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Meze Empyrean Hybrid Array Planar Magnetic Headphones (Open Box)
Product SKU: Jet Black (OB) / Silver-Plated PCUHD 2.5 mm - 1.3 m (4.2 ft)
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The Meze Empyrean Headphones are one of the most technologically innovative planar magnetic headphones in the world. A blend of premium materials, exquisite craftsmanship and detailing that’s unmistakably Meze Audio.
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.
ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISODYNAMIC® HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER
Fiberglass infused ABS
RINARO ISOPLANAR® DIAPHRAGM
Weighing only 0.16 g while
having 4650 mm² of active area.
HYBRID MAGNET ARRAY
Symmetrically placed on each side of the diaphragm, our neodymium magnets are specifically arranged into a Hybrid Array to create efficient Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface.
HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER ADVANTAGES
Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.1% in the whole frequency range
Reduced driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers prolonged listening sessions
Ergonomically shaped driver structure with an increased active area
Upper-frequency limit of audio reproduction is 110,000 Hz
100db@1mw/1kHz High performance without needing amplification
PATENT PENDING ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER
AUDIBLE BENEFITS OF A DUAL DRIVEN SYSTEM
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.
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.
The switchback coil is more efficient at reproducing lower frequencies and is positioned in the upper part of the driver.
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.
AN ERGONOMIC APPROACH LEADS TO A NEW WAY OF THINKING
Anthropometric earpad design
To create an audiophile headphone that is powerful yet light the driver needed to maximize power output while reducing weight as much as possible.
Weight was minimized by optimizing a magnet structure around an ovoid shape that fits the ear more closely. Power output was increased through the use of a completely bespoke coil and magnet array design that optimized the active usable area of the driver within its ovoid shape.
ISOMAGNETIC® EARCUP TO EARPAD COUPLING TECHNOLOGY
Magnetic field shieldingThe ferromagnetic ear pads decrease the magnetic stray field affecting the listeners head.
Increase in driver efficiencyPatented ferromagnetic plates channel the magnetic field back into the driver, increasing output.
Invisible locking systemInnovative use of the magnetic field of the drivers to fix the earcups in place.
STRAY FIELD REDUCTION FROM ISOMAGNETIC® PLATE COUPLING
ISODYNAMIC DRIVER MANUFACTURED BY RINARO
PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION WINGS
- LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON / ALUMINIUM SKELETON
- CARBON FIBER HEADBAND
- LEATHER HEADREST
- SCULPTED ALUMINIUM SKELETON (CNC milling time: ≈20 hours)
ensures a natural sound transparency
and is a work of art in its own right.
DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED
IN BAIA MARE, ROMANIA
• 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
- 1.3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 3.5 jack connector
- 3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 4 pin XLR connector
EMPYREAN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
- Driver Type
- Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array
- Operating Principle
- Ear Coupling
- Frequency Response
- 4 - 110,000 Hz
- 31.6 Ω
- Nominal SPL
- 100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
- Maximum SPL
- > 130 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
- < 0.1%
- ~ 430 g
MZ3 DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS
- Geometrical Shape
- 102 mm x 73 mm
- 82 g
- Fiberglass Infused ABS
• DIAPHRAGM •
- Rinaro ISOPLANAR®
- Active Area
- 4650 mm2
- 0.16 g
- Acoustic Mass
- 10.7 kg/m4
- Lower Frequency Limit
- 4 Hz
- Upper-Frequency Limit
- 110 kHz
• MAGNET ARRAY •
- 75 mm x 49 mm
- Magnetic Flux
- 0.35 T
WARRANTY PERIOD: 2 YEARS