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. When concrete meets sound, it might distort the sound, because the concrete is very stiff (usually speakers are made of wood or MDF). The speakers might therefore sound strange.
The Horn speaker technology that I used in my project, works just great with the concrete, even without the need of padding the speakers from the inside.
The Driver, which is located in the top part of the speaker, moves the air through a pipe (96cm long) and into a horn shaped mouth in the bottom of the speaker. The weight (56kg) makes the speakers very solid, and turns these speakers into a unique product, invoking a sense of nirvana for concrete lovers and audiophiles.
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