Ballou Projects. Daniel Ballou and Dashdot are developing a system that transforms the humble cinder block into a high fidelity speaker. Concrete is a low resonance material that minimizes vibrations and reduces coloration of pure sound delivered by the drivers. A drawback of course is that it’s heavy to handle and ship, and labor intensive to mold. However, cinder blocks are available throughout the world for about a buck (or free in a construction site trash pile). The Cinder Speaker ships as a pre-assembled and pre-wired front panel, including a 5” driver, tweeter, crossover, and input jack.
The back panel includes mounting hardware that spans the cinderblock and seals the enclosure. The cinder block comes from your local hardware store or your neighbor’s backyard. In ‘backburner’ development for over a year, we are in the fine tuning stage, selecting final components and vendors. Gramovox | Stream Nostalgia. Well Rounded Sound Inc. Horn Speakers | Specimen Products. Marshall Hanwell: Ridding the World of Bad Sound - Full Version. Pro-Ject Audio Systems. Audiophile „Best Buy“ turntable Turntable innovation for vinyl starters with class-leading sound quality! A quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt is driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF.
The main chassis is made from lightweight, but very stiff particle board. Utilising a straight 8,6“ aluminium tonearm with a single-pivot bearing made from steel, a spectacular good tracking of vinyl grooves is guaranteed. Because Essential comes with pre-mounted cartridge, connection to phono input of your hifi system is made fast and simple and your vinyl treasures can be heard in outstanding quality! • Belt drive with silicone belt • Low vibration synchronous motor • 8,6” single-pivot aluminium tonearm • Ortofon OM5e cartridge, pre-mounted • Connection to phono preamp or amplifier with phono preamp required • Pre-mounted interconnect cable with gold-plated RCA plugs • Colour options: Black, Red, White Reviews:
AIAIAI - Headphones - Earbuds - Dj headphones. Transparent Speaker by PEOPLE PEOPLE. Engadget: "a potent sound-pusher, but also as a highlight of industrial design" CNET: "Audio systems shouldn't just sound good, they should look good, too. " Wired: "perfect for someone who wants to add some boom to their room without clunky cubes dissing their design aesthetic" Mashable: “It's as fun to stare through, as it is to hear!” Cool Material: "it just looks freakin’ sweet" psfk: "effortlessly blends into any environment instead of sticking out against the decor" VentureBeat: “Sounds fantastic, a reality that became clear when used to blast a particularly bass-heavy version of R. Cool Hunting: “After listening... we were equally impressed with the performance of the 6.5" sub and two 3" full range drivers.
Home audio systems have come a long way from the blocky, black and silver painted stacks of particle wood and plastic. Some quotes from the web: The music industry loves the speaker. The Transparent Speaker is built with premium audio components. What is the next step? Transparent speaker. AEDLE - High-end Audio Accessories. The BoomCase© by Mr. Simo | Vintage Suitcase BoomBoxes. Well Rounded Sound. Molami. The story of Molami is, like the brand itself, one that involves no compromises. The brainchild of industrial designer Maria von Euler, Molami’s beginnings can be traced back to Maria’s studies at design school in Stockholm, Sweden. Her experience working with Zound Industries during a break between classes inspired her degree project, which ultimately led to the inception of Molami.
During the next several years Maria incorporated the process of tailoring and fashion design – how materials and shapes flatter the female form – into a methodical industrial design approach. Using this approach, she sculpted headphones that frame and enhance the features of the feminine face. This has never been done in the headphone industry. Maria’s meticulous attention to detail can be seen in each pair of Molami headphones – from the tailored silhouette of each model down to the braided textile-wrapped cords and discreet accents plated in gold and silver. Molami の物語は、ブランドそのもののように、妥協を知りません。 Système hifi Focal BIRD : des enceintes compactes, design, haute-fidélité et simples à installer ! Carrot Grant - Buffalo Box.
Enandis-shop. 3 Speaker Boombox. The original music culture icon is back TDK Life on Record brings the original music culture icon back to life — combining dynamic sound performance, premium surfaces and features that let you customize the music your way. The 3 Speaker Boombox Audio System is designed to play music out loud. Inspired by the social art of sharing music and the boombox heritage, the 3 Speaker Boombox is a catalyst, a center for shared moments for those who still care about the music. Like the music itself, the TDK Boombox is an out-loud expression of your musical identity. Upgrade Available: Download the latest firmware here for the best possible performance. Ceramic Speakers. The Ceramic Speakers are made from porcelain, cork, and Baltic birch. Each material is minimally finished, left to add its natural beauty to the design. The included amplifier is made from stainless steel sheet metal, with a cast iron base and paulownia volume slider. Aside from the electronic components, plastic is completely avoided in the system’s construction.
Intense detail Typical speakers are designed to play even the most compressed or poorly recorded track. They gloss over the details that give high-resolution music its depth. Never proprietary Binding posts, 1/8″ jacks, and banana plugs have been perfected through years of electronic design. System includes: Specifications: Output: 15 W/ channel Sensitivity: 89 dB Frequency Range: 70 Hz – 20 kHz Impedance: 4 Ohm Driver Materials: Paper diaphragm, aluminum phase plug, neodymium magnet, die-cast basket Learn more from the Yanko Design review of the Ceramic Speakers by Joey Roth.