Win a Pair of Meze Audio RAI PENTA
Apr 8, 2020 at 6:46 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 38


Sponsor: Meze Audio
Nov 2, 2015
Baia Mare, Romania
Meze Audio Rai Penta has received Editor's Choice award from HiFi+ magazine. This is the first-ever Editor's Choice award in HiFi+ and is featured on the magazine's 21st anniversary issue (Issue 182). To celebrate this special recognition, Meze Audio has organised a competition to win a pair of RAI PENTA with HiFi+ magazine.


If you are a passionate audiophile and an avid HiFi+ reader, then this is for you! Take part in our exciting competition for a chance to win a RAI Penta universal-fit in-ear monitors worth $1099.

In order to take part in the competition, please go to our Competition Page and fill in the correct answer in the form. Alternatively, you may send your answer on a postcard (including your name, address, and telephone number) to Meze Audio (Rai Penta Competition), 38 Iuliu Maniu Str., Ap. 2, Baia Mare, 430131, Romania.

The competition will run from March 31st 2020 until June 4th 2020. The competition is open to everyone, but multiple, automated or bulk entries will be disqualified. A valid entry is one where the correct answer to our question has been received during the period allocated for the competition and all mandatory contact information fields have been correctly filled-in. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries, will be contacted via email (for online entries) or phone (for mail-in entries) and their name will be published on this page and in the HiFi+ magazine. In case the winner cannot be contacted or we fail to get a response in a 30 days period after the announcement, a new winner will be randomly chosen from the remaining entries. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Meze Audio is compliant with the Data Protection Act and UK laws apply. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.


Alan Sircom reviewed the RAI Penta in Hi-Fi+ issue #181 (pages 75-78) where he wrote, "The Penta features five drivers in its equally elegant anodised aluminium body. The Penta is a hybrid design, too, featuring four balanced armature drivers with one dynamic driver. In effect, that means the dynamic driver does the heavy lifting, with the balanced armatures filling in key points in the upper registers."

He went on to say, "In fitting, the RAI Penta does sit a little proud of the concha, but is nonetheless extremely comfortable and needs to do so because of the MMCX connector and the two ports, one of which is called the Pressure Equalization System (PES). PES is drilled in a distinct, tiny Y-shaped pattern to control the airflow and hence the internal pressure around the drivers. This is flanked by three even smaller holes that act as ports for the driver sound tube/dampening system."

He concluded the review by saying, "The more I listened to the Meze RAI Penta, the more I wanted to listen to music, which is perhaps the best praise you can make of an audio component...(it has an) easy, unforced accuracy, coupled with excellent bass and imaging that is more out of the head than it is inside, all add up to an in-ear monitor that’s hard to beat for the long game of listening."
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Apr 8, 2020 at 12:05 PM Post #2 of 38
Thanks Meze for this competition. I was on the Penta Tour so will not enter this to give someone else a chance of winning.
Apr 8, 2020 at 12:54 PM Post #3 of 38
Congrats on the HiFi Choice win! Couldn't happen to a nicer group of folks.
Apr 8, 2020 at 5:47 PM Post #6 of 38
Good luck everyone! :sunglasses:
Apr 8, 2020 at 11:54 PM Post #8 of 38
Good luck, all... and thanks to Meze!
Apr 9, 2020 at 3:57 PM Post #13 of 38

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