Meze Elite Sunset Boulevard
The Meze Elite in the exclusive “Sunset Boulevard” edition represents the latest masterpiece from Antonio Meze and his team at Meze Audio. Each headphone is carefully crafted by hand and is limited to just 50 pieces.
In the footsteps of the stars on Sunset Boulevard
The name “Sunset Boulevard” is derived from the legendary street in Los Angeles. This edition is a tribute to the “City of Angels”, which is considered the heartbeat and meeting place of Hollywood stars. In this connection between East and West, it roams through all cultures, musical styles and colors to finally celebrate the breathtaking sunset in the Pacific.
Al di Meola’s guitar as inspiration
The “Sunset Boulevard” edition, inspired by Al di Meola’s Prisma guitar, is available in both Elite and Empyrean models. Both variants are limited to 50 numbered copies each, with only 10 headphones being produced per month.
The partnership between Meze Audio and Rinaro Isodynamics continues with the launching of the new MEZE – ELITE Isodynamic Hybrid Array headphones. ELITE is coming to set a new benchmark in top-of-the-line headphone performance, combining Meze Audio’s superb mechanical design and ergonomics with Rinaro’s distinctive technology and acoustic engineering.
ELITE gives an accurate, realistic listening experience suited to exceed the highest standards of the accomplished audiophile by combining an elite aesthetic with state-of-the-art engineering.
Meze Audio created a one-of-a-kind headset with revolutionary designs and technology that perfectly complement each other to generate a pure feeling with a no-compromise philosophy, inspired by the love for art and sound.
Meze ELITE Maximum durability and a stunning appearance
Firstly, Materials were chosen not just for their raw texture’s thrilling sensory experience, but also for their comfort and longevity. A carbon fiber headband with a real leather headrest was added to the frame for an ultra-light feel, and the deep black grill with detailed carvings gives the Elite its stunning appearance.
Meze ELITE Designed to last a lifetime
Secondly, Meze Audio’s main idea is to produce products that will persist through years and years of industry changes, providing customers with long-term value.
Elite is no exception.
From its appearance to its technology, this headset created to outlast all passing fads and become a true treasure.
Elite is entirely serviceable, taking long-term sustainability to a new level: from the replacement earpads to the high-performance materials utilized, every aspect of the headphone chassis can be readily disassembled and maintained.
The enormous time commitment of world-class drivers
Thirdly, Each driver unit made at Rinaro Isodynamics in Ukraine takes more than 100 hours to develop and test before being delivered to Meze Audio for the final assembly of the headphone.
Two different ear pads for optimum comfort and sound quality with innovative design
The Isomagnetic® earpad attachment is an innovative design feature invente by Rinaro that leverages the driver’s demagnetizing field to secure the earpad in place while also redirecting the magnetic field back into the driver and enhancing driver efficiency.
The Rinaro-designed Meze ELITE headphone comes with two distinctively shaped earpads that allow for specific sound signature calibration.
The Alcantara earpad originally developed for the Empyrean headphone in 2018 is 30mm deep.
HYBRID (Perforated Alcantara® Interior + Real Leather Exterior)
Lastly, The 25mm deep Leather + Alcantara earpad, designed just for ELITE by Rinaro, is a new addition to the line-up that blends the best of two materials.
Meze – Elite Technical Specifications
- Driver Type Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array® [MZ3SE]
- Operating Principle Open
- Ear Coupling Circumaural
- Frequency Response3 – 112,000 Hz
- Impedance 32 Ω
- Nominal SPL101 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
- Maximum SPL > 130 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.05% (in the whole frequency range)
- Geometrical Shape Ovoid
- Size 102 mm x 73 mm
- Weight 75 g
- Casing Fibreglass reinforced polymer
- MAGNET ARRAY
- Type Isodynamic
- Size 75 mm x 49 mm
- Magnetic Flux 0.35 T
- Type Rinaro Parus® [MZ3SE]
- Active Area 4650 mm2
- Weight 0.011 g
- Acoustic Mass 7.5 kg/m4
- Lower Frequency Limit 3 Hz
- Upper-Frequency Limit 112,000 Hz