Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM
Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM

Astell&Kern PATHFINDER - High-End Hybrid IEM

CHF 2,099.00 Normal price CHF 2,199.00

Delivery time approx. 1 week

The hybrid IEM redefined

Campfire Audio and Astell&Kern have earned the recognition of audiophiles around the world thanks to their excellent technology introduced with the first joint model AK Solaris X. The model is an acclaimed product that reproduces the deep, rich sound of Astell&Kern.

Now, Astell&Kern and Campfire Audio have teamed up once again to present the PATHFINDER, a new hybrid IEM that features amazing technology and offers superb sound.

Astell&Kern and Campfire Audio take innovation to a new level by combining their advanced technologies and designs to create a product worthy of the PATHFINDER name.

Um To realize this dream, they repeatedly tested numerous designs to create a structure that differs from existing IEMs and added an innovative Dual-Diaphragm Balanced Armature Driver to finally achieve the best sound.

Enjoy a unique experience with the PATHFINDER, an advanced hybrid IEM.

About Campfire Audio

Campfire Audio springs from a passionate focus on refined audio reproduction. Each model in our line of headphones is designed and hand assembled in our Portland, Oregon workshop; our headphones are unmatched in performance and workmanship. With a small team of highly skilled and dedicated artisans, we are constantly experimenting with materials and techniques to create something unique and special for the people who care most.

The combination for perfect balance

An entirely new IEM design was required for a wider frequency range, realistic response and perfect balance.

To achieve this, the PATHFINDER features a new Dual-Diaphragm Balanced Armature (BA)- Drivers from Knowles for the most important part of the midrange, two BA drivers for high frequencies and two dynamic drivers with hybrid membranes that generate bass and mids.

A Radial Venting Acoustic Chamber newly developed by Campfire Audio comes with both Custom 10mm Dynamic Drivers used. The 3D-printed chamber design naturally expresses the intense low-frequency sound generated by the two dynamic drivers, while preserving the BA driver's unique sound.

Internal structure

Precision machined aluminum body

The precision-milled aluminum housings made of high-quality aluminum are anodized in the color "Night Sky".

The stainless steel parts and aluminum shells used in the housing increase the product's longevity and suppress unnecessary vibration for minimal noise and provide a secure fit, so that the user can enjoy a comfortable audio environment.

New level of performance, bespoke Dual Balanced Armature drivers + T.A.E.C.

The newly adapted Dual Balanced Armature Drivers with T.A.E.C. (Tuned Acoustic Expansion Chamber) for clearer and more precise reproduction of high frequencies without fatigue or sibilance through a specially developed audio technology.

The world's first all-new dual-chamber balanced armature driver technology

To achieve higher quality acoustic performance and a better listening experience, we needed new technology that previous products didn't have.

Knowles' new 'Dual-Diaphragm' Balanced Armature Driver, the first Used in the PATHFINDER, is an innovative driver in which a single coil drives two individual diaphragms.It's like a twin cylinder engine that offers more power and smoother operation compared to an engine with a single, larger piston

Compared to a traditional BA with a single, larger diaphragm, the new design has two chambers , each housing its own diaphragm and drive rod actuated by a single coil. The result is higher, more powerful output for its size than any other BA, and excellent reproduction of a warmer and more natural midrange.

Learn about the amazing performance of this brand new dual-diaphragm BA driver, the only at PATHFINDER there.

beryllium/copper MMCX compounds

Specially engineered beryllium copper MMCX connectors are more resistant to wear than traditional brass connectors and offer a robust mating mechanism that is typically made from soft brass.

Choosing a harder material will increase component life and the headphone extended.

Silver plated copper and flat cable design

The PATHFINDER comes with three silver-plated copper cables that allow the earphones to perform at their full potential. OFC Silver-Plated Stranded Copper Cable is a newly manufactured flat cable with a silver-plated enameled copper wire that provides clearer, more extended sound.

The flat cable resists tangling, can be coiled for easy storage and has minimal cable distortion.

It is over-molded for durability and has a metal body.

Technology used

T.A.E.C. - Attuned Acoustic Expansion Chamber

Our tuned acoustic expansion chamber technology allows us to deliver extended high frequencies without sibilance or fatigue. We optimize the performance of our drivers by adjusting the volume of available space in front of the driver. This is superior to the typical "Tube+Dampener" system as it provides a direct path from the driver to your ear, resulting in unmatched clarity and extension.

Radial Venting Technology - 3D printed acoustic tuning for dynamic drivers

This allows our dynamic drivers to be ventilated around the full perimeter of the driver. The practical impact is a larger soundstage and more presence, without increasing punch or bass-heaviness.

3D printed interior - carefully engineered for optimal sound performance

Attention to detail is crucial to the superior music experience of our headphones. Solaris features an acoustically optimized interior that allows each driver to deliver the best possible sound quality. When listening together, the drivers offer a seamless music experience thanks to this process.

Handcrafted IEMs Made in the USA

PATHFINDER is hand assembled in Portland, Oregon, USA by skilled craftsmen to ensure each and every headphone is crafted to the highest quality standards.