RAI Penta -- Meze Audio's Flagship IEM with Penta Hybrid Driver Technology
Mar 21, 2018 at 9:46 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1,037
Joined
Nov 2, 2015
Posts
488
Likes
778
Location
Baia Mare, Romania
Dear audio enthusiasts and audiophiles, we present you RAI Penta!

Rai Penta on HeadFi 01.JPG


The Rai Penta is premium IEM with 2 x Dual BA and 1 x Dynamic drivers harmoniously completing each other and ingeniously modeled ergonomic housing, the Rai Penta is all about detail, organic tonality, and seamless fit.

Rai Penta on HeadFi 02.JPG


Jude Mansilla:
Meze Audio we'll be showing a prototype of a new premium universal fit IEM called the RAI Penta, ‘RAI’ meaning ‘heaven’ in Romanian and ‘Penta’ referring to its five drivers per se. In each fully CNC sculpted chassis, there are two dual balanced armatures and one electrodynamic driver. I haven't heard it yet but Meze is aiming for what they're calling a reference class balanced sound signature with natural tonality. (…)RAI Penta has some interesting details inside and a gorgeous design.
Make sure not to miss the Empyrean, the RAI Penta and the rest of the product line at Meze Audio’s exhibiting it at CanJam Singapore 2018.


Awards.jpg


Rai Penta on HeadFi 03.JPG


Rai Penta on HeadFi 04.JPG


The Penta Hybrid technology enables us to deliver harmonized sound frequencies without overlay of phase issues. For sound from the drivers to reach your eardrums it has to pass from through the housing / nozzle / eartip assembly. The seamless functioning of 5 drivers is enabled by the very specific and precise length of each sound tube which basically determines the air volume in front of each driver in particular.

Our design eliminates imperfections that you can find in regular plastic Tube and Dampener systems, which are commonly used in multi driver assembly.

Rai Penta on HeadFi 05.JPG


Rai Penta on HeadFi 06.JPG


The comfier the IEM, the better the listening experience, this is a fact. Serious audiophiles will spend hours on end engaged in their music.

We have designed the RAI In Ear Monitors to deliver comfort and prolonged listening sessions allowing for a truly immersive experience for you and your music.

Attention to details to an extreme: round, soft edges designed to embrace the natural curves from one’s ear and to fit perfectly.

Rai Penta on HeadFi 08.JPG


Airflow control helps regulate internal chamber pressure trough our finely tuned PES design in front and behind the driver assembly.

Rai Penta on HeadFi 10.JPG


The high precision CNC aluminium chassis, skillfully milled from solid aluminium, creates the perfect space for the sound to be precisely channeled to your inner ear directly and without distortion.

Rai Penta on HeadFi 11.JPG


Rai Penta on HeadFi 12.JPG


Rai Penta on HeadFi 13.JPG


The Rai Penta work effortlessly with any device due to its low impedance and high sensitivity but to truly enjoy the potential of its painstakingly tuned driver array, we recommend a high resolution source. The response is super high resolution and is above any certificate or standard.

A balanced sound signature with impeccable micro-detailing provides unrivaled realism all across the wide frequency range, from 4Hz to 45 kHz.

Rai Penta on HeadFi 14.JPG


Highest purity Silver-plated Copper wires terminated in finely crafted metal plug shells ensures that cable assembly will stay strong and reliable for a long time. There are 4 wires. Each wire consists of 20 litz strands. MMCX plugs are top quality and plug termination is rhodium plated for best connectivity and durability.

Rai Penta on HeadFi 16.JPG


ACCESSORIES

• MMCX braided cables made of silver plated copper
custom wires ending in high quality 3.5mm
• Hard Case: protective EVA case with Meze Audio metal logo
• 4 pairs of soft silicone eartips XS, S, M, L
• 1 double flanged eartips
• 2 deep insertion double flanged eartips
• 1 pair of comply foam eartips
• 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter
• airplane 2 pin adapter
• cleaning tool

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Driver: PENTA-HYBRID DRIVER
(4 x Customized Balanced Armature and 1 x Dynamic
Driver working harmoniously together)
Frequency Range: 4Hz – 45kHz
Impedance: 20Ω
Sensitivity: 110dB SPL/1mW Sensitivity
Max Input Power: 30mW
Distortion: <1%
Stock cables: MMCX connector ending in 3.5mm, Rhodium plated
Upgrade cables: MMCX connector ending in
2.5mm TRRS balanced and 4.4mm balanced as extra accessories
Warranty period: 2 years

Rai Penta on HeadFi 15.JPG


UPGRADE CABLES

MMCX braided cables made of silver plated copper
custom wires ending in balanced 2.5 mm TRRS balanced
and 4.4 balanced as extra accessories sold separately.

Rai Penta Review Links:
Head Gear (15 reviews)

Audio123
AudioFools
Audiophile On
Darko - A Short Film
Headfonia - A Star
HeadPie
Headphone Community
Headphone Guru
HeadphoneList - Metallurgic Magic
HiFiHeadphones (Dealer)
InnerFidelity
MajorHiFI - My New Favorite IEMs
SoundSight - The Pioneering Universal IEM
Twister6
 
Last edited:
Meze Audio Design. Comfort. Sound. True audio. Stay updated on Meze Audio at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
 
https://www.facebook.com/mezeaudio https://twitter.com/mezeaudio https://www.instagram.com/mezeaudio/ https://www.mezeaudio.com/ marketing@mezeaudio.com
Mar 21, 2018 at 5:37 PM Post #7 of 1,037

alffla

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 24, 2016
Posts
195
Likes
383
Location
Hong Kong
How different is this to what I heard at the Hong Kong High End Audio Expo last year? I remember there were 2 versions then, and Antonio mentioned they were single dynamic driver designs? I'm super excited for this since I was struck by the warmth and power of the darker coloured shell prototype last year.
 
Mar 25, 2018 at 4:20 AM Post #10 of 1,037

superuser1

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 7, 2016
Posts
4,371
Likes
3,058
Location
Sapta Sindhu
Wasn't this supposed to be announced today?
 
Mar 25, 2018 at 9:18 PM Post #12 of 1,037

liquidrats

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 23, 2017
Posts
412
Likes
209
Location
Singapore
any impression from canjam singapore
Very balanced, slightly neutral, nice build quality and design (the brass/gold version is nice). fitting is decent, but not isolating.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top