by Anthony Kershaw
One of my Twitter buddies, @modernmod, directed me to a link for these new speakers from San Francisco designer, Joey Roth. Not sure what they sound like (although, ceramics have been used successfully in other high end gear), but they certainly look intriguing. In any case, it’s worth visiting Roth’s site just to see the world’s coolest teapot. I love creative design. And Roth is very creative.
His site explains the speakers as ‘…Designed to leave music untouched, these speakers are warm, dry, and detailed. Their 4″ full-range drivers and T-class amplifier, encased in acoustically dead porcelain and cork, create a remarkably simple path from source to ear.
System includes a dedicated amplifier based on the Tripath 2024 T-Amp, oxygen-free copper speaker cables with banana plug termination, and interconnects for RCA and 1/8″ sources.
Output: 10 W/ channel
Sensitivity: 89 dB
Frequency Range: 65 Hz – 17 kHz
Materials: Porcelain, Cork, Maple Plywood
Designed by Joey Roth
625 Scott St. #606
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: 973 715 6583
October 2009 delivery. Price between US$400 - $500
[Full review forthcoming - Ed]