRIS, which stands for Intelligent Resonance in Silicone and is a patent-pending technology that maximizes the potential of miniature balanced-armature drivers. IRIS enables very precise acoustic tuning in order to deliver a unique sound signature,” he writes.

ACS claims that IRIS brings an added dimension to music in a way that mimics the warm, lush and open sound that valve amplifiers traditionally generate. The product also integrates Sound Imaging Solution technology that positions the sound into a very wide array for highly detailed output.

Sparrow says that the music was extremely smooth, with an “incredible level of detail.” He sums up saying that the devices are of course expensive but the music experience they provide is full of power and detail, and very importantly, sound is produced at lower volume levels making it possible to protect hearing.

Source: Forbes/Tech.