Gjallarhorn GH 40 Bog Oak

“When the sound completely captures you”

Kennerton Gjallarhorn Caliber 40mm – horn-loaded headphones!

Horn-type headphones are musicality, integrity of perception, overall harmony, natural sound and the ability to completely capture the listener.

 

Note: Due to specific nature of every piece of wood each pair of wood cups can not correspond precisely to the photo on the website.

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HIGH PERFORMING PAPER MEMBRANES

Gjallarhorn GH40 driver

The most important advantage of horn headphones is the ability to develop a good sound pressure and give excellent dynamics from the first milliwatts with minimal distortions.

Horn Headphones reproduce the most subtle musical nuances and most fully and accurately convey the emotions of performers.

The horn in the headphones creates a full presence effect, gives outstanding micro-macro dynamics and a wide directional pattern in the horizontal plane.

High and medium frequencies played through a horn have a completely different energy and transparency. Low frequencies, reproduced through a horn, have a natural fullness and power.

Horn-type headphones are musicality, integrity of perception, overall harmony, natural sound and the ability to completely capture the listener.


  • It all started with the development of a new driver with “oldschool” paper membrane
  • It is a high strength and reliability of technology proven for almost a century
  • It is a charming analog warm sound without the characteristic harshness and lifelessness of synthetics materials
  • It is the natural sound inherent in “Golden Era of Stereo” audio equipment

Over the past year we have created several promising headphone prototypes based on these developments, and one of them was even released for one of our partners projects. But it was only through long research and experimentation that we were able to get the concept of sound, which we have been pursuing for a long time and which fits most fully into the framework of Kennerton products.

Our new driver is a compression type system, i.e., its membrane has an extremely soft suspension and additionally relies on the elasticity of the air volume of the acoustic chamber, represented by the earphone cup.

This is done in order to lower the resonant frequency of the dynamics, and accordingly the depth of reproduced low frequencies. This feature makes the speaker extremely responsive to any slightest change in acoustic design, its volume and filling. In addition, the membrane “warms up” (it enters the nominal mode of operation, gets rid of internal stresses, gets softer in places of suspension bending) for quite a long time – at least 72 hours of work according to the results of our tests. And for a complete “warm-up” it usually takes up to a week of the total time the headphones should work. All this made our engineers work very hard, but everyone who could listen to the headphones sound finally was amazed by the great result.

We were able to achieve high compatibility both with hi-end systems and with low-end devices, while maintaining a consistently high level of sound, limited by the capabilities of the source, rather than the headphones themselves.

For Kennerton Gjallarhorn, we use a steel headband with a minimum of moving parts, which means maximum reliability. Headphone cups made of precious wood are not only beautiful and just pleasant to touch, but also bring warm and natural notes to the sound of the headphones, eliminating the intrusive “plastic” overtones of competitors’ models. Lightweight design, self-adapting to the user’s head and genuine leather ear cushions provide the highest comfort for long-time listening.

THE BODY OF GH 40

Headphone cups made of precious wood are not only beautiful and just pleasant to touch, but also bring warm and natural notes to the sound of the headphones, eliminating the intrusive “plastic” overtones of competitors’ models. Lightweight design, easy-adapting to the user’s head.

GH40 Bog Oak

CUSTOM LITZ CABLE 2 x 3.5 мм / Jack 4.4 мм TRRRS

In order to achieve the highest possible sound level, each pair of GH40 headphones is equipped with a custom hand-woven cable specially designed.

LAMBSKIN LEATHER CUSHIONS

Soft ear cushions for maximum comfort.
The design places driver at optimum distance from ear, improves soundstage/imaging, and musical coherence.

Ear cushions are hand-made from soft lambskin.
All spares are genuine Kennerton products and match the quality and craftsmanship that embodies Kennerton.

Gjallarhorn GH40 earpads

Kennerton Gjallarhorn is a new level in its segment – classic design solutions with the spirit of “old school”, the best natural materials and modern high technologies make this model an outstanding one to be highly appreciated both by audiophiles and professional audio industry.

HEADPHONE CARRYING BAG

The woven case will help protect the headphones from dust and scratches, so that you can preserve the beauty of your headphones in its original look for a long time.

COMFORTABLE ECO-LEATHER CASE

Headphones is designed to enjoy the music anywhere, and for convenient transportation from place to place, we have included a wear-resistant case bag made of durable eco-leather. The bag provides reliable protection from rainy and especially sunny days.

Driver

Composite Paper

Driver Unit

40 mm

Frequency Response

10-43000 Hz

Sensitivity

115 dB / 1 V

Impedance

30 Ohm

Maximum Input Power

100 mW

Cord length

High quality 2 meters length detachable cable made from OFC wires is terminated with high quality gold plated 6.3 mm TRS connector

Weight

360 g ( w/o cable)