HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER ADVANTAGES
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
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.
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.
For the audiophiles who want to hear how 30 years of progression sound like, Empyrean pairs the advances in audio reproduction with a headphone chassis that delivers extended hours of listening pleasure.
• 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
Geometrical shape : Ovoid
Size : 102 mm x 73 mm
Weight : 82g
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