Israeli designer Shmuel Linski has created a pair of hefty speakers constructed from concrete, which weigh in at 123 lbs a pair. The speakers are not the first designs Linski has created from concrete and before putting his designs skills to audio equipment created a coffee maker and a canoe from the material.
The speakers don’t provide sound in the same way a traditional speaker would, as they don’t resonate sound from the material itself, but use a 38 inch pipe inside the speaker to feed the sound from the top and around the cone.
However without listening to the sound from the speakers its imposible to judge their sound quality but a few audiophiles have a few concerns that the speakers might not create such a solid sound to reflect their construction. As the physical characteristics of concrete dont normally lend themselves to audio and can disort sounds that come in contact with it.
Linski explains his concept and inspiration for the concrete speakers:
The passion of working with this raw, rough material made me think again of using concrete as the main material for other consumer products. We often encounter plastic, wood, leather and other basic materials in our homes, but we encounter concrete as a ‘hidden’ material which is covered by layers of plaster and paint. In my work I tried to give, in addition to great aesthetics, practical reasons for using concrete as a main material in a product.
Source: Core77 : Gizmodo : Shmuel Linski
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