Knowles Corporation launched the new RAF Series of balanced armature drivers for the next generation of premium headsets. Developed for wireless products, the receiver’s small dimensions and high efficiency make it well suited for a variety of applications including premium music earphones, hearables, Bluetooth headsets, communications earpieces, and miniature sound amplifiers.
The RAF Series occupies less volume than even the smallest dynamic driver, said the company. By using a design that shifts the terminal ports from the rear of the component to the side, it frees up space behind the driver for larger batteries and enhanced antennas, while still maintaining premium audio quality.
The small size of the RAF Series is an evolution of the company’s RAB Series receiver. The low power consumption of the receivers help preserve battery life and contribute to longer operating times between recharges.
For sport earphones, the RAF and RAB series offer models with an IPx7 waterproof rating. “The waterproof drivers address the needs of sport hearables without an additional protective membrane that can reduce the sound quality,” said the company.
Availability: The RAF Series and RAB Series are currently available in production quantities.
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