Jump to content
sphinxsix

Original Design Speakers.

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Just came to the conclusion that maybe design speakers (I personally hate design audio that is gear designed mainly to look good, not to sound good) deserve a separate thread.

They don't have to be ugly (or angry :))

they just have to be ORIGINAL. 

 

Repost from the other thread: 

 

The Soundwave Speakers designed by furniture designer Matt Dennis.

 

soundwave-speakers-04.jpg

soundwave-speakers-05.jpg?resize=600%2C325

soundwave-speakers-02.jpg?resize=600%2C325

SnowMEN speakers by Dirk Vander Kooij have 3D printed cabinets.

 

attachment-wmen1_cut_vierkant_1024x1024.jpg

 

 

Symbiosis is a series of wooden speakers designed by Stanley Ruiz.

 

P1050583.jpg

P1050584.jpg

stanley-800x535.jpg

 

 

Soee Sound Design.

 

DSC325754e5ac4ceb1e8

 

Galerie - SOEE Soundesign


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here are design speaker from the guy who had his creative high with te film "the 5th element", he propelled back to kicthen design imho 😉

 

 IMG_0269.thumb.JPG.17ef5cfd669988af924ad4cfe4115c34.JPG1238059882_Askjaaudio.jpg.69b8ab75d917307f92ba0a6ccde14cd2.jpg

haskja.jpg.2ee0e2ef22269183ca8e290bd0c35207.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have have always disliked these speakers.

CA9BD31F-AB74-40DE-BB19-31A9FBBA05D5.jpeg.fe1474847c57ecb5f7b5339cef444950.jpeg

 

Why? Because the plastic was so thin they resonated al over the place, so looks only.

With speaker design the shape of the speaker has a purpose also the material and sturdiness etc. So for me it it’s form meets function.

 


🇳🇱
Meitner ma1 v2 dac,  Sovereign preamp and power amp,

DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

EtherRegen, Clock modded Isoregen, Lush^2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about:

 

14876434_1187745257971404_8527531156311865131_o.jpg

 

Screen%2BShot%2B2017-01-03%2Bat%2B11.02.17.jpg

 

or:

 

expensive audio equipment #highendaudioequipment

or (not for depressive music I believe x-D):

 

659cbc7c99e633b379afed95dec41cb2.jpg

 

 


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, RickyV said:

I have have always disliked these speakers.

CA9BD31F-AB74-40DE-BB19-31A9FBBA05D5.jpeg.fe1474847c57ecb5f7b5339cef444950.jpeg

 

Why? Because the plastic was so thin they resonated al over the place, so looks only.

With speaker design the shape of the speaker has a purpose also the material and sturdiness etc. So for me it it’s form meets function.

 

I've always hated their looks too.


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, sphinxsix said:

How about:

 

14876434_1187745257971404_8527531156311865131_o.jpg

 

Screen%2BShot%2B2017-01-03%2Bat%2B11.02.17.jpg

 

or:

 

expensive audio equipment #highendaudioequipment

or (not for depressive music I believe x-D😞

 

659cbc7c99e633b379afed95dec41cb2.jpg

 

 


Spheres are actually a good form, shape, for a speaker. On the outside for defraction and on the inside for standing waves, resonances. But only if the cabinet wall thickness is sufficient.


🇳🇱
Meitner ma1 v2 dac,  Sovereign preamp and power amp,

DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

EtherRegen, Clock modded Isoregen, Lush^2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, sphinxsix said:

How about:

 

14876434_1187745257971404_8527531156311865131_o.jpg

 

Screen%2BShot%2B2017-01-03%2Bat%2B11.02.17.jpg

 

or:

 

expensive audio equipment #highendaudioequipment

or (not for depressive music I believe x-D😞

 

659cbc7c99e633b379afed95dec41cb2.jpg

 

 

 

First pic:

In case of form meets function, I like the first one. Nice point source MTM configuration. Narrow at the tweeter, wider at the mids. Never the same distance from the middle of the driver to the edge of the cabinet. Mmmm not sure of the time alignment of the woofer.

 

Second pic:

Nice point source coaxial driver raindrop shape cabinet.


Third pic:

Probably crap, driver time alignment, un sturdy hinges, thin plastic, distance from tweeter to mid to big. Spheres are good.

 

 


🇳🇱
Meitner ma1 v2 dac,  Sovereign preamp and power amp,

DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

EtherRegen, Clock modded Isoregen, Lush^2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Nice, although I don’t speak French. 
You see than with one of the older models they lowered the tweeter into the sphere mid cabinet to schorten the difference. It depends on the wavelength, from mid to woofer is not so problematic.


🇳🇱
Meitner ma1 v2 dac,  Sovereign preamp and power amp,

DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

EtherRegen, Clock modded Isoregen, Lush^2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, RickyV said:

 Nice, although I don’t speak French. 
You see than with one of the older models they lowered the tweeter into the sphere mid cabinet to schorten the difference. It depends on the wavelength, from mid to woofer is not so problematic.

 

I thought schorten was German?

 

maybe Alsatian French?


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

😁 shorten, I meant......... ... .. of course.

 

And schorten means aprons in dutch 🙄


🇳🇱
Meitner ma1 v2 dac,  Sovereign preamp and power amp,

DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

EtherRegen, Clock modded Isoregen, Lush^2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

by the way, the Elipson brand is now owned by AV Industry, a group that includes as well the he biggest french AV-Retailer (SonVideo.com).

They just established an heritage model of an old classic:, the legacy 3230 (https://www.son-video.com/article/enceintes-enceintes-enceintes-colonne/elipson/legacy-3230-noyer)
for around 7500 Euros. The 2 times I listened to them, I was stunned by their directness, bass and timing.
Bildergebnis für new elipson legacy 32

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And look like,

 

EE30BC2E-FA94-4ACB-8E9E-67685EE07849.thumb.jpeg.22d0c041c8cd52282ffcce36925a78d2.jpeg


🇳🇱
Meitner ma1 v2 dac,  Sovereign preamp and power amp,

DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

EtherRegen, Clock modded Isoregen, Lush^2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, RickyV said:

And look like,

 

EE30BC2E-FA94-4ACB-8E9E-67685EE07849.thumb.jpeg.22d0c041c8cd52282ffcce36925a78d2.jpeg

 

Guess who came up with the idea?

 

By the way:

 

de27l5u.gif


"Science draws the wave, poetry fills it with water" Teixeira de Pascoaes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the speaker looks like a space alien, you always wonder if they are friendly or not


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are those “The angry speakers” 😀


🇳🇱
Meitner ma1 v2 dac,  Sovereign preamp and power amp,

DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

EtherRegen, Clock modded Isoregen, Lush^2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

If the speaker looks like a space alien, you always wonder if they are friendly or not

What about the one that looks like the Martian in George Pal’s original “War of the Worlds” from the early ‘50’s (btw, the ONLY film of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction story, as far as I’m concerned.). Wish I could remember the name of that speaker.


George

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, DuckToller said:

Here are design speaker from the guy who had his creative high with te film "the 5th element", he propelled back to kicthen design imho 😉

Or maybe even a bathroom design.. x-D

 

15 hours ago, RickyV said:

First pic:

In case of form meets function, I like the first one. Nice point source MTM configuration. Narrow at the tweeter, wider at the mids. Never the same distance from the middle of the driver to the edge of the cabinet. Mmmm not sure of the time alignment of the woofer.

I agree. I also think they look very cool but I'm not sure if the (nicely designed) base is sufficiently stiff.

15 hours ago, RickyV said:

Second pic:

Nice point source coaxial driver raindrop shape cabinet.

Four way coaxial driver! I've never had a chance to hear high end Cabasse speakers but there is no doubt this is not 'design' audio gear but a serious one. BTW L'Ocean speakers (80k) from the photo have a bigger brother (also 4-way design with 55cm woofer!) La Sphère (Stereophile review link) (€180k)

Image result for cabasse la sphère

16 hours ago, RickyV said:

Third pic:

Probably crap

I agree. 

In general I like spheres, I also think that that such cabinets may have quite good acoustic properties. 

 

14 hours ago, RickyV said:

And look like,

Only a little worse... (I think B&W should sue Elipson)  :)

 

14 hours ago, semente said:

 

Guess who came up with the idea?

 

By the way:

 

de27l5u.gif

It is about diffraction (reflected sound characteristics) not about given cabinet shape inner resonances/standing waves - right.?

 

13 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

If the speaker looks like a space alien, you always wonder if they are friendly or not

Do you have a bit elevated anxiety level.? ;)

Ok, I admit - these don't look particularly friendly x-D:

Related image

 

3 hours ago, semente said:

Gradient

IMO they look like they've been designed by a not particularly brilliant 7y.o. or the one with ADHD, not remembering which module shape he used a moment earlier... 9_9


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Summit said:

Fantastic, should be seen IRL

 

C2YkSL4XAAA8ha7.jpg:large

 

image.png.0606c3dd0cfb1669338614485357fec9.png

 

image.png.800e52a9f2d02aeec109607ed83033be.png

 

I'm not sure I'm very excited by their looks 9_9

 

 


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

          

LA-DB640.jpg?KeepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=430&width=700

                 :)


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...