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Reminiscent of a lustrous gem that transports you through a mystical folktale, the Meze Audio ADVAR hides a powerful, detailed, and lifelike sound behind a uniquely designed stainless steel chassis. A balanced blend of function and beauty, ADVAR is an IEM like no other. Pair Advar with an amazing portable device such as the iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon for the best sound quality no matter where you go!
“When we developed ADVAR, our goal was to create something meaningful. A piece of audio that’s artful, spiritual, and timeless. I think the result we achieved reflects the spirit of Meze Audio so well.”
– Antonio Meze, Lead Designer and Founder of Meze Audio
For the archaic civilizations of Romania, an ADVAR was similar to a talisman or amulet. Believed to be all powerful, it was a symbol of the “absolute”, meant to bring blessings to those who wore it. As descendants of ancient civilizations, Meze had made it their mission to preserve the essence of their culture and pass it on. Capturing that very essence, this IEM is ready to bring balance to day-to-day life in the form of harmoniously tuned audio. ADVAR is a piece of visual and sonic art, ready to unravel its mysteries piece by piece, with each listening session.
With an endearing sound quality that matches various listening preferences, ADVAR delivers audible finesse that leaves no room for compromise. Inside the shell, a precisely tuned 10.2 mm single dynamic driver creates a warm, dynamic presentation that stays true to Meze Audio’s already established signature sound. The diaphragm offers impressive control all across the frequency range, leaving room to a smooth, velvet-like sound.
Detail wasn’t sacrificed – ADVAR will unveil particularities with incredible accuracy, giving life to new and surprising notes waiting to be discovered in your favorite songs. ADVAR is easy to drive and pairs well with any device, thanks to its high sensitivity and low impedance. It provides accuracy and fidelity from 10hZ to 30kHz, offering you a mesmerizing listening experience.
With a form inspired by the rounded surfaces of raw Hematite, with intricate curves that were sculpted with care, the stainless steel shell features an ergonomically contoured design that allows the earphones to be inserted and removed with ease. Their long-term search for the optimal fit has led to a rock-solid shape that ensures the highest stability. The housing rests lightly on the ear and, together with the over-ear hooks, reduces discomfort during longer listening sessions. The sinuous design helps enhance the noise isolating properties of the earphone.
Ear tips were carefully selected to provide an optimum, airtight fit, which conforms easily to your ear's shape. The Type E model, developed by Final Audio, also brings an improvement to bass tones and reduces harsh tones in the high frequency range when paired with ADVAR.
The secular forests from Maramures, the views from the mountain tops, and the whispers of natural springs are what inspire Meze Audio to create. Throughout history, countrymen from this land made use of intricate ancestral symbols carved in wood, passed on from generation to generation, to protect their sacred space.
The outer circles are similar to the Meze team's representation of the “Hora”, a traditional dance that carries a cosmic symbolism to Romanians. The circle of people dancing, united hand in hand, represent a metaphorical dance of the planets as they revolve around the Sun. This is symbolic of a magical union between the tangible and the spiritual. In the center of the circle, there is the Sun itself, acting as a protector against darkness. Its source of light enables all things to thrive and grow. This hallmark that accompanies ADVAR is placed here to reveal a piece of the one thing that makes Meze most unique - their Maramures-born soul.
• Meze ADVAR IEM
• 1x hard case pouch
• 1x MMCX removal tool
• 1x cleaning tool
• 5 pairs (SS, S, M, L, LL sizes) Final Audio Type-E ear tips
• Cables: 1x 1.25m MMCX silver-plated cable to gold plated 3.5mmOpitional Upgrade Cables
• Driver: 10.2mm Dynamic driver
• Frequency Range: 10 Hz - 30 kHz
• Impedance: 31 Ω
• SPL: 111dB/mW
• Distortion: <1% at 1kHz
• Construction: Solid stainless-steel chassis, produced by metal injection molding, with CNC finishing
• High-gloss black chrome plating on main shell finish