ZMF Vérité Closed Stabilized
Stabilized wood is a magical entity. The wood we used for this special run started its life as a maple tree that unfortunately acquired an infection. After infected - trees form “tumorous” growths called burls in order to protect the rest of the tree when this happens, which causes the grains to intertwine, in effect closing this area of the tree to the greater circulatory system. This creates abnormally beautiful wood, but also wood that has figuring, voids, and gaps. These burls can be seen to the naked eye, and cut off the tree while allowing the rest of the tree to grow healthily. Once harvested though, all these voids can make the wood hard to use without stabilization.
Fortunately for us, it can then be stabilized and made into beautiful headphones!
Before the wood is machined into a headphone, the wood is cut to precise sized blocks and carefully dried to near zero percent humidity. A liquid resin dye is then introduced in a pressurized chamber. The resin, not only beautifies the wood, but solidifies any of those gaps that would otherwise crumble when being machined. All this work to procure maple burl and stabilize the wood is a time consuming process, as it takes 6+ months from harvest to headphone, but we think the results show that’s it’s well worth the time, cost and effort!
All wood is a product of natural development. It lived a life before becoming your headphone. Images of our product represent a sample and not a standard. While we select only the best blocks to become ZMF originals, no two are the same. At this time block selection is unavailable, however all of our headphones are handcrafted.
- Impedance: 300 Ohms
- Driver: Vapor Deposed Beryllium
- Weight: 500g ±25g
- Sensitivity: ~99dB/mW
- ZMF Stock Cable in ¼”
- ZMF OFC Cable in XLR
- Auteur, Universe and BE-2 Pads
- Laser Etched Custom owners card
- Wood Case with Velour lining
- Lifetime Driver Warranty
These have been prebuilt, no customization was available. As Vérité Closed they are built with magnesium chassis. Shipping Estimate 6-12 WEEKS from date of sale.
EACH AND EVERY STABILIZED SET IS A UNIQUE MASTERPIECE UNTO ITSELF. NO TWO ARE THE SAME AND EACH MODEL IS NAMED TO MATCH IT'S INDIVIDUAL LUSTER.
PLEASE NOTE ONLY ONE SET OF VERITE CLOSED STABILIZED PER CUSTOMER WILL BE SOLD AT THIS TIME. IF WE NOTE AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK FROM THIS ALLOWANCE BOTH(ALL) ORDERS WILL BE CANCELLED AND THE ITEM(S) WILL BE RESTOCKED. THIS INCLUDES SETS FROM PREVIOUS RUNS.