For several years, Audeze has been at the forefront when it comes to planar magnetic headphones. Now, the latest iteration of the LCD series, the Audeze LCD-5 is here. The LCD-5 features Audeze’s award-winning Fluxor magnets and updated Fazor waveguides in order to set new audio standards for accuracy in a headphone.
It all started with the release of the LCD-2 in 2009 with the new planar technology. Since then all aspects of this headphone has been improved, including drivers, earpads and frame design, making this LCD-5 the best ever from this series.
Furthermore, the LCD-5 incorporates the new Patent-pending Parallel Uniforce™ voice coils which use varying width parallel traces to lower the impedance and provide increased voltage headroom. The result is lower distortion and enhanced sonic resolution.
Even the earpads are designed to minimize reflections and resonance for improved frequency response and a more open soundstage. The LCD-5 is now lighter too, weighing in at 420 grams. This is thanks to a re-engineered design that utilizes magnesium, aluminium and acetate which offer lightweight and high rigidity components.
The LCD-5 comes with an OCC high-purity copper cable, ensuring low capacitance and a low resistance path to the drivers. In addition, if you buy the LCD-5 from Apos Audio, you’ll get a free Apos Flow Cable. The Apos Flow audio cables are made of 99.99997% pure single-crystal copper, ensuring an oxide-free, unobstructed signal.
As always, if you buy from Apos Audio you get free priority shipping and the Apos 2-Year Warranty. Check out the Audeze LCD-5 on Apos Audio here.
Transducer type: Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure: Fluxor magnet array
Phase management: Fazor
Magnet type: Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type: Nano-Scale Parallel Uniforce
Transducer size: 90mm
Maximum SPL: >130dB
Frequency response: 5Hz – 50kHz
THD: <0.1% @100dB SPL Sensitivity: 90dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point) Impedance: 14Ω Max power handling: 5W RMS Min recommended power: >100mW