Red Dot 2019: RHA Cl2 Planar Earphone wins big

RHA’s ground-breaking CL2 Planar earphones have been awarded a Red Dot Award for Product Design

The CL2 Planar is precision engineered with luxury materials to ensure remarkable sound quality and beautiful finish. The Red Dot judges seem to agree.

Independent Glasgow-based audio company RHA is rightfully proud to have won an award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. The CL2 Planar magnetic headphone received the Red Dot, which the renowned jury only awards to products that feature outstanding design.

The Product Design team at RHA developed the CL2 Planar headphone over four years. Using superior materials and manufacturing processes, RHA took their inspiration from the aerospace and fine jewellery industries.

Zirconium dioxide is used to create near-indestructible, beautiful housings for the CL2 Planar. The uniform molecular structure of zirconium is also used to make synthetic diamonds and protect jet engines. The smooth internal surface encourages an uninterrupted flow of audio waves from driver to ear.

At the start of the design process for the CL2 Planar, my team were faced with the challenge of creating a new standard in acoustic engineering. We spent years researching and testing, and what we have produced is a world-first in magnetic driver technology – a true testament to the creativity and innovation at RHA. We are absolutely delighted that Red Dot decided to honour us with this award.

Kyle Hutchison, Head of Product Design at RHA

I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead.

Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, to the winners

The CL2 Planar are available online and in select retailers from £799.95/$899.95/€899.95


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