RAPTGO x HBB Hook-X (藍魔)
RAPTGO Hook-X 自推出以來就受到了音樂愛好者和專業人士的好評。這次很高興為大家帶來RAPTGO全新版本的Hook-X，RAPTGO邀請了發燒友界的傳奇音響評論家之一“Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews”（又名Hawaian Bad Boy）合作與他們一起推出了這款全新的-RAPTGO x HBB Hook-X，讓新的Hook-X提升至更完美的聲音。
為了獲得更大的解析力和聲音動態，新的 Hook-X 增加了超強磁應用的尺寸以優化磁路，採用 7*2 雙陣列 N52 磁路設計。更薄的振膜用於更好的低頻下潛和更豐富的動態。結合HBB多年來在數以千計的HiFi音頻產品上積累的經驗，全新的Hook-X必將給混合驅動的世界帶來一場新的風暴。
新款 Hook-X 沿用其前身的腳步，採用混合入耳式監聽設計，將平板單元與壓電 (PZT) 單元相結合。這兩種單元類型是音頻行業中最引人注目的單元技術之一，並且從未在 IEM 格式中一起使用。平板單元使用懸浮在兩個強大的磁鐵之間的薄帶，電流通過這些薄帶產生震動發聲。與動圈或動鐵單元相比，平板單元的優勢在於它們震膜擁有極低的重量和磁鐵強大的磁場，從而產生極高的響應性。
RAPTGO 製造了他們自己的大型 14.2 毫米平板單元，由強大的 N52 磁鐵驅動，令震膜的瞬態信號的響應更快，使單元的精度可實現令人難以置信的強大和有影響力的低頻響應。此外，整個頻率範圍從 20Hz 有效擴展到 40kHz，以產生以前在 IEM 中無法提供的高頻響應。
內部腔體結構設計和聲學阻尼系統經過精心設計，以實現平衡調音的目標，這在使用平板單元的 IEM 中是罕見的。對於調音和聲學特性，新的 Hook-X 採用開放式設計，這允許最大量的氣流通過，突顯出平板單元的特性，與典型的 IEM 相比，擁有更開揚的聲場。
最後，後開式設計更能夠通過防止耳朵中的壓力積聚來減少聽力疲勞。Hook-X 的外殼是經過大量模擬實驗後的設計，以匹配典型的耳朵角度和佩戴體驗。整個外殼及腔體均由高精度5軸CNC製成，以確保音室的均勻性。從外殼設計到單元皈組裝，Hook-X 的各個方面都展示了工藝、工程實力和聲學品味。
新的 Hook-X 亦具有優化的模組化插頭的線材，耳機端採用 0.78mm 2-Pin CM 針插孔。這意味著您可以簡單地交換 4.4mm和 2.5mm平衡插孔和 3.5mm非平衡插孔之間的插頭，以便與您的任何設備一起使用。
RAPTGO X HBB COLLABORATION IEM
Raptgo has partnered with one of the legendary audio reviewers in the audiophile world, “Bad Guy, Good Audio Reviews” (also known as Hawaian Bad Boy), to upgrade the previous success-Hook-X in-ear monitor to achieve next-level ultra-performance. To obtain greater analytical power and sound dynamics, the new Hook-X has increased the size of super strong magnet application to optimize magnetic circuit with 7*2 dual array N52 magnetic circuit design. Thinner diaphragm is adopted for better low frequency dives and richer dynamics. Combined with HBB’s years of experience with thousands of HiFi audio products, the new Hook-X certainly will bring a storm to the hybrid driver world
NOVEL CONCEPT, PRECISE EXECUTION
The new Hook-X follows its predecessor with a hybrid in-ear monitor design utilizing the planar magnetic driver in combination with a piezoelectric (PZT) driver. These two driver types are among the most sensational driver technologies in the audio industry, and have never been utilized together in an IEM format. We took on this momentous concept, and through careful engineering and testing, have successfully created an IEM that encompasses the powerful characteristics of these drivers fashioned with tonal perfection. Unlike other IEM novelties that simply cram in hyped drivers, we are proud to achieve a product that is tuned to balance and allows the listener to both appreciate the acoustic superiority of these drivers as well as enjoy the music through their harmonious tonality.
CUSTOM MADE 14.2MM PLANAR MAGNETIC DRIVER
The planar magnetic driver utilizes a thin ribbon suspended between two powerful magnets through which electrical currents run. The advantage of a planar magnetic driver is the extreme responsiveness compared to dynamic or balanced armature drivers due to its lower mass and strong magnetic field. We manufactured our own large 14.2mm planar driver, which is driven by powerful N52 magnets. The precision of this driver allows incredibly punchy and impactful sub-bass response, as the ribbon is more responsive to transient signals. Furthermore, the full frequency range is effectively extended from 20Hz to 40kHz to produce an upper treble response previously unobtainable in an IEM. Internal housing structure design and acoustic damping system were carefully brought about to achieve a balanced target tuning, a rarity among IEMs that utilize the planar magnetic driver.
12 LAYER DOUBLE-SIDED PZT DRIVER & UPGRADED THICK DOUBLE-SIDED CONDUCTIVE SILVER
The piezoelectric driver achieves enhanced treble response through vibration of piezo elements within the housing. In cooperation with an external team with military engineering backgrounds, we have designed a double-sided layering system consisting of 12 ceramic piezo elements that has been fine-tuned after more than 100 acoustic shock simulation experiments. Each of our PZT drivers undergoes 52 complicated processes during production, and is hand tested and paired. In addition to the planar magnetic driver’s extended treble response, our PZT driver adds an extra dimension of sonic resolution and air that is incomparable with typical balanced armature or even electrostatic drivers.
IMPROVED OPEN-BACK CAVITY & PZT ACOUSTIC SHOCK DRIVE BRACKET STRUCTURE
For both tuning and acoustic properties, the new Hook-X adopts an open-back design. This allows the maximum amount of airflow to highlight the planar magnetic driver’s characteristics. Additionally, this opportunity opens up the soundstage compared to typical IEMs, mimicking the openness and realistic playback of open-back planar headphones. Finally, the open-back design prevents the buildup of pressure within the ear to reduce hearing fatigue. Moreover, the newly designed PZT acoustic shock drive bracket structure greatly avoid transmission loss and vibration to present a better sound performance. The housing of the Hook-X was software designed after a large number of simulation experiments to match the typical ear angle and wearing experience. Each unit is crafted from a high-precision 5-axis CNC to ensure uniformity of the acoustic chambers. From the housing design to the driver assembly, each aspect of the Hook-X is a demonstration of workmanship, engineering prowess, and acoustic tastefulness..
OPTIMIZED INTERCHANGEABLE CONNECTOR CABLE
The new Hook-X comes with a optimized modular connector cable terminated to 0.78mm 2-pin jacks. This means that you can simply swap out the connector between the 4.4mm and 2.5mm balanced and 3.5mm unbalanced jacks to use with any of your devices. This incredible design limits the need for bulky adaptors. The cable itself is made using OCC silver-plated coaxial shielded wires that enhance the transparency of the hybrid drivers.