The new Audeze LCD-4Z is here and it’s got an incredibly low impedance. Be prepared to to get LCD-4 sound in an easier to drive chassis.
New Release Audeze LCD-4Z with Super Low Impedance
The LCD-4Z is specially designed using a 15 ohm voice coil in a magnesium frame making it not only easier to drive, but lighter to wear for extended periods of time. Just how light you may ask? About a whopping 25 percent. Here for it! As far as looks go, this version of the LCD-4Z will feature Magnesium rings with gold screens which is in contrast to the silver screens of the LCD-MX4.
For higher impedance fans, don’t worry, Audeze still made sure there’s something for everyone. If you’d rather a model with higher they’ve also made a 200 ohm version. This LCD-4Z make features classic Ebony wood rings.
When it comes to price, the Audeze LCD-4Z retails for $3995 USD – the same price as the LCD-4. If interested in custom wood rings for either the 200 ohm or 15 ohm LCD-4Z models, the rings can be ordered for an additional cost of $500.
Grab your pair of Audeze LCD-4Z at Audio46.
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This headphone was unveiled at 2018 CanJam SoCal.
Audeze LCD-4Z Specs:
Impedance 15 ohms
Features: Gold grills
*Also available in 200 ohm Ebony Wood
Audeze’s origins go back to 2008 when founders Sankar Thiagasamudram and Alexander Rosson met engineer Pete Uka who developed specialized flexible circuit materials for NASA. They quickly realized the material might be perfect for headphones. That’s when Dragoslav Colich, who has 30+ years’ experience in designing planar drivers, joined the team as CTO to create the LCD-1 headphone.
Then we created the legendary, award-winning LCD-2 and LCD-3 headphones, and the higher-efficiency LCD-X and XC models. More recently, we made planar magnetic technology accessible to a wider audience with the EL-8, SINE and iSINE series headphones. Audeze turned to their strategic partner Designworks, a BMW Group Subsidiary, for the cutting-edge industrial design for the new headphones as well as the Deckard DAC/Amplifier.
Audeze feature proprietary planar magnetic designs with extremely thin-film driver materials and powerful custom magnets. Planars overcome many limitations inherent in typical cone drivers; our lightweight diaphragms are, for example, faster and more responsive than heavier moving-coil or dome drivers. Planar magnetic diaphragm also have a voice-coil circuit spread across the diaphragm surface. The diaphragm’s voice-coil circuit interacts with the magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic force that moves the diaphragm back and forth creating the sound you hear when energized by an audio signal.