There was a time when ultra-high-performance concrete speakers ruled the roost. We may have progressed in material usage since, but its appearance is yet to leave us. Built from polycarbonate composite resin, this concrete-like building is not a miniature architectural marvel, in fact, it is a wireless speaker we aesthete audiophiles would appreciate.
The speaker is inspired by New York City’s Flatiron Building’s timeless architecture. Just like the iconic structure, this speaker is dubbed TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. Sounds. stands out with its unique triangular shape and bold lines, making it a true statement piece for any modern home or office.
Work of designer Takahiro Miyashita, the cement gray speaker measures 32cm x 46cm x 110cm and weighs good 25kg. Distinguishing the speaker from the structure, it’s inspired by, is the eroded cement finish that stands testament to the architecture’s test of time.
Beyond the appearance, the TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. Sounds. is a 7-channel speaker designed to fill a room with rich, immersive audio that envelops the listener from all directions. To make this possible, in addition to the 7 built-in speakers are the integrated aluminum pistons and 3 x 1-inch tweeters that help create ultra-loud output of 2000W and a frequency range of 20HZ to 25 KHz.
The speaker features wireless connectivity, allowing seamless pairing with any Bluetooth 5.2 -enabled device. Wireless audio streaming is also possible with built-in True Wireless Stereo (TWS). Much like the Flatiron Building’s significance as a cultural landmark, this Miyashita designed speaker is not just a piece of audio equipment, but a work of art that elevates the aesthetics of any space. It is slated to go on sale starting early September for approximately $6793.