11 de novembro de 2009

Ceramic Speakers, Careful Now

Ceramic Speakers, Careful Now: "

Our favorite teapot maker Joey Roth is at it again. His Ceramic Speakers made the internet rounds months ago but I had to point out how there’s still nothing like it on the market and if he is to be believed – audiophiles and design snobs alike will both be appeased.

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 rarely used.

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. The Ceramic Speakers’ custom-made drivers, porcelain and cork enclosures, and Tripath amplifier reveal every nuance. They will show the difference between lossless and mp3 files, and will unlock vinyl’s richness.

Binding posts, 1/8″ jacks, and banana plugs have been perfected through years of electronic design. It would be arrogant to replace these simple, effective standards with proprietary connectors. Due to their open design, the Ceramic Speakers work with nearly all high-quality components. The terminals also have a utilitarian beauty that the design emphasizes rather than hides.

If you like it then you shoulda put ring on it a.k.a Joey is taking pre-orders now. $495 plus free shipping. Mr. Roth, are you going to send us one?

Designer: Joey Roth (Buy it here)