Audeze Introduce The LCD 5 Flagship Planar Headphone

The LCD series has been a staple for planar magnetic headphones everywhere, setting a certain standard with their impeccable structure across the board. Now, Audeze looks to do it all over again with the new LCD 5. Here’s what you can expect.

Weighing in at only 420 grams, the LCD-5 offers hours of listening pleasure. Every part has been re-engineered, using materials such as magnesium, aluminum, and acetate which offer lightweight and high rigidity. Its newly sculpted, internally sloped earpad architecture reduces unwanted resonances and interior reflections.

The LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy. Its drivers are engineered with our award-winning Fluxor magnets and updated Fazor waveguides along with our new Patent-pending Parallel Uniforce voice coils, which employ varying width parallel traces to keep the impedance low and provide increased voltage headroom by altering the current density within each trace. The uniform force created by this optimization lowers distortion and provides better control over diaphragm movement, resulting in improved sonic resolution.

Specs

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 SPL

>130dB

Frequency response

5Hz – 50kHz

THD

<0.1% @ 100 dB SPL

Sensitivity

90 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)

Impedance

14 ohms

Max power handling

5W RMS

Min recommended power

> 100mW

Recommended power level

>500mW

Blazingly low weight

420g

 

The Audeze LCD 5 is available for pre-order for $4,500 from Audio46.

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