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Audeze

Audeze LCD-5 Flagship Planar

LCD-5 is the exciting new Flagship Open-Back Planar-Magnetic headphone from Audeze, featuring an all new light weight design and Parallel Uniforce™ diaphragms! LCD-5 is the end result of Audeze's long term commitment to delivering reference products, be sure to pair it with a top of the line amp like our GS-X Mini to hear LCD-5 at it's best!

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Featuring our core technologies while adding some new innovations like our Parallel Uniforce voice coil, the LCD-5 incorporates decades of audio and technology research to deliver all the aspects of a truly reference audio experience

Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram

Our Take

The LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy using a new driver design with Audeze’s own patent-pending Parallel UniforceTM voice coils and new magnet assembly. LCD-5 represents a completely new design made specifically for minimal reflections, improved frequency response, and a more open yet accurate soundstage. LCD-5’s impedance is 14 Ohms, sensitivity is 90dB, and it weighs just 420 grams (1/3 less than the LCD-4!). Handcrafted in California, USA, the LCD-5 has been meticulously engineered to provide unmatched audio for industry professionals and audiophiles alike!

Featuring Audeze’s patented core technologies, and new acoustically designed leather earpads, an improved and luxurious carbon fiber suspension headband, deep “tortoise shell” acetate rings, all-new magnesium housing, plus their latest premium audio cable made with high-purity copper, and an aluminum travel case.

Features

  • New Parallel Uniforce™ diaphragms and Fluxor™ Magnets provide powerful sound, unparalleled sonic detail, and incredible accuracy without increasing the impedance.
  • New internally sloped earpads that help to reduce unwanted resonances and interior reflections.
  • Newly designed Fazors that are optimized to reduce diffractions.
  • Specially tuned directional OCC high-purity copper cable, composed of strands that provide a low capacitance and a low resistance path to maintain unsurpassed clarity and precision.
  • Fully re-designed magnesium frame provides rigidity and ultra-light weight.

Specs

Transducer Type
Planar Magnetic

Headphone Style
Over-ear, open-back

Max Power Handling
5W RMS

Minimum power requirement
>100mW

Recommended Power Level
>250mW

Max SPL
>130dB

Frequency Response
5Hz to 50kHz

Weight
420g

The Drivers

Magnetic structure
Fluxor magnet array

Phase management
Fazor

Magnet type
Neodymium N50

Diaphragm type
Nano-Scale Parallel Uniforce

Transducer size
90mm

Sensitivity
90 dB/1mW

Impedance
14 ohms

THD
<0.1% @ 100dB

About Audeze

The planar-magnetic driver design used by Audeze moves a large ultra-thin driver between magnet arrays, capable of great air movement. This helps create the signature powerful bass that Audeze headphones have become known for, in addition to a natural, extended treble.