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
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
World's first in planar magnetic headphones
Over 30 years of research and development have led to the creation of
the first Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver.
Meze Audio have collaborated with Rinaro to create a new standard in
planar magnetic audio, the resulting technology being one of the
lightest and most advanced planar magnetic drivers on the market.
The Empyrean Driver combines individual switchback and spiral-shaped
voice coils, their unique shapes allowing sound to be targeted with more
accuracy around the natural form of the ear.
This unique combination generates an increased exposure of direct
sound wave frequencies over the 10kHz range and improves imaging and
localization by decreasing the impact of shortwave time delays caused by
diffused field reflections.
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.
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.
core belief of Meze is to create products that last. The Empyrean is no
different: from the replaceable earpads to the high-performance
materials used, every part on the headphone chassis is available to be
serviced and disassembled by our skilled team.
• 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
- 1.3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 3.5 jack
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/1kHz)
Maximum SPL - >130 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) - <0.1%
Weight - ≈ 430 g
MZ3 DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS
Geometrical shape - Ovoid
Size - 102 mm x 73 mm
Weight - 82 g
Casing - Fiberglass Infused ABS
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
Type - Isodynamic
Size - 75 mm x 49 mm
Magnetic Flux - 0,35 T