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Audeze LCD-3 – High Performance Planar Magnetic Headphone(Zebrano, Lambskin Leather Earpads)

$1,945.00

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  • Neodymium Planar Magnetic Transducers
  • Open Circumaural Design
  • 5 to 50,000 Hz Frequency Response
  • Requires External or Integrated Amp
  • Lambskin Leather Ear-pads
  • Zebrano Wood Ear Cups
  • Includes Ruggedized Travel Case
  • Includes 1/4″ to Dual Mini XLR Cable
  • Includes 4-Pin XLR to Dual Mini XLR
  • Includes 1/4″ to 1/8″ Stereo Adapter

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The Audeze LCD-3 – High Performance Planar Magnetic Headphone With Ruggedized Travel Case are designed for personal Hi-Fi listening when connected to an external headphone amplifier or integrated amplifier. Instead of utilizing traditional dynamic cone drivers, the headphones implement a Neodymium magnetic planar transducer design to deliver a frequency response of 5 to 50,000 Hz with a THD of less than 1%, an impedance of 110Ω, an efficiency of 93 dB per 1 mW, and a total output SPL of over 130 dB when driven by 15 watts.

Magnetic planar technology differs from traditional dynamic cone designs by suspending a thin lightweight diaphragm within a parallel magnetic plane comprised of an array of magnets. The diaphragm is much lighter when compared to a traditional dynamic cone and has a printed circuit spread across a thin-film substrate on the surface of the diaphragm as opposed to a cone connected to a voice coil. When the audio signal from the amplifier reaches the circuit, it magnetizes the diaphragm within the field and produces sound.

The benefits of a magnetic planar design include faster transient response due to the lighter diaphragm, a wide frequency with low distortion, better heat dissipation, fewer moving parts for greater durability, without the kind of sonic degradation that cones are susceptible to, and better amplifier compatibility because the circuit functions as an almost entirely restive load.

The headphones also implement the company’s patent-pending Fazor technology to guide and manage the flow of sound for better clarity, phasing, 3-D imaging, and frequency response. The magnetic structure creates a uniform magnetic field across the diaphragm, without the need for additional ferromagnetic material traditionally found in other planar headphones to remove magnetic interference, reduce harmonic distortion, and lower overall weight.

The headphone ear cups are made of Zebrano wood with lambskin leatherette ear pads. They come with a ruggedized travel case, a 1/4″ to 4-pin mini-XLR cable, a 4-pin XLR to dual 4-pin mini – XLR cable, and a 1/4″ to 1/8″ stereo adapter. They are handcrafted in the USA and a personalized frequency response graph is available through support@audeze.com.

Package Includes

  • 2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
  • 2.5m 4-pin XLR to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
  • 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
  • Ruggedized travel case

Patent-Pending

  • Fazor elements
  • Large ultra thin-film diaphragms
  • Double-sided magnetic structure

Specifications

Style Open circumaural
Transducer type Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure Proprietary push-pull design
Magnet type Neodymium
Transducer size 106 mm
Maximum power handling 15W (for 200ms)
Sound pressure level >130dB with 15W
Frequency response 5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion <1% through entire frequency range
Impedance 110 ohms
Efficiency 102dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement 1 – 4W

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