We Take a Look at Fi­nal Au­dio De­sign’s Pan­dora Hope VI

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Founded in 1974 by Kanemori Takai, Fi­nal Au­dio De­sign is no stranger to the au­dio­phile com­mu­nity. The com­pany started by pro­duc­ing high-end MC car­tridges, turnta­bles and am­pli­fiers, be­fore mov­ing on to speak­ers and high-end ear­phones. This month, we take a look at the Pan­dora Hope VI, the com­pany’s first masspro­duced head­phones.

A Brief His­tory

The first pair of head­phones that were de­vel­oped by Fi­nal Au­dio was the Mu­ra­masa VIII. When it was an­nounced, the in­ter­est level among au­dio en­thu­si­asts went through the roof, not on­lyly be­cause they looked in­cred­i­bly unique, but be­cause of its lu­di­crously high price tag of about RM26,000.26 000 PPro­ducedd d on­lyl iin hhi­high­lyh limited quan­ti­ties, few were able to try them out, but those who did said that these head­phones were a marvel of acous­tic en­gi­neer­ing. Need­less to say, the Mu­ra­masa VIII was not mass pro­duced. Thank­fully, the com­pany de­cided to pro­duce a pair of head­phones that were more af­ford­able, with its au­dio char­ac­ter­is­tics tak­ing only a mi­nor dent in per­for­mance. This re­sulted in the de­vel­op­ment of the Pan­dora Hope VI, a pair of beau­ti­fully sculpted head­phones.

TThe Fi­nal Au­dio De­sign Mu­ra­masa VIII was never mma­mass pro­duced.

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