RAAL Magna - Dual Ribbon Flagship headphones
RAAL Magna - Dual Ribbon Flagship headphones

RAAL Magna - Dual Ribbon Flagship headphones

CHF 6,599.00
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Available for pre-order. Available from June 2024

MAGNA

The Magna is the original next-generation ribbon headphone that represents a new level of performance not only compared to previous ribbon headphones, but also to all other headphones. He is a real TOTL headphone.

The Magna is made from a 10cm diameter fiberglass aluminum composite, hard waxed American walnut veneer and anodized finish and weighs 530g.

The grille is made of etched 3-phase stainless steel, the bridge is made of titanium aluminum nitride and brushed stainless steel. The skin side of the headband is padded with suede, and the click-stop height adjuster has five levels on each side.

The ear cushions are made of memory foam covered with lamb suede on the inside and perforated leather on the outside. The round ear pad opening is 64 mm. The input connections are 3.5mm TRRS sockets.

The twin straps are made of corrugated aluminum with a viscous damping skin made of "Silent Metal", the combined surface area is 16.8 cm².

The deflection potential is ±4 mm, the maximum sound pressure level is 115 dB and the impedance is 0.038Ω (0.27Ω with the 1.8 m long S2 headphone cable with XLR4 socket).

Packages

MAGNA Standard Package

  • Headphones: MAGNA (double true ribbon driver)
  • Headphone cable: SATIS Copper (RCD Interface to Headphone) 1.8m (5'11")
  • RCD interface / stand: 32 ohm standard (8 ohm or VIVA Audio special on request)
  • Interface cable: RCD-XLR (headphone amplifier to RCD interface) XLR4/XLR4 1.5m (4'11")
  • Hard case (molded/waterproof)

MAGNA Deluxe Package

  • Headphones: MAGNA (double true ribbon driver)
  • Headphone cable: STAR-8 MkII Silver (RCD Interface to Headphone) 1.8m (5'11")
  • RCD interface / stand: 32 ohm standard (8 ohm or VIVA Audio special on request)
  • Interface cable: RCD-XLR (headphone amplifier to RCD interface) XLR4/XLR4 1.5m (4'11")
  • Hard case (molded/waterproof)

MAGNA Only

  • Headphones: MAGNA (double true ribbon driver)
  • Hard case (molded/waterproof)

MAGNA Star-8 II 

  • Headphones: MAGNA (double true ribbon driver)
  • Headphone cable: STAR-8 MkII Silver (RCD Interface to Headphone) 1.8m (5'11")
  • Hard case (molded/waterproof)


Gain

The connection to amplifiers is made via the RCD interface, which is equipped with specially developed toroidal transformers of the highest quality. The interface is designed in the style of a headphone stand. Toroidal transformers convert a voltage-controlled amplifier output into a current-controlled signal to control the ribbons.

Compatible amplifiers should have a low output impedance of less than 10mV DC offset and be suitable for driving loads of 32Ω or greater. For Type 300B and other tube amplifiers designed for loudspeakers, 8Ω or 16Ω are available upon request (at no additional charge).

The single impedance interface is intended to ensure compatibility with various head-fi amplifiers. Compared to older models, the Magna only requires 2.4 watts and the Immanis only 1.5 watts, allowing for higher efficiency and greater compatibility.

Suitable amplifiers, such asthe Auris Headonia 10th Anniversary 300B or the Trafomatic Primavera with SV811-10 provide the interface with full power. The 100% conductivity of the ribbons enables precise control over the entire membrane, resulting in a fast response and impressive dynamics.

The Xmax value of ±4 mm for the Raal 1995 foils is exceptional for headphone drivers. The SPL capability of 115/118 dB for Magna/Immanis disproves the fragile ribbon cliché and highlights the performance of these Serbian ribbon headphones for both consumer and professional applications.

The curated amplifiers, including the new Auris amplifier, ensure the necessary performance and compatibility of the interface.


Technical data

Headphone model: MAGNA
Open-back circumaural, ventilated antechamber, True-Ribbon R² driver headphones, MAGNA-Ribbon current-drive interface / stand, RCD interface 32 ohm cable, Headphones - Satis Copper 1.8m case, hard plastic waterproof


Specifications


 Motor

  • Configuration Complimentary Tuned Dual Ribbon
  • Ribbon type Corrugated pure aluminum (True Ribbon) with Viscodamp™ "Silent Metal" viscosity damping
  • Surface 16.8 cm² (2.6 in²)
  • Deflection +/- 4mm (0.157 in)
  • Maximum sound pressure level 115 dB
  • Impedance 0.038Ω
  • Impedance with specialized HP cable 0.27Ω
  • Note: Cable connection XLR 4-pin, female. Do not make adapters and connect
    directly to amplifiers as this will destroy both the amplifier and headphones. Connect only to RCDI-32 or RCDI-8 or to a dedicated direct drive amplifier for RAAL headphones (HSA-1a/b/c, VM-1a)

 

Ribbon Current Drive Interface (RCDI-32, RCDI-8)

  • Converts the low impedance of headphones and cable (0.27Ω) into an impedance usable for amplifiers (32Ω and 8Ω)
  • Configuration of toroidal transformer + special headphone cable (SC2, S2, STAR-8, STAR-8 MkII)
  • Drive type Converts voltage drive from amplifier into current drive for ribbon
  • Supported amplifier type Voltage-drive amplifier with low internal output impedance and a DC offset of less than 10 mV
     Impedance loading the amplifier 32Ω nominal (8Ω by special order)
     Recommended amplifier power, RCDI-32 headphone amplifier from 2-6W or speaker amplifier from 8-25W at 8Ω
  • Recommended amplifier power, RCDI-8 speaker amplifier from 2-6W at 8Ω (SET or similar low power amplifiers for speakers)


Headphone case

  • Housing material: fiberglass composite, aluminum
  • Surface anodization, hard wax on American walnut veneer
  • Grid 3-phase etched stainless steel
  • Head spring Brushed stainless steel with TiAlN (Titanium Aluminum Nitride) hard coating
  • Headband Soft padding band, suede underside
  • Height adjustment 5-position click stop
  • Ear pads top: lambskin, suede, filling: memory foam, inside: textile, outside: perforated sheepskin
  • Input connectors High current gold plated 3.5mm TRRS sockets
  • Weight without cable 515 g

 

 

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