[Audeze] LCD-5 Headphone *(Pre-Order)*
The LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy. Its drivers are engineered with the award-winning Fluxor magnets and updated Fazor waveguides along with the new Patent-pending Parallel Uniforce™ voice coils, which employ varying width parallel traces to keep the impedance low and provide increased voltage headroom by altering the current density within each trace. The uniform force created by this optimization lowers distortion and provides better control over diaphragm movement, resulting in improved sonic resolution.
Every aspect of the LCD-5’s acoustic chamber is optimized to achieve pinpoint imaging and an extremely clean and clear soundstage. The new sculpted earpads and acoustically transparent mesh are designed to minimize reflections and resonance, while the Parallel Uniforce™ voice coil allows increased space between magnets for improved frequency response and a more open soundstage. LCD-5 also features newly designed low-profile Fazor waveguides to further reduce diffractions and interactions with the ear.
Weighing in at only 420 grams, the LCD-5 offers hours of listening pleasure. Every part has been re-engineered, using materials such as magnesium, aluminum and acetate which offer light weight and high rigidity. Supple premium leather and carbon-fiber pull all the elements together into a package of the finest craftsmanship, which is hand-assembled in their California workshop.
The new sculpted, internally sloped earpad architecture reduces unwanted resonances and interior reflections. The ergonomic design cradles your cranium, and helps naturally place the headphone in the optimal listening position. The pads have less contact surface area than standard designs to reduce fatigue while providing a superior seal for all shapes and sizes.
The LCD-5 cable is specially tuned with directional OCC high-purity copper strands that provide a low capacitance and low resistance path for the signal to travel from your amp to the drivers, maintaining unsurpassed clarity and precision.
Style: Over-ear, open-back
Transducer type: Planar Magnetic
Magnetic structure: Fluxor™ magnet array
Phase management: Fazor™
Magnet type: Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type: Nano-Scale Parallel Uniforce™
Transducer size: 90 mm
Maximum SPL: >130dB
Frequency response: 5Hz - 50kHz
THD: <0.1% @ 100 dB SPL
Sensitivity: 90 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Impedance: 14 ohms
Max power handling: 5W RMS
Min recommended power: > 100mW
Recommended power level: >500mW
Blazingly low weight: 420g