“The little bit of what we do is we bring that back,” Bauer said. “You get a little memory so we are starting a whole new generation and you get a little memory of what people are doing and you really get a really high quality audio product.”
Detroit Audio Labs products COURTESY OF DETROIT AUDIO LABS
Bauer cites two reasons for Detroit Audio Lab’s global appeal. It manufactures and sells premium audio equipment, handmade yet technologically advanced. And then there’s what Bauer calls the “D Factor.” Assembly takes place at a facility on Bellevue Street in Detroit. Reclaimed wood and pipe is purchased from the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit. The address of the house from where the material was reclaimed is laser engraved on each finished product.
“I thought the buzz would be local, in the state and in the Midwest,” says Bauer. “But people all around the world are interested in the story of Detroit’s renaissance.”
Reclaimed wood and cast metal – these materials have natural imperfections, which Fern & Roby believes is a benefit, not something to hide.
Daniel Ballou and Dashdot are developing a system that transforms the humble cinder block into a high fidelity speaker. Concrete is a low resonance material that minimizes vibrations and reduces coloration of pure sound delivered by the drivers. A drawback of course is that it’s heavy to handle and ship, and labor intensive to mold. However, cinder blocks are available throughout the world for about a buck (or free in a construction site trash pile).
via Ballou Projects.
Designed for Danish audio brand, the Låmpion Hybrid Vacuum Tube Amplifer is a compact amplifier designed to work with an existing audio system or a standalone unit.
The Mere Box is a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker handmade from reclaimed wood and designed to fit in your intimate, as well as workspace. The small design is perfect for your side table or desk.