Raal CA-1a

Wings. Lost. – It's Raal's new CA-1a [$2'500], a funky circumaural take on their famous true ribbon headphone, the SR-1A. Gone are the splayed-out open baffles. Now there are faceted earcups with thick foam liners which come in two flavors. There's also a new impedance matching box which now can mate to a standard XLR4 headphone output as long as the host amp can deliver 2 watts into 16Ω or 32Ω. In short, it's no longer necessary to either use a powerful speaker amp or buy a Raal-specific head amp.