Abyss AB-1266 Phi Lite CC Planar Magnetic Headphones


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Lite: A cut-down Lite version, featuring a 4 Pin XLR cable with 1/4" Adapter plus protective sleeve, omitting the added extras of the deluxe.


  • The Greek symbol Phi φ has many contexts in science. Once we finalized all the incremental improvements made to the original AB-1266 speaker driver, it seemed a fitting suffix to this iconic Abyss model. This latest Ceramic Coated 'CC' version sports a high-tech, durable two-tone polymer ceramic coating on the all metal frame along with newly designed ear pads for greater comfort and improved sound quality.

    The new verion AB-1266 Phi CC (AB-1266φ) refines the sonic virtues of Abyss with greater transparency to the source, further improved low freqency impact and resolution, and vocals as alive as can be. More importantly, the AB-1266 Phi will preserve in history one of the finest headphones ever produced.

  • Made in the USA. We machine all components and produce our planar speaker drivers in-house in Buffalo, New York.

    Chassis consists of left/right side frames and adjustable two piece headband. No plastic parts to break, all components machined from solid aluminum for exceptional strength. Integrated resonance control for minimal added coloration.

    High quality two-tone black polymer ceramic coatings on the all metal frame and components, polished metal accents. Custom colors to order.
    Proprietary planar magnetic transducer design (Patent Pending) plays effortless dynamics and low level details in the bass, mids, and highs with spacious sound outside of your head. A front row listening experience with stunning bass impact no other headphone can provide, like the finest loudspeakers in a dedicated listening room.

    Matched driver pairs, meaning your brain will appreciate the musical realism of our attention to detail.

    Unique custom made high power neodymium magnets with optimized slot pattern.

    Low carbon steel front baffle with integrated resonance control.
    Unique foamed aluminum sides acoustically tuned to our planar diaphragm for completely open sound.

    High quality soft lambskin ear pads provide comfort and finely tuned acoustics. Magnetically adjustable positioning lets you fine tune acoustics and fit for your music, and you.

    Padded leather headband with head movement isolation properly distributes weight for hours of comfortable wear. Looks are deceiving, these headphones are designed not to clamp your head, but rather float atop and loosely touch your ears (no problem with eye glasses). 'Abyss' embroidered logo.

    Nicely hand-crafted two-tone felt lined wooden box touting the Abyss Headphones logo secures all of the above.

    All main components permanently engraved for traceability and collectability.

  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 28 KHz

    Impedance: 42 ohms nominal (non-reactive)

    Sensitivity: 88 dB Distortion: Less than 1%; Less than 0.2% through ears most sensitive range

    Weight: 620 grams (without cable)