I like that.
"If it sounds good, it IS good."
Does the science inspire the shape?
Stunning. I find it reminiscent of 70's art deco wooden furniture. In particular the different grain direction between top & side & the pedestal type feet.
Per Nidri - what inspired the design?
Very nice, not often one sees a completely original looking speaker.
Thanks guys for your positive response to the VocÚ.
The inspiration for it is 1st of all the tradition of iconic monitor speakers that get the human voice just right. (notably the Sf Guarneri's Homage amongst others)
Secondly, we are inspired by the great artistry in the industrial design discipline, like the Ant chair by Jacobson and the Japanese Sori Yanagi Butterfly chair.
We love the art deco wooden furniture in general, and Scandinavian use of wood like wood bending and wanted to design something special if we could. Something modern, clean, organic and sensual ins shape.
From a technical view, the design also fell in place with the shape of the baffle coinciding with most likely a 2nd order network which makes use of the benefit of the acoustic centres of the driver being nearly aligned with the tweeter below the midbass and the teardrop shape having a positive influence of dealing with diffraction considerations.
The concept is not new but we wanted to progress with the Vivace before tackling it. In my initial posts in the Air loudspeaker thread, you might see the defragmented images of the VocÚ. We now know have build the capability with our suppliers to be confident with moving ahead with it. We work with Audiotechnology to identify a driver we believe would do the trick, the wood pressing challenge has been solved and we think we can pull it off with the quality that we aim for. We would use same principles as with Vivace in the cabinet construction, a carbon fibre core, a heavier material to host the drivers and the wood as a dampening element and final aesthetic touch.
Both Alex and I, have a huge passion for this project and see it as an expression of our own signature and ideas, a combination of art and science. We won't rush it, but have started to take the 1st steps last week.
So once again thanks for your positive comments.