Three Stanford mechanical engineering grad students came to the idea to create Timbre speakers that are very distinctive from other computer speakers on the market, mostly due to their design features. Even the creators emphasize this by stating that Timbre speakers are made for ‘people who like nice things’. Though this slogan seems a bit robust and not carefully designed, the speakers are quite the opposite – beautiful, practical and truly magnificent.
The Timbre speakers are made of one piece of raw alder hardwood and a single piece of stainless steel and these two simple looking items combined made a sleek looking design. This kind of construction means that the speakers are very solid and virtually unbreakable.
However, the sound quality did not suffer due to this since the steel front serves as the diaphragm and suspension at the same time. This kind of a setup brought about a sound that is ‘crisp, clear, and full-bodied’ with great midrange. The speakers also have a 3.5mm audio jack and two channels with 20W each. With the frequency response of 85 Hz to 20,000 Hz we can’t say they are officially full range, but this kind of range is more than enough for great reproduction of your favorite tunes.
So, the sound’s great, but the design still takes the cake. With the dimensions of 5″ x 8″ x 1.6″ the Timbre speakers will not take up too much space on your desk, but they are still large enough to serve as a conspicuous design feature. And a stunning feature as well. [via] watch video below
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