Audeze LCD-4z Reference-Level Planar Magnetic Headphones with Fazor Technology - DEMO

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Audeze LCD-4z Reference-Level Planar Magnetic Headphones with Fazor Technology - DEMO

Audeze LCD-4z Reference-Level Planar Magnetic Headphones with Fazor Technology - DEMO

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Audeze LCD-4z Reference-Level Planar Magnetic Headphones with Fazor Technology - DEMO

$2,799.00

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  • Description

    The Easy-to-Drive Version of the LCD-4

    Featuring a new look and greater efficiency, the design and sound of the LCD-4z is sure to thrill! Engineered with a new magnesium housing to produce a light-weight, visually appealing headphone, the LCD-4z maintains the sound signature of LCD-4.


    The LCD-4 Reimagined

    Easier to Drive We have taken the award-winning design of our top-of-the-line LCD-4 and engineered it with a special 15 ohm voice-coil making it significantly easier to drive than the original LCD-4. This model does not replace the original 200 ohm LCD-4, but offers a perfect solution for users seeking more head room.

    Bold new look The LCD-4z features a dark sleek aesthetic with gold accents. The magnesium rings of the LCD-4z are designed to be strong, lightweight, and non-resonant for a very clean output.

     

    Audeze’s Proprietary Difference - Planar Magnetic Technology


    Near weightless nano-scale diaphragm: The LCD-4z features our most advanced diaphragm design; our exclusive nano-scale film actually weighs less than the air it displaces! Benefits include faster response for better transient/impulse response, imaging, and the flattest, deepest, most accurate bass response of any headphone available.


    Audeze nearly doubles the magnetic force: Double Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays bring the magnetic flux to 1.5 Tesla, nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for improved transient response and far greater resolution.


    Precise Imaging: Patented Fazor Element waveguide reduces diffraction of soundwaves resulting in improved treble response, transparency and imaging.


    Near zero distortion: Combining our Fluxor™ magnet arrays, nano-scale diaphragm, Fazors, Uniforce voice coil, and other features, the LCD-4 and LCD-4z give you even lower distortion and greater accuracy - usually 1/10th the distortion of conventional headphones.

     

    Designed, engineered, and handcrafted in our California factory -

     

    The LCD-4z headphone is thoroughly engineered and meticulously hand-built using the finest materials combined with cutting-edge planar magnetic technology. We closely match transducers to within +/- 1 dB.

    The quality of the entire structure guarantees years of trouble-free listening. Our cutting-edge designs and circuit technologies have created a breathtakingly beautiful sounding headphone.

     

    REVIEWS:

    Absolute Sound: "The LCD-4z has a way with voices and massed strings, which are always difficult tests for transducers. Listening to Nat King Cole on an SACD reissue of Love is the Thing, his voice was smooth and rich. I heard an amazing amount of inner detail, for instance on  the leading edges of consonants in the lyrics, yet I did not hear any excess sibilance. I was transported to the recording venue and became enthralled by how palpable and present the “King” was. This speaks to the incredible transparency of the LCD-4z. Better still, the massed strings were natural and lovely without any edge or forwardness. On instruments such as cello, the midbass sounded rich and full-bodied; yet the Audeze’s tonal balance is fundamentally neutral.

    "In many respects, the Audeze LCD-4z comes surprisingly close to the performance of the best electrostats in fine-detail retrieval, transparency, coherence, openness, and clarity. It should appeal to those who want top-tier performance in an easier-to-drive and more comfortable package than the in LCD-4. While its price tag may be a bit daunting, when compared to reference headphones, as well as loudspeaker systems costing many times more, the LCD-4z is arguably something of a bargain. If you want the best, make sure you audition the LCD-4z." - Jim Hannon


    INNER FIDELITY: "In a world where prices are ever rising and most people would simply shake their head and laugh at $4,000 headphones, Audeze has delivered us one that not only will work with our smartphones and deliver a level of sonic resolution and musical insight few other designs are capable of reproducing, they do it with style, class and an eye to practically in its power requirements. No longer bound by the limitations of being tethered to a high-headroom amplifier like the 4z it was designed to coexist with, the LCD-4z is just as at home with an iPhone or DAP while you’re at work, out for a walk or running errands as it is in a multi-thousand-dollar home rig. Enjoyable as this 4z is with less-committed sonic setups like your phone, every step up the ladder to a more dedicated audiophile listening experience proved to reveal more and more detail, space, tonal and timbral shadings, textural nuances and spatial cues from the recorded musical event. They are incredibly linear in their response, with outstanding treble, midrange and bass that never stick out on their own, rather they coalesce into a single defining entity that reshapes disparate musical bits into an analog whole." Rafe Arnott

     

    FEATURES:

    Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
    Premium leather for style and durability


    Audeze Technology

    Flux density 1.5 Tesla
    Large ultra-thin nano grade Uniforce diaphragms
    Double Fluxor™ magnetic arrays
    Fazor elements


    Package Includes

    1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR Premium LCD Headphone Cable with ¼” (6.3mm) stereo phone plug
    Professional travel case

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Style: Over-ear, open-back

     

    Transducer type: Planar magnetic

     

    Magnetic structure: Proprietary magnet array

     

    Phase management: FAZOR

     

    Magnet type: Neodymium N50

     

    Diaphragm type: Nano-scale Uniforce™

     

    Transducer size: 106 mm

     

    Maximum power handling: 15W

     

    Maximum SPL: >130dB

     

    Frequency response: 5Hz – 20kHz

     

    THD: <0.1% @ 100dB

     

    Impedance: 15 ohms

     

    Sensitivity: 98 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)

     

    Voltage Sensitivity: 107 dB/1V (at Drum Reference Point)

     

    Power requirement: 1 - 4W

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Audeze LCD-4z Reference-Level Planar Magnetic Headphones with Fazor Technology - DEMO

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Description

The Easy-to-Drive Version of the LCD-4

Featuring a new look and greater efficiency, the design and sound of the LCD-4z is sure to thrill! Engineered with a new magnesium housing to produce a light-weight, visually appealing headphone, the LCD-4z maintains the sound signature of LCD-4.


The LCD-4 Reimagined

Easier to Drive We have taken the award-winning design of our top-of-the-line LCD-4 and engineered it with a special 15 ohm voice-coil making it significantly easier to drive than the original LCD-4. This model does not replace the original 200 ohm LCD-4, but offers a perfect solution for users seeking more head room.

Bold new look The LCD-4z features a dark sleek aesthetic with gold accents. The magnesium rings of the LCD-4z are designed to be strong, lightweight, and non-resonant for a very clean output.

 

Audeze’s Proprietary Difference - Planar Magnetic Technology


Near weightless nano-scale diaphragm: The LCD-4z features our most advanced diaphragm design; our exclusive nano-scale film actually weighs less than the air it displaces! Benefits include faster response for better transient/impulse response, imaging, and the flattest, deepest, most accurate bass response of any headphone available.


Audeze nearly doubles the magnetic force: Double Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays bring the magnetic flux to 1.5 Tesla, nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for improved transient response and far greater resolution.


Precise Imaging: Patented Fazor Element waveguide reduces diffraction of soundwaves resulting in improved treble response, transparency and imaging.


Near zero distortion: Combining our Fluxor™ magnet arrays, nano-scale diaphragm, Fazors, Uniforce voice coil, and other features, the LCD-4 and LCD-4z give you even lower distortion and greater accuracy - usually 1/10th the distortion of conventional headphones.

 

Designed, engineered, and handcrafted in our California factory -

 

The LCD-4z headphone is thoroughly engineered and meticulously hand-built using the finest materials combined with cutting-edge planar magnetic technology. We closely match transducers to within +/- 1 dB.

The quality of the entire structure guarantees years of trouble-free listening. Our cutting-edge designs and circuit technologies have created a breathtakingly beautiful sounding headphone.

 

REVIEWS:

Absolute Sound: "The LCD-4z has a way with voices and massed strings, which are always difficult tests for transducers. Listening to Nat King Cole on an SACD reissue of Love is the Thing, his voice was smooth and rich. I heard an amazing amount of inner detail, for instance on  the leading edges of consonants in the lyrics, yet I did not hear any excess sibilance. I was transported to the recording venue and became enthralled by how palpable and present the “King” was. This speaks to the incredible transparency of the LCD-4z. Better still, the massed strings were natural and lovely without any edge or forwardness. On instruments such as cello, the midbass sounded rich and full-bodied; yet the Audeze’s tonal balance is fundamentally neutral.

"In many respects, the Audeze LCD-4z comes surprisingly close to the performance of the best electrostats in fine-detail retrieval, transparency, coherence, openness, and clarity. It should appeal to those who want top-tier performance in an easier-to-drive and more comfortable package than the in LCD-4. While its price tag may be a bit daunting, when compared to reference headphones, as well as loudspeaker systems costing many times more, the LCD-4z is arguably something of a bargain. If you want the best, make sure you audition the LCD-4z." - Jim Hannon


INNER FIDELITY: "In a world where prices are ever rising and most people would simply shake their head and laugh at $4,000 headphones, Audeze has delivered us one that not only will work with our smartphones and deliver a level of sonic resolution and musical insight few other designs are capable of reproducing, they do it with style, class and an eye to practically in its power requirements. No longer bound by the limitations of being tethered to a high-headroom amplifier like the 4z it was designed to coexist with, the LCD-4z is just as at home with an iPhone or DAP while you’re at work, out for a walk or running errands as it is in a multi-thousand-dollar home rig. Enjoyable as this 4z is with less-committed sonic setups like your phone, every step up the ladder to a more dedicated audiophile listening experience proved to reveal more and more detail, space, tonal and timbral shadings, textural nuances and spatial cues from the recorded musical event. They are incredibly linear in their response, with outstanding treble, midrange and bass that never stick out on their own, rather they coalesce into a single defining entity that reshapes disparate musical bits into an analog whole." Rafe Arnott

 

FEATURES:

Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
Premium leather for style and durability


Audeze Technology

Flux density 1.5 Tesla
Large ultra-thin nano grade Uniforce diaphragms
Double Fluxor™ magnetic arrays
Fazor elements


Package Includes

1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR Premium LCD Headphone Cable with ¼” (6.3mm) stereo phone plug
Professional travel case

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Style: Over-ear, open-back

 

Transducer type: Planar magnetic

 

Magnetic structure: Proprietary magnet array

 

Phase management: FAZOR

 

Magnet type: Neodymium N50

 

Diaphragm type: Nano-scale Uniforce™

 

Transducer size: 106 mm

 

Maximum power handling: 15W

 

Maximum SPL: >130dB

 

Frequency response: 5Hz – 20kHz

 

THD: <0.1% @ 100dB

 

Impedance: 15 ohms

 

Sensitivity: 98 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)

 

Voltage Sensitivity: 107 dB/1V (at Drum Reference Point)

 

Power requirement: 1 - 4W