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時は常に変化と共に流れ、宇宙唯一の不変は変化そのものである。時間が進むにつれて、私たちは進化し、成長し、より良い方向へ変化する機会を見つけます。LIRICもまた、その進化を遂げました。

 

A WITNESS OF TIME

A WITNESS OF TIME

デザインは常に進化

私達は、デザインとは常に進化すると考えていますが、それは突然起こる革命のようなものではなく、むしろ、過去の積み重ねの上に、少しずつ、着実に変化していくものと考えています。

世の中には、一見、革命的な変化に見えるものも多くあります。しかし、よく見ると、それは過去の延長線上にあることがほとんどです。真の意味での革命は、極めて稀であり、ほとんどの場合、過大評価されていると言えます。

真の革新とは、既存の物事を理解し、その上で新たな価値を生み出すことです。単に目新しいものを作り出すのではなく、人々の生活を豊かにするような、本質的な変化をもたらすことが重要です。

私達のデザインと開発プロセスの究極の目標は、人々に変革をもたらす体験を提供することです。それは、単に機能的な製品を提供するだけでなく、人々の感情や感覚に訴えかけるような、心を動かす体験を提供することです。

私達は、日々、少しでも向上すべく努力を重ねています。真の革新を生み出すためには、常に学び続け、挑戦し続けることが必要不可欠だと考えています。

– Antonio Meze, Lead Designer & Founder

THE ART OF EVOLUTION

時間の経過とともに自然に進化していく美しさ。これは、多くの人が求めるものでありながら、実現するのは難しいものです。LIRIC2は、まさにこの美しさを体現するヘッドフォンです。
開発者たちは、長い時間をかけて素材や音質を磨き上げ、LIRIC2を更なる高みへと導きました。


イヤーカップには、マカッサルエボニー材を使用しています。これは、高級家具にも使われる美しい木材であり、手に触れた瞬間に、自然の温もりを感じることができます。
もちろん、音質にもこだわり抜いており、豊かなサウンドと精緻な音響を実現しました。また音質だけでなく使いやすさにもこだわりました。イヤーパッドは着脱式のマグネット設計を採用しており、簡単に交換することができます。
LIRIC2は開発者たちの情熱とこだわりが込められたヘッドフォンです。

A QUEST TO EVOLVE

“We knew from the very beginning that there is great potential for evolution sound-wise. It was a long process to determine the exact areas of improvement, but we had an ace up our sleeve – our faithful community’s feedback. 

Looks like we’re starting to develop a symbiotic relationship here, which, to be completely honest, feels like the right thing to do.”

– Alex Grigoraș, Acoustic Engineer

TUNED UP​

The sound of the LIRIC has been refined with the help of our community’s feedback, and it now falls in between a balanced and a warm profile. This means you get a mix of clear and accurate audio, with a touch of warmth for added depth.

QWRM​

The Quarter Wavelength Resonator Mask is a precision-crafted metal component that strategically covers select openings in the driver frame, to effectively attenuate high-frequency peaks above 7kHz for a less fatiguing listening experience.

A FEELING OF WARMTH​

Coming from a tradition of Maramures craftsmanship, we decided to preserve the design language of the first generation of LIRIC, but warm it up with the introduction of wood. This journey we embarked on led us to discover the most potent fit in Macassar ebony – a heavy, dense, aesthetically pleasing hardwood known for its deep, rich brown coloration punctuated by intricate golden-brown stripes.

DESIGNED FOR LIFE

LIRIC2は、着脱式のマグネットイヤーパッドを採用。オーディオ愛好家や世界中の音楽ファンから要望されている「信頼性「と「メンテナンス性」が向上しました。

DESIGNED FOR LIFE

In the spirit of natural evolution, LIRIC joins the Meze Audio family of products with detachable magnetic ear pads. This design choice ultimately translates into enhanced reliability and serviceability, characteristics that audiophiles and music enthusiasts worldwide have grown accustomed to.

QUALITY
IN EVERY ASPECT

Our premium hand-braided copper cable now serves as the stock cable for LIRIC. We’ve focused our efforts towards enhancing the listening experience, offering a 4.4 mm termination premium cable suitable for most portable headphone amplifiers, as well as a 3 m soft TPE cable with a 3.5 mm jack, ideal for home headphone setups.

QUALITY
IN EVERY ASPECT

Our premium hand-braided copper cable now serves as the stock cable for LIRIC. We’ve focused our efforts towards enhancing the listening experience, offering a 4.4 mm termination premium cable suitable for most portable headphone amplifiers, as well as a 3 m soft TPE cable with a 3.5 mm jack, ideal for home headphone setups.

PRESSURE

EQUALIZATION SYSTEM

To allow for optimal ear cup chamber pressure and better airflow control, our finely tuned Pressure Equalisation System is present on the LIRIC. It has also been upgraded to achieve a smoother transition from the bass frequency region into the low midrange.

PRESSURE EQUALIZATION SYSTEM

To allow for optimal ear cup chamber pressure and better airflow control, our finely tuned Pressure Equalisation System is present on the LIRIC. It has also been upgraded to achieve a smoother transition from the bass frequency region into the low midrange.

ROBUST BUILD,
SUPREMELY COMFORTABLE

To the already optimal blend of materials came the striped ebony wood, solidifying LIRIC’s role in the world as a refined work of art in the chapter of material choices alone. Gradual development was the key to achieving this formidable fusion of leather, wood, and metal. Staying true to our ‘no-compromise’ mindset, this new build is just as flexible and resistant to shock, wear, and oxidation.

The effect of this premium selection echoes across multiple sensory dimensions: a lightweight, lovely-to-the-touch, easily adjustable headphone that will stand the test of time for generations.

ROBUST BUILD, SUPREMELY COMFORTABLE

To the already optimal blend of materials came the striped ebony wood, solidifying LIRIC’s role in the world as a refined work of art in the chapter of material choices alone. Gradual development was the key to achieving this formidable fusion of leather, wood, and metal. Staying true to our ‘no-compromise’ mindset, this new build is just as flexible and resistant to shock, wear, and oxidation.

The effect of this premium selection echoes across multiple sensory dimensions: a lightweight, lovely-to-the-touch, easily adjustable headphone that will stand the test of time for generations.

MEZE X RINARO

Collaboration

OVER THIRTY YEARS

OF AUDIO INNOVATION

Rinaro Isodynamics was founded in Ukraine during the Cold War to research acoustic technology and has been innovating in planar magnetics for over 30 years. They expanded with new R&D and manufacturing facilities in Ukraine and Poland, which were instrumental in developing Isodynamic Hybrid Array technology used in Empyrean, Elite and Liric headphones.

AWARD-WINNING TECHNOLOGY

LIRIC features the state-of-the-art technology developed by Rinaro, re-engineered for day-to-day use. The MZ4 Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver was purposefully scaled down and tuned to deliver a similar audio experience with its larger counterparts found in the Empyrean II and Elite.

Combined with the closed-back design, it helps preserve the original clarity and emotion of your favorite music through enhanced sound and minimised external noise. Each driver is entirely hand-assembled and tested by in Rinaro’s industrial facility in Ukraine.

[MZ4] CASING
Reinforced polymer housing designed to withstand the demanding 10,7N load generated by the Hybrid Magnet Array.

[MZ4] ISOPLANAR DIAPHRAGM
Weighing only 0.08g with a large active area of 3507mm2.

[MZ4] HYBRID MAGNET ARRAY
Symmetrically placed on either side of the diaphragm our neodymium magnets are arranged into a Hybrid Array to create a 0.3 Tesla Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface.

[MZ4] CASING
Reinforced polymer housing designed to withstand the demanding 10,7N load generated by the Hybrid Magnet Array.

[MZ4] ISOPLANAR DIAPHRAGM
Weighing only 0.08g with a large active area of 3507mm2.

[MZ4] HYBRID MAGNET ARRAY
Symmetrically placed on either side of the diaphragm our neodymium magnets are arranged into a Hybrid Array to create a 0.3 Tesla Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface.

MZ4 ISODYNAMIC

HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER

Created exclusively for Meze Audio, the MZ4 driver has already seen successful implementation in the first generation of LIRIC. Over 30 years of R&D have gone into developing this technology, resulting in one of the lightest and most advanced planar magnetic drivers on the market.

An innovation to the MZ4 driver developed in-house by Rinaro is the Phase-X™ system, which improves ambience and spatial sound imaging, often found to be a problem in closed-back headphone designs.

ULTRA LOW DISTORTION
Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.15% in the whole frequency range.

LIGHTWEIGHT
71g combined driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers comfortable listening on the go.

Phase-X™ SYSTEM
Improved ambience and spatial sound imaging through innovative technology.
Patent pending

ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO
Upper frequency limit of audio reproduction is 92,000 Hz.

EASY-TO-DRIVE
100dB@1mw/1kHz; 30ΩCan be driven by almost any portable source without needing amplification.

SCALED FLAGSHIP ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY TECHNOLOGY
One of the most sophisticated and advanced planar magnetic technologies in the world has been scaled down for portable use.
Patented in US, EU, China and other countries.

ADVANTAGES OF A

DUAL DRIVEN SYSTEM

The MZ4 driver combines individual switchback and spiral shaped voice coils within the same diaphragm, allowing sound to be targeted with more accuracy around the natural form of the ear, for a more selective acoustic performance.Using this combination allows the headphone to achieve an increased exposure of direct sound wave frequencies over the 10kHz range, as well as improved imaging and localization, by decreasing the impact of short-wave time delays caused by diffused field reflections.

SWITCHBACK COIL
The switchback coil is more effcient at reproducing lower frequencies and is positioned in the upper part of the driver.

SPIRAL COIL
The spiral coil is more efficient at reproducing middle-high frequencies and is positioned directly over the ear canal, enabling more direct sound waves to enter the ear without any time delays.

ISOPLANAR DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL
The diaphragm is manufactured from a custom developed isotropic thermally stabilized polymer, with a conductive layer. Through unique processing methods, an ultralight yet rigid diaphragm has been achieved.

ADVANTAGES OF A

DUAL DRIVEN SYSTEM

The MZ4 driver combines individual switchback and spiral shaped voice coils within the same diaphragm, allowing sound to be targeted with more accuracy around the natural form of the ear, for a more selective acoustic performance.Using this combination allows the headphone to achieve an increased exposure of direct sound wave frequencies over the 10kHz range, as well as improved imaging and localization, by decreasing the impact of short-wave time delays caused by diffused field reflections.

SWITCHBACK COIL
The switchback coil is more effcient at reproducing lower frequencies and is positioned in the upper part of the driver.

SPIRAL COIL
The spiral coil is more efficient at reproducing middle-high frequencies and is positioned directly over the ear canal, enabling more direct sound waves to enter the ear without any time delays.

ISOPLANAR DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL
The diaphragm is manufactured from a custom developed isotropic thermally stabilized polymer, with a conductive layer. Through unique processing methods, an ultralight yet rigid diaphragm has been achieved.

Phase-X™

IMMERSIVE SPATIAL SOUND IMAGING

An innovation to the MZ4 driver is the Phase-X system created by Rinaro as a way to minimise phase distortion issues, typically found in closed-back headphone designs. This patent-pending technology helps deliver immersive spatial sound imaging.

The Phase-X system improves the accuracy of spatial imaging, in line with its open-back counterparts, especially noticeable on binaural recordings.

ORIGINAL SOURCE RECORDING
Absolute linear phasing offers the listener the original spatial image as it was recorded. This includes information from the instrumentation as well as the recording environment itself.

NONLINEAR PHASING
Nonlinearities in phase response noticeably affect the reproduction of the spatial image of the original recording.

Phase-X™ SYSTÈME
With the addition of the Phase-X™ system, LIRIC achieves a more linear phase response and a faster transient response decay. This allows for a more faithful reproduction of transient sounds and improves ambience and spatial imaging for the listener, taking them closer to the original source recording.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

OVERVIEW

ドライバー

形式

タイプ

再生周波数帯域

インピーダンス

通常音圧

最大音圧

ひずみ率

重量

Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array® MZ4

密閉型

オーバーイヤー

4-92,000 Hz

61 Ω

100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)

> 130 dB

<0.15%

~427 g

イヤーカップ形状

サイズ

ドライバー重量

ケース

振動板

可動域

振動板重量

遮音

再生周波数(低)

再生周波数(高)

楕円形

92mm x 63mm

71 g

Fibreglass reinforced polymer

Rinaro Isoplanar® MZ4

3507 mm2

0.08 g

6.5 kg/m4

4 Hz

92,000 Hz

OVERVIEW

ドライバー
Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array® MZ4
形式
密閉型
タイプ
オーバーイヤー
再生周波数帯域
4-92,000 Hz
インピーダンス
61 Ω
通常音圧
100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
最大音圧
> 130 dB
ひずみ率
<0.15%
重量
~427 g

 

イヤーカップ形状
楕円形
サイズ
92mm x 63mm
ドライバー重量
71 g
ケース
Fibreglass reinforced polymer
振動板
Rinaro Isoplanar® MZ4
可動域
3507 mm2
振動板重量
0.08 g
遮音
6.5 kg/m4
再生周波数(低)
4 Hz
再生周波数(高)
92,000 Hz