A well established definition of sustainability is to satisfy the needs of people, planet and profit. This transparent speaker by People People, a Stockholm design group, tries to accomplish exactly that.
Transparent Speaker From People People
The transparent design lets the speaker blend in to any living room out there. The size can be big enough to offer a good sound quality, yet the speaker takes little visible space. The box is transparent, but the sound creating components are clearly emphasized.
The Transparent Speaker uses premium audio components. A solid, dance floor starting, low end is delivered by a 6.5-inch subwoofer. The two 3-inch full-range stereo drivers give crispy highs and punchy mid-tones.
Its built-in amplifier features embedded digital signal processing (DSP) that translates into a rich, full, balanced sound on par with audio systems above its own category. It has a “toaster slot” on the back that perfectly fits Apples Airport Express our Googles Chromecast Audio dongle for high resolution music over Wi-Fi.
The speakers come with a small rechargeable WiFi antenna that plugs into any headphone socket. It can plug in to any computer, music player or smart phone out there. It will also work for old stereos or vinyl equipment. The aim is to set the music free regardless where it’s stored.
Transparent Speaker’s technical and design considerations go far beyond its clean exterior. It’s built to last a lifetime and if a component needs changing everything’s nice and easy to replace with a little IKEA-wrench tool that sits on the back.
Being big is good for sound quality, but not so good for shipping. Any other speaker will ship a lot of air around the globe before ending up in your living room. This speaker ships in a small, flat package that goes in through your mailbox. The glass sheets making up the box is being ordered through the glass repair shop closest to every single customer. In that way the speaker reduces shipping with up to 90%, and supports local handicraft in one go. A very economical and ecological solution.
·Dimensions (Mm): 420 × 330 × 106
·2 × 3” Full Range Drivers 1 × 6.5”
·Woofer Output: 80—100 W
·Sealed Cabinet Volume: 10,2 L
·Frequency Response: 35 Hz — 20 Khz ±5Db
·High Quality Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
·Bass, Treble And Volume Adjustment
·2 X Aux In (Front And Back)
·Power Out Cable In Back
·USB Power Out Socket In Back
·“Toaster Slot” For Apple Airport Express (Not Included)
Price $849 USD (subject to change)
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Please note that People People have since changed their name to Transparent.