Cube Speaker(s)

This sinister looking black cube may look like pandora’s box but it’s really just a set of wireless speakers that can be positioned anywhere for optimal surround sound. Altogether there are 5 speakers and 1 woofer. They’re held together in cube form by the power of Voltron magnetism. The woofer’s top is a volume controller and itself is the main base unit that charges the other speakers.

Designer: Ji-Hyung Jung

27 Comments

  • Craig says:

    First thing here I see and say, “Hey, thats completely do-able.” I am becoming an Electrical Engineer….. and I just found my summer project. :)

  • and they will sound like dog poop.

    • Luke says:

      Not necessarily. The biggest issues as far as sound goes are loudness and bass, and then there’s battery life on top of that.

      Wireless audio can be solved with a few of Kleer’s KLR3012 modules. Beyond that, as long as the components are decent, so should the sound be. Granted, it wouldn’t be as good as a high-end hi-fi setup, but that’s not really the point of this design.

      • You forgot the matter of the volume of the box. They’re too small.

        • Luke says:

          I mentioned loudness.

          • I meant the volume of the casing, not the volume of the sound. The casing is too small, and speakers need an enclosed space of a certain volume, (an this volume depends on the speakers specs) filled with air to generate good quality sound. There’s just not enough space in the casing.

        • KwangErn says:

          Gotta love the design! Not sure how practical it can be for a good quality of sound…

          So if the cube is bigger, it should be ok right?

          • It’s not necessarily a matter of size, but shape as well. The pyramidal shape is good for it will not vibrate as much as a cube, but on the other hand, it kind of follow the shape of the speaker, making it harder to generate the necessary volume. You would end up with a big box with a small and so potent speaker.

        • Craig says:

          Not necessarily, it depends on the speaker you get, some are specially designed for this kind of purpose, shape is important….. ISH!!!

          Alot of sound production is more theory then practical. If you put 2 speakers EXACTLY opposite each other, when they play… you wont hear a single sound. BUT, this is not going to happen when you build even something like this, because it has to be SOOO perfect.

          You have a point, but the change is barely noticeable, that its not worth the bother of thought.

  • Confucius says:

    Ah! the coveted black obelisk.

    • M.S.W. says:

      They look alot like the little pyramids on the tables located in “10-Forward” on Star Trek: Next Generation.

  • Amazing design concept, i really love all the design and sure it will emotionally conquer the user, so listen to the critics but keep doing this amazing work

  • dende says:

    cool~~

  • HanGang says:

    Gee! R U Korean? Right?
    Good to see you!

    You’re project was so amazing!
    I’m a Designer too,
    but just student now

    Wonder U’re work.

  • M.S.W. says:

    This also gives me flash backs of the NeXT Cube. :)
    If the design is changed to snow white color scheme I’d bet Steve Jobs might be interested in having it in the iPod compatable line up 😉

  • Peter says:

    Very nicely made model!

    The interaction of the woofer ON/OFF Volume doesn’t really work cohesively with the rest of the concept for me. Perhaps a different color for the red base piece? It reminds me of unfinished masonite.

  • emre says:

    hmmm seem nice but with the high sound the speakers will not move when the box position?

  • M.S.W. says:

    The sound issue could be improved by using smaller diameter sound drivers/speakers. This would increase internal volume for the sound to be more faithfully recreated. Also the reduction of the primary sound drivers/speakers would provide room on the square surface area for piezoelectric tweeters. More internal volume could be made available by integrating the magnetic connectors into the material comprising the pyramid pinnacles.
    Integrate the battery/batteries. These modifications would provide better sound as well as longer battery life.

  • M.S.W. says:

    Designer should check into using this technology to replace the traditional sound drivers.

    http://www.physorg.com/news157823827.html

    No more worry or need for higher internal volume space to reproduce the sound.

  • jos says:

    any release date yet? or an estimated price?

  • Joleen Lipari says:

    The movie is based on the 1989 book Freeing the Whales by Tom Rose

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