When I first heard about the BAMDAS5 (Bearing Array Multi Driver Acoustic Structure) from Lear Audio out of Hong Kong, I thought: those crazy bastards! This could change everything. I immediately started peppering CEO and lead designer Tatco Ma for more details on his mad scientist experiment.
I’ve been talking to Tatco ever since I heard that he was releasing a balanced amplified Bluetooth cable, the Lear BTC-01 (review at the link). He’s been telling me that he was developing a whole new line-up for a while. I’ve watched with interest as he’s released the Turbo and Kaleido, but the BAMDAS5 is something completely different.
Explosive, sadistic, I didn’t see it coming! This crazy craftsmen of Kowloon has decided to make a 5 driver headphone. I’ll correct that. It’s an in ear monitor with 5 dynamic drivers. This has never been done before. Unique Melody made a 3 dynamic driver (3DD) some years back, but nobody has had the big brass cajones to put something like this on the table.
The Lear BAMDAS5 is available for pre-order right now. Audio Primate will be interviewing Tatco Ma when he finds the time (releases are busy times), sometime next month.
Here’s some info from Lear’s facebook page with some pre-order details for any Hong Kong residents we may have reading (I bet you can do a pre-order from elsewhere too):
We’ve received a lot of the inquires about our new Patent Pending BAMDAS™ technology and the BAMDAS5, the world’s first 5 dynamic driver in ear monitor !
The information in detail will be publishing soon but the demo unit is now available at our new Hong Kong Customer Service and Product Center which located in Kwun Tong !
Please feel free to drop by to test drive and pre-order if you are interested in!
Address : Unit No.12, 13th Floor, Wah Shing Centre, No.11-13 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
TEL: (+852) 23326902
Business Hours: Monday-Sunday 2:00 – 7:00PM (Trial）
Thank you so much for all you support and attention!
I’m excited to hear what this 5 dynamic driver badass can do.
Here are some preliminary measurements to peruse. Lear does this really respectable thing where they release their measurements. These measurements aren’t frequency response charts, so stop freaking out! These are distortion graphs.
The tentative release schedule for the Lear BAMDAS5 is late February to mid March. That is tentative, so it is possible the wait could be longer. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this will be in our collective ears soon.