Contour XO: L-Acoustics Creations and JH Audio develop premium in-ear monitor reproducing live music’s most iconic sonic signature

L-Acoustics and JH Audio Contour XO Limited Edition
(Image credit: L-Acoustics)

Industry-pioneering companies, L-Acoustics and JH Audio have teamed up to bring the L-Acoustics sonic signature into a brand new 10-driver in-ear monitor designed for professionals and audiophiles.

L-Acoustics’ sonic signature is widely viewed as the benchmark for the live music and performing arts industries. L-Acoustics is well known for revolutionizing the live sound industry with the Wavefront Sculpture Technology of V-DOSC line source arrays in 1992, and L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound in 2016. 

JH Audio has propelled itself to become one of the most in-demand IEM manufacturers. Founder Jerry Harvey developed the first custom dual balanced-armature in-ear monitor in 1995. 

Their shared commitment to continuously strive for better sound quality led both companies to combine forces and recreate L-Acoustics’ renowned live sound reference within an IEM.

Through intensive collaboration between their R&D departments, L-Acoustics Creations and JH Audio were able to turn the dream of replicating live sound in an IEM a reality.

Thanks to the 10 balanced armature drivers with 3-way crossover in a quad low, dual mid, and quad high configuration, Contour XO is equipped to provide the listener with the natural, dynamic, generous, and consistent sonic signature found in L-Acoustics’ line array systems.

L-Acoustics and JH Audio Contour XO Limited Edition

(Image credit: L-Acoustics)

Furthermore, this IEM puts the listener in control of the low end with bass adjustment of up to 15 dB of adjustable full-range frequency.

Chris Rabold, front of house engineer for superstars like Bruno Mars, Florence + the Machine and Justin Bieber says, “Almost immediately after putting them in my ears, I knew L-Acoustics and JH Audio had created something really special with Contour XO. I’ve probably tried almost every IEM on the market at some point in my career and have never heard something so pure, distinct and accurate from an in-ear. These are my new favourite IEM, and I can’t wait to get back to touring with them!”

L-Acoustics and JH Audio Contour XO Limited Edition

(Image credit: L-Acoustics)

These newly designed in-ear monitors bring listeners intimately inside the music like never before. The development of Contour XO also supports the upcoming release of L-Acoustics’ L-ISA binaural object-based mixing software tools. Early adopters of the IEM will receive a special access, limited license to the new L-ISA software. 

Contour XO is available in universal and custom fit models. Universal fit retails for €1,350 (excl. VAT), both are available via the L-Acoustics e-store. You can find more information on the Contour XO Limited Edition here.

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