Sankar Thiagasamudram and Alexander Rosson met engineer Pete Uka who developed specialized flexible circuits for NASA. They quickly realized the material could be perfect for headphones. That’s when Dragoslav Colich, who has 30+ years’ experience in designing planar drivers, joined the CTO team to create the LCD-1 headphone.
Soon after, they created the legendary, award-winning LCD-2 and LCD-3 headphones, and the higher-efficiency LCD-X and XC models. More recently, EL-8 and SINE series headphones. Designers, a BMW Group Subsidiary, for the cutting-edge industrial design for the new headphones as well as the Deckard DAC / Amplifier.
Audeze feature proprietary planar magnetic designs with extremely thin-film driver materials and powerful custom magnets. Planars overcome many limitations inherent in typical cone drivers; Our lightweight diaphragms are, for example, faster and more responsive than heavier moving-coil or dome drivers. Planar magnetic diaphragm also have a voice-coil circuit across the diaphragm surface. The diaphragm’s voice-coil circuit interacts with the magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic force that moves the diaphragm back and forth creating the sound you hear when energized by an audio signal.