A modular design is key for future proofing our products. It enables repairs and upgradability. Below you can explore the carbon footprint on a component level.
This speaker was handcrafted by blacksmith Jonas Majors in his workshop on the island of Mörkö south of Stockholm. It manifests the power of our large speaker's acoustic platform by its mere presence.
We appreciate the raw metal texture of aged steel. The metal is forged and cut to the right geometry, before it is welded, polished and blackened. Even though the look is rough, it takes a lot of skill and dedication to meet the demands of precision from both appearance and assembly. This is a raw piece of handcraft merging with modern technology for a timeless expression.
We source repurpose material from various suppliers to find suitable metal blanks. Once your order is placed Jonas Majors will initiate the final welding and assembly. Like all great things, it’s worth waiting for.
Transparent sound refers to a loudspeakers ability to channel the true intention of a musician through to the listener. We tune the driver magnets to perform perfectly in the unique sealed acoustic volumes creating high quality sounds from our premium components. Our special editions come with the same five star sound performance as our permanent collection. With the heavy steel we get a deep slightly warm timbre (tone color) adding an extremely subtle touch that makes the object even more interesting and personal just like an instrument.
Our products are designed for a circular economy. Apart from a long lasting quality and appearance, this means a modular design that can be repaired and upgraded over time with technology constantly evolving. This way, users can keep their product updated by their preference and change only a small part, instead of replacing the whole unit. Transparent products will get better with age and we will do what we can to remove electronic waste from the world.
Jonas has his smith on Mörkö, an island about an hour south of Stockholm. In front of large fields and among old woods, he works with metal in old and new ways. He mastered the old techniques that are often used to forge various decorative and functional details in iron, brass or copper, but he also works with modern techniques such as welding or computer controlled plasma cutting. Jonas has learned for a long time the characteristics of the metal, and he appreciates projects that allow him to stretch a little on the normal limits, that allow him to apply his knowledge in new areas.