Based on the popular Rai Penta design, the Meze Rai Solo features a single driver design for premium audio at a lower price point. It features a refined electrodynamic driver with UPM balanced piston membrane motion encased in a durable and ergonomic stainless steel shell.
Rai Solo has been born from our vision to offer entry-level audiophiles a solid built and great value IEM. Ergonomic design, sturdy stainless-steel shell, refined dynamic driver, all for one purpose: enchanting your senses through a pure listening experience.
In developing the Rai Solo, we looked for a fun-neutral but well refined and controlled sound signature. The strongest correlation between the Rai Solo and the Rai Penta is the similar shape of the IEM. The use of Metal Injection Moulding technology for the body of the Solo made it possible to have a very complex inner shape made in mass production with great accuracy.
"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 mass production. The result is a high value, yet still affordable, IEM."
Wire free diaphragm performing in a symmetric pistonic motion without disturbance from wires.
Traditional Driver Membrane
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 of the unbalanced vibration.
Wire Free UPM Design
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 unbalance created by wires.
The benefits of this design include low total harmonic distortion, a clear mid-range, and outstanding reproduction of low frequencies.
VIBRATION REDUCTION SYSTEM
Stainless steel is an extremely rigid material, has low resonance and therefore delivers minimum interference to the vibration created by the driver unit. In terms of audio performance, these advantages contribute to 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. The surface is raw Stainless Steel individually hand brushed by craftsmen.
Top Quality Cable to Bring Out the Best in Rai Solo
Highest purity Silver-plated Copper wires terminated in finely crafted metal plug shells ensure that cable assembly will stay strong and reliable for a long time. There are 4 wires. Each wire consists of 20 litz strands. MMCX plugs are top quality and plug termination is rhodium plated for best connectivity and durability.
Industry standard MMCX sockets which make the cables detachable and replaceable at any time.
Nozzle color coding: Right is red and left is blue.
The more comfortable the IEM the better the listening experience, this is a fact. Serious audiophiles will spend hours on end engaged in their music. We have designed the RAI series In Ear Monitors to deliver comfort and prolonged listening sessions allowing for a truly immersive experience for you and your music.
Attention to details to an extreme: round, soft edges designed to embrace the natural curves from one’s ear and to fit perfectly.