I can conclusively say, with just enough evidence that the French make some irresistibly sexy audio devices. The Devialet Phantom, even today, remains my favorite speaker (god bless me with enough money to afford it someday), and now the Marble Sound System comes in at a close second place. Unusually simple and simply unusual, the speaker uses a marble body and a wooden audio deflector to create a balanced, surround sound feel.
The choice of marble seems unusual, but it gives the speaker an aesthetic that feels almost built for Scandinavian-style homes. Made by marblemason Jérémy Caudron, the Marble Sound System comes in white marble and black granite. In front of it, is a wooden deflector that looks far from being wooden. Coated with a thin pearlescent film, the deflector changes color based on where you look at it from, but that’s the only part of the experience that changes. The audio, thanks to the skills of acoustic engineer Mathias Rémy, is well balanced and dispersed. The Marble Sound System is literally a visual and acoustic delight!
Designers: Jérémy Caudron, Mathias Rémy & Fabien Lemarchand
Images by Alexandre Echasseriau