Today Audeze announced their new flagship planar-magnetic headphone, the $4500 LCD-5. This headphone boasts a new lightweight design with a carbon fiber headband and magnesium housing. It also has a new driver with Audeze’s Parallel Uniforce™ diaphragms and Fluxor™ Magnets for more accuracy plus efficency. With its 18 Ohms impedance, and its sensitivity of 90dB, it should relatively easy to drive for a full-sized planar magnetic headphone.
With it’s “tortoise shell” acetate trim rings and new acoustically designed leather earpads, it also has a luxurious look that lives up to its flagship status. Audeze will be demonstrating the LCD-5 at CANJAM SOCAL September 25th-26th and shipping will start in October. For more information or to pre-order visit www.audeze.com.
The following press release is courtesy of AUDEZE:
AUDEZE ANNOUNCES NEW LCD-5 FLAGSHIP REFERENCE HEADPHONES
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 20, 2021 – Audeze, the leading audio technology brand and premium headphone manufacturer, today announces a new reference audio headphone, the Audeze LCD-5 ($4,500). The LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy using a new driver design with Audeze’s own patent-pending Parallel Uniforce™ voice coils and new magnet assembly. LCD-5 represents a completely new design made specifically for minimal reflections, improved frequency response, and a more open yet accurate soundstage. LCD-5’s impedance is 18 Ohms, sensitivity is 90dB, and it weighs just 420 grams (1/3 less than the LCD-4!). Handcrafted in California, USA, the LCD-5 has been meticulously engineered to provide unmatched audio for industry professionals and audiophiles alike. The LCD-5 is now available on Audeze’s website and through select dealers. Audeze will be demoing the new LCD-5 at CANJAM SOCAL on September 25th-26th at Irvine Marriott, and also at the Capital Audio Fest in November.
The LCD-5 features Audeze’s patented core technologies, and comes with new acoustically designed leather earpads, an improved and luxurious carbon fiber suspension headband, deep “tortoise shell” acetate rings, all-new magnesium housing, plus our latest premium audio cable made with high-purity copper, and an aluminum travel case.
Audeze LCD-5 Key Features:
● New Parallel Uniforce™ diaphragms and Fluxor™ Magnets provide powerful sound, unparalleled sonic detail, and incredible accuracy without increasing the impedance
● New internally sloped earpads that help to reduce unwanted resonances and interior reflections
● Newly designed Fazors that are optimized to reduce diffractions
● The LCD-5 cable is specially tuned with directional OCC high-purity copper strands that provide a low capacitance and low resistance path to maintain unsurpassed clarity and precision.
● The LCD-5’s fully re-designed magnesium frame provides rigidity and ultra-light weight, while the acetate rings offer just the right touch of richness
“Featuring our core technologies while adding some new innovations like our Parallel Uniforce voice coil, the LCD-5 incorporates decades of audio and technology research to deliver all the aspects of a truly reference audio experience,” stated Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram. “Our long term commitment to delivering reference products has led us to the LCD-5,” he added.
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 power handling 5W RMS
Maximum SPL >130dB
Frequency response 5Hz – 50kHz
THD <0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance 18 ohms
Sensitivity 90 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement >100mW
Recommended power level >250mW
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Audeze LLC is the California-based high-end audio manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Audeze products, engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and technology, are built with precision craftsmanship. Audeze’s commitment to research, development, and uncompromised audio is reflected in every facet of their leading-edge products. This has earned Audeze the distinction of being the world’s best reviewed headphone brand.