While there are some who prefer their speakers to be functional, there are those who feel that their speakers should also be aesthetically pleasing as speakers can also be considered to be a piece of furniture. Companies like Bang & Olufsen have excelled in that regard, but it looks like Master & Dynamic could offer up a worthy challenger.
The company has recently announced not only its first speaker (the company is known for its headphones), but its first wireless speaker as well that was designed by Sir David Adjaye, who for those unfamiliar is the architect behind Washington D.C.’s new Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Dubbed MA770, this speaker looks fantastic in terms of design but it also has the unique selling point of being made out of concrete composite. According to Adjaye, “This speaker is not about the traditional idea of making boxes, but about a directional form. I became fascinated with the idea of using triangles to break down the mass of the box, and to see if we could dissolve the sense of volume through sculptural detail. We created a new geometry for this speaker. A new geometry of sound.”
As for its specs, the speaker will feature a pair of 4-inch long-throw woofers made of woven Kevlar, and a 1.5-inch titanium tweeter. There is also a stainless steel grill that is magnetically attached so users can remove it easily if they prefer the exposed look. Safe to say that this speaker does not come cheap as it is priced at $1,800. It is available for pre-order via Master & Dynamic’s website where it is expected to begin shipping on the 16th of May, 2017.
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