View Full Version : Pics of most futuristic speakers


TrexT
05-04-2006, 07:01 AM
I'll start with these Beolab 3's.

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 08:13 AM
Magico Ultimate:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/magico_ultimate.jpg


Magico Reference:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/magico_reference.jpg

Revel Salon:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/SALONH.jpg

Acarian Alon Phalanx:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/alon_phx.gif

Waveform Mach 17:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/mach_17.jpg

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 08:14 AM
Avalon Eidolon:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/Eidolon.jpg

Blueroom Minipod:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/silv_spike300.jpg

AV Reality Reality 3-D

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/reality3d.jpg

DIY offering by Ken Lehman:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/kenside.jpg

Audience AU24:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/au24.jpg

Nearfield Pipedreams:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/pipedreams.jpg

EgglestonWorks Andra:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/AndraLarge.JPG

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 08:15 AM
Davidson Panga:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/PANGA.GIF

nOrh 7 with subwoofer:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/nOrh7SUB1small.jpg

Avant Garde Trio:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/trio.jpg

Carfrae Little Big Horn:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/little_big_horn.jpg

Acapella Excalibur:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/excaliber.jpg

Jadis Eurythmie:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/EURYTHME.jpg

Hornet Hedlund Solo:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/HedlundSolo.jpg

nOrh 4.0

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/nOrh_4.0_Karen_small.jpg

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 08:16 AM
Argos Tapered Pipe:

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/pinetqwt.JPG

Final 3.0

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/final0_3.jpg

MBL 101

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/mbl101d_black_180x495.jpg

MBL 111

http://ldsg.snippets.org/graphics/mbl111a.jpg

Manitoulin
05-04-2006, 08:17 AM
Most of those would fail WAF in my home, unfortunately...

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 08:19 AM
I think most would fail to enter the home based on SCAC Factor (Spouse Checking Account Control)

Crotalus
05-04-2006, 08:57 AM
Cool pics! I like the Jadis Eurythmie and the MBL 101 looks just enough like a Dalek for me to want one. Of course you gotta wonder how they actually sound.

Thanks for the pics.

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 08:59 AM
The MBL 101, in a review I read a year ago said it did everything well or better than any combination of speakers they have heard. But the reviewer probably was getting big advertising dollars, so who knows.

Marko
05-04-2006, 09:06 AM
spaceage! :smoke:

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 09:09 AM
Forgot to include the most space-aged speakers or subwoofer in this case...

http://craphound.com/images/deathwoofer.jpg

BSUfbfan
05-04-2006, 09:17 AM
Forgot to include the most space-aged speakers or subwoofer in this case...

http://craphound.com/images/deathwoofer.jpg



Now that is FRIGGIN cool!!!!!! :drool:

Manitoulin
05-04-2006, 09:34 AM
Now that is FRIGGIN cool!!!!!! :drool:

Looks like the Star Destroyer from Star Wars...

Inspiribomb
05-04-2006, 09:38 AM
I feel dodecas coming on... Those Jadis Eurythmie look really cool, but they look like they'd eat you when you weren't looking.

Celt
05-04-2006, 09:39 AM
Some of those are really good examples of thinking "outside the box". :yes:

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 10:27 AM
Not a Star Destroyer, but the Death Star...

Construction pics:

http://www.objectreality.co.uk/DeathStarPlans/

Manitoulin
05-04-2006, 10:30 AM
Not a Star Destroyer, but the Death Star...




I sit corrected.

pbda
05-04-2006, 11:11 AM
Many of these are as much sculptures as speakers.

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 11:52 AM
I sit corrected.


But, some of the triangular shaped speakers could be formed into a star destroyer like shape....hrrmm...

melofelo
05-04-2006, 03:40 PM
dont forget the b&w nautilus :D

thedelihaus
05-04-2006, 03:42 PM
The 4+ way “Macondo” acoustic system...

kfa888
05-04-2006, 03:47 PM
The 4+ way “Macondo” acoustic system...

Looks like something DQ would design :scratch2:

Charivari
05-04-2006, 05:10 PM
I had a really cool picture of these with a matching acrylic projection screen set in a stylish room, but I can't find it. Definitely looked like a stereo from the future.

http://www.displaydevelopments.co.uk/New%20Images/shot%202_l.jpg

All audio jewelry with little function, but still looks cool:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c301/jpvanson/Misc%20Speaker%20Info/MetalSoundDesign_Planet.jpg

I feel dodecas coming on...
Can't disappoint my fans ...
http://audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1065
Always thought they looked a bit like some alien pod.

- JP

theodoric
05-04-2006, 06:29 PM
I win.

o'hEocha Saturn D2.

Grainger49
05-04-2006, 06:34 PM
What ? No JBL Aquarius series ? ? ?

TrexT
05-04-2006, 07:11 PM
I win.

o'hEocha Saturn D2.

Yep, I can't imagine a more futuristic speaker than those. So far you have it.

Grainger49
05-04-2006, 07:37 PM
I win. o'hEocha Saturn D2.

Wait a second ! ! ! Wasn't that a robot on the original Trek?

the-real-mandak
05-04-2006, 08:05 PM
dnewma04 with all respect, some of these look like computer animations/design studies and not real pictures. I think it would be fair to say only real pictures count.

You do have a lot of them also, super impressive.

2 you forgot: B&W Nautilus And maybe a JBL

Arrg, melofelo you beat me on the Nautilus.

the-real-mandak
05-04-2006, 08:13 PM
Grainger49 just fore you:

the-real-mandak
05-04-2006, 08:19 PM
And TrexT one fore you, including the prototype:

dnewma04
05-04-2006, 08:30 PM
While some are indeed renderings, they are all speakers that currently exist.

the-real-mandak
05-04-2006, 09:38 PM
Fair enough.

PhasedOut
05-04-2006, 10:40 PM
Oh my god!!!!!! :eek: :jawdrop: :saywhat: :yikes:

Charivari
05-05-2006, 11:30 AM
I win.

o'hEocha Saturn D2.
Looks like some designer kitchen appliance like, say, a blender.

- JP

Rickman
05-05-2006, 12:40 PM
Some of the best speakers in the world, but butt ugly.

Rickman
05-05-2006, 12:55 PM
Just go to

www.exoticaudio.org

lab
05-06-2006, 01:52 AM
As far as the WAF, I wonder how many women would take one of these "artistic" designs over the large coffin sized, more mundane towers that are so much more abundant.

As far as modern looking, how about a Bose 901 on it's pedestal? You may begin flogging me, in alphabetical order please! (But I still think they're kinda futuristic looking, in a George Jetson kind of way).

thedelihaus
05-06-2006, 03:03 AM
As far as the WAF, I wonder how many women would take one of these "artistic" designs over the large coffin sized, more mundane towers that are so much more abundant.

As far as modern looking, how about a Bose 901 on it's pedestal? You may begin flogging me, in alphabetical order please! (But I still think they're kinda futuristic looking, in a George Jetson kind of way).

I love those stands! My favorite speaker stands by far. I'd like to mate some Dodecas to them.

my vote is for the stands there, Lab, but not so much the speakers. However, a truly worthy mention. :thmbsp:

Clarence
05-06-2006, 03:23 AM
deli...whaddua still doin up, buddy?

bolly
05-06-2006, 05:58 AM
I thought these looked cool, I never did get a chance to listen to them though :(

RichPA
05-06-2006, 06:01 AM
I thought these looked cool, I never did get a chance to listen to them though :(

You also didn't find out what they were and tell us ... :no:

:D

bolly
05-06-2006, 06:02 AM
I sorry Rich :tears:

2DualsNotEnough
05-06-2006, 06:16 AM
I think a prerequisite for owning most of these speakers would be to be single.
Id have a better chance bringing home Angelina Jolie than getting permission for anything posted so far.
Jimmy

toxcrusadr
05-06-2006, 07:32 AM
Id have a better chance bringing home Angelina Jolie than getting permission for anything posted so far.
Jimmy

:lmao:

I think just about any of these would pass the WAF if only to replace the plywood boxes with cheesy brown polyester that I made in high school. I suppose a few of them might clash with the rest of the Midwest Garage Sale decor, though.

As a woodworker, I like the woodies best. :yes:

titanfan458
05-08-2006, 02:09 AM
Whoa! Denew, does that thing start levitating around the room and zappin' you with Deathrays (while playing some Bowie)?

StarMover
05-08-2006, 09:32 AM
All very cool indeed. I want one!

I'm fixing up an old pair of Sonabs now. They were futuristic-looking for their day, but don't hold a candle to any of those Starwars-ish designs. Nevertheless, the sound nice.

Roypercy
05-08-2006, 01:38 PM
Holy smokes...

If I brought any of those speakers home I'd have to be prepared to start sleeping with them!

melofelo
05-08-2006, 02:05 PM
ahead of its time ? :scratch2:

Brian
05-08-2006, 02:22 PM
Is it futuristic if it is curently in production? I could see a concept speaker not in production being so classed but if in current production, could it be more than a trendsetter?

the-real-mandak
05-08-2006, 04:16 PM
A futuristic design looks like something of the future; it does not have to be a prototype or the like. There are lots of examples of futuristic design, especially in architecture and car design (who said DeLorean?). They don't stop being futuristic just because they are put into reality.

Sandy G
05-08-2006, 04:58 PM
Some of these thaings remind me of that Kuba Komet TV- I was kinda scared of that thing, thinking it might decide to kill me in my sleep some night. Some of these speaks make me feel the same way...

chops2
05-08-2006, 10:07 PM
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned these yet...

Anthony Gallo's Reference IIIs

http://www.unitedhomeproducts.com/88780e00.gif

http://www.unitedhomeproducts.com/886e0800.gif

http://www.unitedhomeproducts.com/889a2ac0.jpg

tomt
05-08-2006, 10:27 PM
retro ufo-

http://img311.imageshack.us./my.php?image=e011kz.jpg

TrexT
05-08-2006, 10:34 PM
Those Gallos' definately look better without the grills. Thanks for the pics.

chops2
05-08-2006, 10:37 PM
Those Gallos' definately look better without the grills. Thanks for the pics.

I tend to agree on that. And don't mention it. :thmbsp:

chops2
05-08-2006, 10:49 PM
Here's another one, and here's the story to go along with it...

"Ralf Breternitz's prototype is about a third white as well, but in this case it is toilets that have been turned into loudspeakers, raising the question of how far the "reuse" objective of reduce, reuse, recycle can be taken."

http://www.treehugger.com/files/Mai%20toilet%20speakers.jpg

melofelo
05-08-2006, 11:18 PM
got that curvy thing going on too...

thedelihaus
05-09-2006, 04:40 PM
delish! Here's some Overkill Audio offerings...

chops2
05-09-2006, 06:45 PM
How about B&W's PV1 subwoofer?

http://www.sfrkd.com/Uploaded/ModelPictures/pv1_1.jpg

Charivari
05-09-2006, 07:59 PM
Might as well add a couple more ...

B&W Emphasis -- I understand these were a conceptual model for what eventually became the Nautilus.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c301/jpvanson/Misc%20Speaker%20Info/folder.jpg

And the DIY Japanese speakers in this system are futuristic in a spaceman sense...
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c301/jpvanson/Misc%20Speaker%20Info/king-1.jpg

- JP

melofelo
05-09-2006, 08:06 PM
i love the japanese retro space theme set :thmbsp: