Audio brands over the world are now experimenting with different types of materials and designs to create audio products. One such firm is Transparent Sound that has launched a speaker made out of steel. The Stockholm-based audio company has attracted lots of attention earlier this year with their Transparent Speaker. And now, the brand is back with their latest product called the Steel Speaker. The firm is dedicated to create audio products which are simple, functional and sustainable alternatives to the current complicated technology.
The Steel Speaker is handcrafted by blacksmith Jonas Majors in his workshop on the island of Mörkö south of Stockholm. The repurpose material is collected by Jonas himself from different sources and then forged and cut to the right geometry. After that, it is welded, polished and blackened to provide it a rough look. According to the firm, this tamed beast is a raw piece that merges handcrafting with modern technology.
Steel Speaker by Transparent Sound measures 431mm × 333mm × 118mm and weighs about 20 kilograms. It is packed with two 3-inch full range drivers along with a 6.5-inch woofer and a built-in 100W Class D amplifier. The speaker is Bluetooth enabled and also comes with dual 3.5mm inputs along with a USB port for connecting phones and other devices.
Unfortunately, the Steel Speaker by Transparent Sound is a limited edition of only 10 pieces. This is because the process of crafting a sound speaker is painstaking and lengthy. Also, the Steel speaker is made to order by the firm and delivery time is anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks. This unique speaker is priced at 25,000 KR SEK (around $2600).
The Steel Speaker is a part of Transparent Sound’s Upcrafted Editions collection. The hand-made series made from upcycled materials also features Wood Speaker and Stoneware Speaker.