Meze Audio Empyrean
A blend of premium materials, exquisite craftsmanship and detailing that’s unmistakably Meze, Empyrean is one of the most technologically innovative planar magnetic headphones in the world.
“Empyrean was born from passion, curiosity and innovation. As a business, we have allowed ourselves the freedom to experiment and take risks in search of the perfect sound. To generate something truly remarkable, one must dare to explore, and that’s what we did with Empyrean. We pushed and refined industry’ standards and achieved a true game changer for audiophiles.”
Antonio Meze, Lead designer and Founder 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.
Rinaro, a progressive audio company, has at the heart of its technology an R&D team that has been at the forefront of planar magnetic development since the 1980’s. What originally started as a state-funded initiative with a focus on innovation has now entered into a new chapter of audio progression with the opening of a cutting-edge industrial facility in Ukraine.
ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISODYNAMIC® HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER
Fiberglass infused ABS
Weighing only 0.16 g while
having 4650 mm² of active area.
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
World's first in planar magnetic headphones
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
An innovative feature is the Isomagnetic® ear cup attachment which utilizes the demagnetizing field generated by the driver to hold the ear cup in place whilst also redirecting the magnetic field back into the driver and improving driver efficiency.
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 COUPLINGPatented ferromagnetic plates channel the demagnetizing field back into the driver increasing efficiency by 1db or 12% and deflect 95% of stray fields away from the head.
ISODYNAMIC DRIVER MANUFACTURED BY RINARO
Paul Șteț, Product Development
PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION WINGS
Suspension wings increase the leather headrest’s contact surface area with your head and relieve uncomfortable pressure points.
LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON / ALUMINIUM SKELETON
ensures a natural sound transparency
and is a work of art in its own right.
DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED
IN BAIA MARE, ROMANIA
We carefully hand assemble each headphone in our facilities in Baia Mare, Romania.
• Case: High-strength aluminum suitcase with foam inserts
• Two sets of earpads included: one real leather, one Alcantara
• Cable options:
- 2.5m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 6.3 jack connector
- 1.2m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 3.5 jack connector
- 2.5m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 4 pin XLR connector
*Vegan option available upon request.
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
• PHYSICAL •
- 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
- 110.000 Hz
• MAGNET ARRAY •
- 75 mm x 49 mm
- Magnetic Flux
- 0.35 T
WARRANTY PERIOD: 2 YEARS
"The Meze Rai Solo will be the best sounding for most people. It’s easier to listen to for longer periods and it’s the most comfortable to wear for those long periods."
“The listening experience is one of refinement and cleanliness. The main emphasis is on natural, clean sound; which is worthy of acclaim.”
"With a good, relatively punchy low end and emotive highs, this slightly v-shaped (but still balanced) sound will work wonders for most folks’ listening tastes."
Brisbane HiFi offers free shipping within Australia on orders over $1,000AUD. We also offer personal delivery by our team on a case-by-case basis, dependent on location.
Brisbane HiFi offers a 30-day full refund on most unopened items, (excluding special order) and honours full manufacturer's warranty.