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Tag: Sound

Urban Fidelity Planet Speakers Land on Earth

Urban Fidelity Planet Speakers Land on Earth
While the metal “planets” floating above these speaker cones may look a bit like disco balls, they actually serve a purpose. The spheres are designed to disperse sound in a perfect 360-degree soundfield. Designer Markus Duevel is the mind behind the Urban Fidelity Planet Speakers.

Yamaha Ysp-500: Virtual Surround Gets Downsized

Yamaha Ysp-500: Virtual Surround Gets Downsized
The latest in Yamaha’s series of “Digital Sound Projectors” takes the critically-acclaimed virtual surround technology found in their larger YSP series and shrinks it down to a box that’s just 24-inches wide. (The full-sized models are around 40-inches wide).

360-Degree Speaker Produces Sound in Every Direction

360-Degree Speaker Produces Sound in Every Direction
Industrial designer Pieter Maes, one of the artists responsible for developing LaCie’s cool golden hard drive created this design for a cluster of speakers which are formed into a near perfect sphere. By joining a number of individual speaker cones to a single central spider-like structure, the orb can project sound in every direction.

Wooden Speakers Put a Hex on Your iPod

Wooden Speakers Put a Hex on Your iPod
Tired of the same old speaker designs? Here’s some compact speakers with a decidedly different look. These Microbon speakers are have a hexagonal case design which is certainly unusual. Instead of a typical cheap plastic case, these speakers have cheap wooden cases.

LEGO Block as iPod Dock

LEGO Block as iPod Dock
These colorful plastic pieces may look a lot like a LEGO blocks, but they’re actually tiny iPod docks. Each block even has some scrawny little speakers built in, making it completely self-contained. Since the speakers don’t even require external power, don’t expect much volume, but what do you expect from something this small?

Infinity and Jbl Subwoofers Go Wireless

Infinity and Jbl Subwoofers Go Wireless
Building out that ultimate home theater, but can’t deal with wires running all over the place? Sure, there are plenty of virtual surround systems which consolidate the front, rear and center satellite channels. But all of those really require a subwoofer if you want any meaningful low-end.

Sound Activated Mini Dancing Monkeys

Sound Activated Mini Dancing Monkeys
The title speaks for itself. Sound Activated Mini Dancing Monkeys has to be the best product name I’ve heard in a long time. What more can you ask for than mini monkeys that dance along to sounds?

Bookshelf Stereo or Stereo Bookshelf?

Bookshelf Stereo or Stereo Bookshelf?
Somebody at Pottery Barn’s PBteen division was assigned the task of creating a bookshelf stereo, and appears to have taken the concept a bit too literally by creating a bookshelf with speakers built into it. Actually, the Modular Speaker Double Shelf is actually a pretty clever idea, combining both a sound system and a storage unit into a single piece of furniture.

Ferguson Hill Clear Speakers: Do They Make You Horny?

Ferguson Hill Clear Speakers: Do They Make You Horny?
At almost 5.5-feet tall, you certainly won’t miss these giant speakers in your living room. The Ferguson Hill FH001 loudspeakers feature a huge acrylic horn balanced on a delicate aluminum base. The speakers’ massive horn design allows them to crank out plenty of volume with as little as 5-watts of power driving them.

Davinciaudio Labs Luxury Turntable: Big and Rich

Davinciaudio Labs Luxury Turntable: Big and Rich
At the tip-top of the audiophile market, there’s an elite group of folks who think the best way to listen to music is on a good old-fashioned analog turntable. This record player is for them. The DaVinciAudio Labs AAS Gabriel turntable bases its unique design on the same process that’s used to cut grooves into masters for vinyl discs.

Dodecasub: 12-Sided Woofer Scores Massive Hit Points

Dodecasub: 12-Sided Woofer Scores Massive Hit Points
I can definitely say I’ve never seen a subwoofer that looks quite like this one. Elemental Designs $2500 Dodecasub offers up ten individual ten-inch subwoofers in a single, geometrically striking package. The enormous multi-element subwoofer looks like a giant twelve-sided die to me.

Soundmatters Slimstage40: Virtual Surround Slims Down

Soundmatters Slimstage40: Virtual Surround Slims Down
Soundmatters is best known for their all-in-one surround sound systems which cram an entire 5.1 home theater into a single small box. Up until now, their designs were still a bit too unwieldy for placement anywhere but on a shelf or on top of rear-projection set.

Guide Dog Lamp Lights Up When You Call It

Guide Dog Lamp Lights Up When You Call It
Industrial designer Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido has created this nifty lamp that looks like a dog. It’s called the Guide Dog because when you enter a dark room and whistle, it illuminates to show you the way.

Elac Speakers Cones Look Like Crystals

Elac Speakers Cones Look Like Crystals
If you’re looking for some deluxe speakers to complement your shmancy crystal radio, look no further than these noisemakers from ELAC. Their new 240 series speakers feature drivers that look like crystal. They’re made from aluminum covered with a angled crystalline surface that mimics the look of a cut precious gem.

Microbon Mini Speakers Made From Wood

Microbon Mini Speakers Made From Wood
Tired of cheap looking plastic portable speakers? These portable speakers are made out of wood, which not only makes them look swell, but should make them sound better than plastic ones too. These compact speakers from China’s Microbon Science connect to your PC or portable media player through a 3.5mm Mini jack.

Creative Travelsound I50 Speaker for iPod Shuffle

Creative Travelsound I50 Speaker for iPod Shuffle
Creative Japan today took the wraps off this cool portable speaker for the 2G iPod Shuffle. The compact speaker goes great with the brushed metal finish of Apple’s tiny media player. Just dock your 2G Shuffle on the top of Creative’s new Travelsound i50, snap on the clear protective cover and you’re ready to go.