Ace of Bass – Updated –
The Phoenix Electrostatic Speaker, designed and developed by my team and I, has been featured on Wired Magazine. Sniff…
Hmm not the best shot I think. I’ll see if I can get more shots that have been approved for released.
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Here’s the write up, which I’m saving for eternity:
Electrostatic speakers, which make music by vibrating diaphragms between oppositely charged plates, have been around since the ’50s. But unlike poodle skirts, they never caught on, because the distortion-free sound was projected in a fairly narrow sonic field. Nakamichi has widened the optimal listening area by shaping the plates in its Phoenix speakers like teardrops. And to bump up the bass, notoriously lacking in electrostatics, each speaker has an integrated dual-cone subwoofer. The two drivers move opposite to each other, canceling out errant vibrations that would color the sound.
Phoenix: $8,600 per pair, www.nakamichi.com
This article is located in the latest Wired Magazine 15.03, grab it while you can! I know I will.
Edit: Added gratuitous shot from the magazine. Ahhh so tasty.
Edit 2: This product has also been awarded a 2007 Good Design Award.