January 21, 2020
Meze Rai Solo IEM First Look At Bristol
Hot on the heals of the 5 driver Rai Penta IEM, Meze have now released the aptly named single driver Rai Solo IEM. As always with Meze, the Rai Solo introduces some new and innovative design features. In the case of the Rai Solo this comes in the form of Unified Pistonic Motion Technology (UPM).
In a traditional electrodynamic driver the voice coil lead wires are glued to the back side of the thin membrane. This is the major factor in producing unbalanced vibrations. The new UPM driver eliminates this inconvenience by using a totally different approach: 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 imbalance created by wires. This results in low total harmonic distortion, clear mid-range and outstanding reproduction of low frequencies. The Rai Solo, has a fun-neutral but well refined and controlled sound signature.
Visit Meze in room 324 to not only hear this exceptional sounding entry level IEM but also to see the beautifully crafted stainless steel construction, with each housing individually hand brushed by craftsmen for a luxurious look and feel.