Meze Audio has announced the launch of more audio excellence today with their first planar magnetic closed-back offering. The Meze LIRIC is designed for home and portable use, in particular, for those with longer commutes.
Antonio Meze, founder of Meze Audio says of the Meze LIRIC
We’ve been wanting to do a portable planar for a while, and following two successful collaborations with Rinaro, it was a natural next step. Naming it LIRIC was not a game of chance. It was an ideal metaphor to paint the authentic, vivid and poetic sound disguised behind its sculptural silhouette.
The Meze LIRIC features the Rinaro Isodynamics’ MZ4 driver, scaled down from the flagship Empyrean, in a closed design to cut out external noise.
Pavlo Shymanovych, founder of Rinaro Isodynamics says
It’s been a complex and challenging project to scale down our award-winning technology into a closed-back headphone design. After almost 3 years of intensive work alongside our partners at Meze Audio, we have achieved that goal – with LIRIC, the flagship sound goes truly portable, representing a new milestone in the application of the Isodynamic Hybrid Array technology.
Meze Audio LIRIC is available now at mezeaudio.eu and various UK retailers for pre-order worldwide, retailing for £1,850 / €2,000 / $2,000.
Meze LIRIC Technical Specification
Driver type: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array MZ4
Operating principle: Closed
Ear coupling: Circumaural
Frequency response: 4 – 92,000 Hz
Impedance: 30 Ohms
Nominal SPL: 100 dB (1 mW / 1kHz)
Maximum SPL: 130 dB
ABOUT MEZE AUDIO
Founded in 2011 in Baia Mare, Romania, Meze Audio is renowned for timeless design, pure comfort and engaging vivid sound. Winner of multiple audiophile industry awards, Meze’s current product range includes 99 series headphones (99 Classics, 99 NEO), Rai series IEMs (Rai Penta, Rai Solo) and the two open-back Isodynamic Hybrid Array headphones, Elite and Empyrean. For more information, visit mezeaudio.eu
ABOUT RINARO ISODYNAMICS
Rinaro, a progressive audio engineering company, has been at the forefront of planar magnetic development since the 1980s. From its Cold War origins to today’s state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities, Rinaro has continued to innovate for the last 30 years, creating the revolutionary Isodynamic Hybrid Array found exclusively in Meze Elite, Empyrean and Liric headphones.