|The Works review the ER-20|
Earplugs oh, what makes these so special?
According to the blurb on the packaging ER20 is a precision instrument that uses a special patented tuned resonator with an acoustic resistor to filter sound without taking away its character.
And in English?
ER20 are more than just earplugs, they're flat attenuators. Rather than muffling everything, ER20 keep everything clear by reducing the volume evenly across the sonic spectrum from bass to treble. If you're a musician playing in noisy environments, ER20 provide clarity while protecting your ears from excessive volume.
Do they work?
They've been developed by Elacin, which makes the custom fitted earplugs sported by bands like Radiohead. They're not quite as accurate as the custom models, but for a tenner rather than £150, they're great value for money. The Works tested them in a rehearsal room and in front of the PA stack at a Raging Speedhorn show. Music clear as day. Ears not ringing. Job Done."
ACS is pleased to announce the introduction of a new state of the art scanning technology that means ALL customers that order custom made hearing protection and in-ear monitoring products from ACS will have their ear shape on file at ACS for up to 4 years. The device will scan the impressions and save as a file on the database so customers can order new products or replacements instantly without the need to have new impressions taken. What's more, this service will not cost customers anything extra on top of the standard product charge, it is just a little something we want to do to make your experience with us even more enjoyable!
Please be aware that the scanning service began on May 1st 2010 so will only apply to customers that ordered thereafter.
ACS T2 custom in-ear monitors and the custom-fit sleeves for Etymotic ER-6i featured in the Financial Times 'How to spend it' section in March 2008.
In his Dork Talk column for the Guardian, Stephen Fry confesses that his T2s turn him to the 'happiest puddle of butterscotch Angel Delight in Britain'.
..I truly believe ACS has offered the staff of London Luton Airport Operations Ltd a unique solution to a very broad challenge.
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Please note - ACS products require good deep impressions in order to create a seal in the ear so it is important there is no wax block in the canal that will stop the audiologist from taking an impression. If you think you may have a wax build up, please visit your local GP for a consultation before booking an appointment with a dealer. You may be charged a fee if the audiologist is unable to take an impression.
The likes of LTJ Bukem, Tom Middleton, John Digweed and Gilles Peterson – not to mention numerous leading rock musicians and several Formula One teams – swear by their ER15’s, and now I know why.