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Empyrean Headphones

by Meze Headphones

$2,999.00
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A blend of premium materials, exquisite craftsmanship and detailing that’s unmistakably  Meze, Empyrean is one of the most technologically innovative planar magnetic headphones in the world. 

Empyrean is the product of two passionate companies coming together to explore what is possible beyond their individual capabilities. The result is a no-compromise headphone embodying Meze’s daring aesthetic and user-centered design approach and Rinaro’s experience in research and development within the field of planar magnetics. 

Rinaro, a progressive audio company, has at the heart of its technology an R&D team that has been at the forefront of planar magnetic development since the 1980’s. What originally started as a state-funded initiative with a focus on innovation has now entered into a new chapter of audio progression with the opening of a cutting-edge industrial facility in Ukraine. 

HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER ADVANTAGES

Combines two independently shaped voice coils within the same diaphragm delivering more selective acoustic performance to the various areas within the structure of the ear. 

ACCURATE REPRODUCTION  Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.1% in the whole frequency range

LIGHTWEIGHT  Reduced driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers prolonged listening sessions

ERGONOMIC SHAPE  Ergonomically shaped driver structure with an increased active area

ULTRA-HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO  Upper-frequency limit of audio reproduction is 110,000 Hz

ULTRA EFFICIENT  [email protected]/1kHz High performance without needing amplification

World's first in planar magnetic headphones 

AUDIBLE BENEFITS OF A DUAL DRIVEN SYSTEM

One of the problems with conventional planar magnetic arrays is coming from reflected signals entering the ear canal with different time delays, thereby worsening the focus of 3D sound imaging.

Combining different voice coil configurations makes it possible to create a better sound intensity distribution across the sound wavefront at high frequencies when directed at the auricle and ear canal. 

ISOPLANAR® DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL 

The diaphragm is manufactured from a custom developed isotropic thermally stabilized polymer with a conductive layer. Through unique processing methods, an ultralight yet rigid diaphragm has been achieved.

SWITCHBACK COIL 

The switchback coil is more efficient at reproducing lower frequencies and is positioned in the upper part of the driver.

SPIRAL COIL 

The spiral coil is more efficient at reproducing middle-high frequencies and is positioned directly over the ear canal enabling more direct sound waves to enter the ear without any time delays. 

ISOMAGNETIC® EARCUP TO EARPAD COUPLING TECHNOLOGY

An innovative feature is the Isomagnetic® ear cup attachment which utilizes the demagnetizing field generated by the driver to hold the ear cup in place whilst also redirecting the magnetic field back into the driver and improving driver efficiency.

STRAY FIELD REDUCTION FROM ISOMAGNETIC® PLATE COUPLING

Patented ferromagnetic plates channel the demagnetizing field back into the driver increasing efficiency by 1db or 12% and deflect 95% of stray fields away from the head. 

ACCESSORIES

  • Case: High-strength aluminum suitcase with foam inserts
  • Two sets of earpads included: one real leather, one Alcantara
  • Cable options:

                  - 3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 6.3 jack connector
                       or  
                  - 1.3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 3.5 jack connector
                       or
                  - 3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 4 pin XLR connector

*Vegan option available upon request.

EMPYREAN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Driver Type:  Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array
  • Operating Principle:  Open
  • Ear Coupling:  Circumaural
  • Frequency Response:  4 - 110,000 Hz
  • Impedance:  31,6 Ω
  • Nominal SPL:  100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
  • Maximum SPL:  > 130 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):  < 0.1%
  • Weight:  ~ 430 g

MZ3 DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS

• PHYSICAL •

  • Geometrical Shape:  Ovoid
  • Size:  102 mm x 73 mm
  • Weight:  82 g
  • Casing:  Fiberglass Infused ABS

• DIAPHRAGM •

  • Type:  Rinaro ISOPLANAR®
  • Active Area:  4650 mm2
  • Weight:  0.16 g
  • Acoustic Mass:  10.7 kg/m4
  • Lower Frequency Limit:  4 Hz
  • Upper-Frequency Limit:  110.000 Hz

• MAGNET ARRAY •

  • Type:  Isodynamic
  • Size:  75 mm x 49 mm
  • Magnetic Flux:  0.35 T

WARRANTY PERIOD: 2 YEARS

The above information is from the manufacturer.
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