We present this more for interests sake, as this particular item may prove to be too much money for the average audio listener...considering it's $6500 price tag. However, if you are a true audiophile, and want to experience something different from the traditional loudspeaker, then this might be right up your alley. The Soundboard is built, not by an audio or electrical engineer, but by a guitar maker, using time honoured Lutherie techniques. This is because the soundboard is designed to project resonance in the same way a guitar or lute does. Each Soundboard uses 350 year old spruce specially sourced from the Swiss Risoud Forest, which is both more cost effective, and environmentally friendly. The spruce, carved paper thin, provides excellent response to vibrations, and offering the listener a concert like experience. The design of the surface disperses sound evenly throughout the room, something that is usually done by multiple speakers, and creates on omni-directional wave which creates a "pervasive musical climate" where the resonance and volume remain balanced no matter how near or far you are away from the speaker. For our purposes, this speaker system bridges the gap between the room dominating monoliths needed for precise sound reproduction, and a piece of art hung on the wall. You can learn more here.
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