Audeze LCD-5 Flagship Planar Magnetic Headphones
Lightweight, premium materials, pinpoint imaging, and a clean, clear soundstage. Hand-assembled in California!
The LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy. Its drivers are engineered with Audeze's award-winning Fluxor magnets and updated Fazor waveguides along with its new patent-pending Parallel Uniforce™ voice coils. These 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.
Audeze has optimized every aspect of the LCD-5’s acoustic chamber to achieve pinpoint imaging and an extremely clean and clear soundstage. The new sculpted earpads and acoustically transparent mesh are designed to minimize reflections and resonance, while the Parallel Uniforce™ voice coil allows increased space between magnets for improved frequency response and a more open soundstage. LCD-5 also features newly designed low-profile Fazor waveguides to further reduce diffractions and interactions with the ear.
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 light weight and high rigidity. When you put on a pair of LCD-5s, your head and ears are cradled in materials of the finest quality. Supple premium leather and carbon-fiber pull all the elements together into a package of the finest craftsmanship, hand-assembled in Audeze's California workshop.
The new sculpted, internally sloped earpad architecture reduces unwanted resonances and interior reflections. The ergonomic design cradles your cranium, and helps naturally place the headphone in the optimal listening position. The pads have less contact surface area than standard designs to reduce fatigue while providing a superior seal for all shapes and sizes.
The LCD-5 cable is specially tuned with directional OCC high-purity copper strands that provide a low capacitance and low resistance path for the signal to travel from your amp to the drivers, maintaining unsurpassed clarity and precision.
Style: Over-ear, open-back
Transducer: Planar magnetic with Fluxor™ Neodymium N50 magnet array
Phase Management: Fazor
Diaphragm Type: Nano-Scale Parallel Uniforce™
Transducer Size: 90 mm
Maximum Power Handling: 5 W RMS
Maximum SPL: >130 dB
Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 50 kHz
Impedance: 15 ohm
Sensitivity (1 mW at Drum Reference Point): 90 dB
Minimum Power Requirement: >100 mW
Recommended Power Level: >500 mW
Weight: 420 g