Meze Audio
Elite Open-Back IsoDynamic Hybrid Planar Headphones

Meze Audio
Elite Open-Back IsoDynamic Hybrid Planar Headphones

$7,000

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With a custom, newly designed driver, created by Rinaro Isodynamics, ELITE is the result of 3 years of research and development through which Meze strived to create a powerful, lifelike, and immersive experience that awakens the senses of the listener.

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PASSION BROUGHT US HERE, TECHNOLOGY MADE IT HAPPEN

Combining an exclusive aesthetic with state-of-the-art engineering, ELITE delivers an accurate, authentic listening experience ready to meet the highest expectations of the proficient audiophile. With a no-compromise mindset, driven by our love for art and sound, we built a one-of-a-kind headphone using innovative designs and technologies that perfectly complete each other to create pure emotion.

  • PATENTED ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY TECHNOLOGY One of the most sophisticated and advanced planar magnetic technologies in the world.
  • ULTRA LOW DISTORTION Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.05% in the whole frequency range.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT 75g combined driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers prolonged listening sessions.
  • ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO Upper frequency limit of audio reproduction is 112,000 Hz.
  • RINARO PARUS® DIAPHRAGM An innovative low mass acoustic diaphragm constructed on an ultra-thin biaxially oriented semi-crystalline film.
  • EASY TO DRIVE 101dB@1mw/1kHz; 32Ω Can be driven by almost any source without the need for amplification.

ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER®

The MZ3SE driver builds on the pioneering technology of the flagship MZ3 driver found in the Empyrean headphone. The innovative Isodynamic Hybrid Array technology delivers a more selective acoustic performance to the various areas within the structure of the ear. Advances in diaphragm materials have opened the doors to even higher resolution and accuracy of the sound reproduction, setting a new benchmark in headphone design.

CASING
Reinforced polymer housing designed to withstand the demanding 12,7N load generated by the Hybrid Magnet Array.
RINARO PARUS® DIAPHRAGM
Weighing only 0.11g with a large active area of 4650mm2.
HYBRID MAGNET ARRAY
Symmetrically placed on either side of the diaphragm our neodymium magnets are arranged into a Hybrid Array to create a 0.35 Tesla Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface.

DUAL DRIVEN SYSTEM ADVANTAGES

The use of different voice coil configurations found in the Isodynamic Hybrid Array creates the opportunity to improve the sound intensity distribution at high frequencies when directed at the auricle and ear canal.
This solves a common problem with conventional planar magnetic arrays whereby reflected signals enter the ear canal with different time delays, thereby worsening the focus of 3D sound imaging.The use of dual coil arrays not only creates a balanced frequency response around the whole range, it also allows for better frequency targeting within different areas of the ear, improving acoustical perception on the upper frequency range.

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.

SPECS

  • Driver Type Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array® [MZ3SE]
  • Ear Coupling Open Circumaural
  • Frequency Response 3 – 112,000 Hz
  • Impedance 32 Ω
  • Nominal SPL  101 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
  • Maximum SPL > 130 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.05% (in the whole frequency range)
  • Weight 430 g

MZ3 DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS

Geometrical Shape Ovoid

  • Size 102 mm x 73 mm
  • Driver Weight 75 g
  • Casing Fibreglass reinforced polymer
  • Diaphragm Type Rinaro Parus® [MZ3SE]
  • Active Area 4650 mm2
  • Diaphragm Weight 0.011 g
  • Acoustic Mass 7.5 kg/m4
  • Lower Frequency Limit 3 Hz
  • Upper-Frequency Limit 112,000 Hz

IN THE BOX

  • Suitcase: High-strength aluminum suitcase with foam inserts.
  • Two sets of ear pads included: one ALCANTARA®, one LEATHER +ALCANTARA® HYBRID
  • Cable options (included): 3.5 mm OFC Standard Or 6.3 mm OFC Standard Or 4 PIN XLR OFC Standard

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