Meze Audio Announces Rai Solo

Baia Mare – 4th Nov, 2019 – Meze Audio, a Romanian high-end audio company developing premium audiophile headphones and earphones, is introducing Rai Solo, its newest in-ear monitor. Rai Solo is the second IEM developed in the Rai product range, after the release of Rai Penta earlier this year. Rai Solo is aiming to become the IEM of choice for entry-level audiophiles, promising its users an affordable way to immerse into a pure listening experience while enjoying the ergonomic elegant design, typical to Meze products. 

The newest addition to Rai IEM family

“Rai Solo has been at the origin of the entire Rai IEM family, so it shares a lot of design philosophy DNA with the flagship, Rai Penta. It was supposed to be released ahead of Rai Penta, but we took our time to perfect it for production. The result is a high value, yet still affordable, IEM.”, says Antonio Meze, founder and lead designer at Meze Audio. 

The strongest correlation between Rai Solo and Rai Penta is the similar shape of the IEM: round, soft edges, designed to embrace the natural curves from one’s ear and to fit perfectly. In developing the Rai Solo, Meze Audio was looking to obtain a fun-neutral but well refined and controlled sound signature. 

The main value-added technology Rai Solo comes with is the refined electrodynamic driver with a UPM balanced piston membrane motion, encased in a durable and ergonomic sintered steel shell. With Solo’s UPM driver, the membrane itself is electrically conductive and therefore no wires are attached to the diaphragm. The result is a symmetric pistonic motion through its entire movement, without disturbance from the unbalance created by wires. 

Thanks to its stainless-steel body, Rai Solo delivers a clean and dark background with well-defined imaging. The specially conceived shell architecture, in conjunction with the steel chassis, dampens vibration from the driver unit, while the stainless-steel metal injection body offers a highly durable and extremely comfortable housing for long listening sessions and long product life. 

Rai Solo comes with standard MMCX sockets and a detachable MMCX 1.3m Silver Plated Cable

Rai Solo will be made available worldwide, starting November 2019, at a reference price of USD $249. 

Meze Audio has been founded in year 2011 in the city of Baia Mare, Transylvania, Romania. The company is renowned for timeless design, pure comfort and engaging vivid sound. Winner of multiple audiophile industry awards, Meze Audio is already known on the market for its 99 series headphones and flagships Empyrean and Rai Penta. 

Jay Luong

Mr. Audio Bacon himself. An open-minded electrical engineer and software developer by trade. I have an obsession with the enjoyment of all things media - specifically in the realm of music and film. So much heart and soul (and money) go into the creation of this artistry. My aim is to find out which products get me closer to what the musicians and directors intended.

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