For $60,000, you can get yourself a pair of Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus Speakers. Or, you can do what Alfonso de Rojas did, which was build his own over the course of about 400 hours.
Bow down and pray to the sounds of this floating Buddha — his base contains a pair of speakers. What gives the enlightened one his ethereal glow? In fact, the glow of all these speaker/sculptures from a company called TON (it's pronounced "tone," printed with a horizontal line over the "O" I can't reproduce here) is light reflected off 23-karat gold leaf.
This year's winners of the most ridiculously priced speakers is a tie: the four-way "absolute reference" Focal 3 Grande Utopia EM at $180,000 a pair, and the slightly more ostentatious KEF Muon (pictured above) at… drum roll, please, for the tote board change… $198,000 a pair!
You know, speakers don't need to be encased in some endangered Brazilian hardwood in order to sound good. Speaker makers only do stuff like that in order to weasel you out of more money. So why not go the opposite route with a set of speakers built out of PVC pipes?
I've seen a lot of silly-looking speakers in my day, but these might be the silliest. They're the Acadian Audio 100-watt Pnoe Speakers, and they are just downright ridiculous.
As of this weekend, it's officially summertime. So that means cookouts, pool parties and backyard soirées, and all of those need music to really get going. What to do?
These are some lovely new speakers by Davone of Denmark that promise to play music distortion-free. They're made from a pretty lovely-looking molded wood, and I'm sure they sound just great.
If your home is decorated with a military theme (and whose isn't, really?), this speaker is for you. It's a set of speakers built into an ammo box, looking like it'd fit in perfectly in a Humvee outside Kabul. The...
Most speakers still come in boring rectangular boxes, so it's refreshing to see designs that break the mold. Designer Marcos Ignacio Madia has given us few details about how the Growin' Up speakers work, but they look like a modular...
The White Noise Machine, designed by Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki, takes in the ambient noise around it, mixes it all up and then spits it back out as white noise. Why? I'm not sure, but it sure looks pretty neat,...