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Audiophiles and other music enthusiasts who enjoy quality no longer need dedicated listening rooms or to drop a million bucks on a pair of fridge-sized speakers. High quality lossless digital files, paired with a good DAC, headphone amp and a pair of magnificent Audeze headphones is all you need for a full-on audiophile experience. Start by upgrading your headphones today and you'll be suprised at the difference!
AUDEZE - THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY
At Audeze we remove the boundaries between artist and listener. Our products combine revolutionary acoustic engineering and beautiful craftsmanship to provide the finest listening experience. Our headphones’ best-in-class accuracy makes them an irreplaceable tool for those requiring the most transparent audio reproduction available. First discovered by audiophiles, now professional engineers and music producers are using our headphones as their new reference. We’re proud to present our product guide that briefly covers some of our technology and specifications. However, no product guide can ever do our products justice. The only way to truly appreciate our headphones is listening to them.
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 a new planar speaker array they were developing for professional PA systems at large concert halls. After the first prototypes, they considered using this same technology for headphones. To this end, Dragoslav Colich, who has 30+ years’ experience in designing planar drivers, joined the team as CTO, and we created the LCD-1 headphone. The positive reaction at 2009 Can-Jam and on Head-Fi.org was overwhelming so we decided to keep developing our technology. After intensive research and development, Audeze created the legendary, award-winning LCD-2 and LCD-3 headphones, then the higher-efficiency LCD-X and XC models.
Incorporating the finest craftsmanship and hand-selected woods, Audeze continued
to grow. More recently, we made advanced planar magnetic technology accessible
to a wider audience with the EL-8 Series. Audeze found a strategic partner in BMW DesignWorksUSA to do the industrial design for the new headphones and the Deckard DAC/Amplifier that catapulted Audeze into the mainstream consumer market.
Audeze’s success took the team from a garage to a state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility in Costa Mesa, CA. Audeze’s sound is stunningly dynamic with an engaging
and musical quality that effortlessly delivers the listener into a new world of music, full of rich detail, bass clarity and engagement with the performers. Our commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of our handcrafted products.
TECHNOLOGY - DESIGN
DESIGN & COMFORT
Our award-winning headphones are known for their signature sound created by our advanced transducer technology allied with the finest craftsmanship and hand-selected woods. Employing unique design and advanced transducer technology, our headphones provide total comfort for hours on end. Combining legendary style with the world’s most advanced planar magnetic technology, delivering the ultimate listening experience.
At Audeze we remove the boundaries between artist and listener. Our products combine revolutionary acoustic engineering and beautiful craftsmanship to provide the finest listening experience.
THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY
Our headphones’ best-in-class accuracy makes them an irreplaceable tool for those requiring the most transparent audio reproduction available. First discovered by audiophiles, now professional engineers and music producers are using our headphones as their new reference.
TECHNOLOGY - ENGINEERING
ENGINEERED FOR PERFORMANCE
Implementing unique designs and patented technologies, Audeze is widely recognized as the industry leader, offering planar magnetic headphones with unparalleled performance, visual appearance, and comfort in all price categories. We accomplish this by pushing the limits of technology, materials science and engineering, always striving for sonic perfection.
FLUXOR™ MAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY
With our new, patent-pending Fluxor magnetic technology introduced in the EL-8, Audeze delivers nearly double the magnetic flux density of the highest-grade neodymium magnetic circuits available. This remarkable achievement results in reduced weight with greater efficiency to work with mobile devices.
UNIFORCE™ DIAPHRAGM TECHNOLOGY
The EL-8’s patent-pending Uniforce diaphragm employs an industry first - variable trace widths in the voice-coil to effectively capture variations in the magnetic field within the magnetic gaps by equalizing the forces of the individual traces, creating a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm surface. This results in dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.
Our patent-pending Fazor technology, introduced in the LCD Collection, is also integrated into the EL-8. Fazors are special acoustical elements positioned on either side of the magnetic structure. They enhance transparency by affecting the sound waves generated by large planar diaphragms. A few of the benefits include extended frequency response, improved high-frequency extension, and lowered distortion, with better imaging.
TECHNOLOGY - CRAFTSMANSHIP
Audeze’s hand-tooled manufacturing process combined with advanced materials and technology produces extremely accurate and incredible sounding headphones. The LCD Collection delivers the listener into a new world of music, full of rich detail, low end clarity and overall accuracy.
Audeze headphones are engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and planar magnetic technology combined with innovative acoustic design. Our diaphragms, for example, are made from a space-age material only two microns thick, with new techniques for magnetic structures and voice-coil construction.
Arbalest Solutions (Pty) Ltd is the authorised distributor of Audeze in South Africa.