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Perhaps it’s because of we share the equivalent supply yr, nevertheless the four a few years which have handed as a result of the launch of the OD-eleven seem to have been remarkably type to the design of Stig Carlsson’s distinctive 1974 audio speaker. The Sonab “Carlsson Dice” was an omni-directional and ortho-acoustic speaker with every one woofer and one tweeter which projected sound upward and out, engineered to be positioned on the bottom, bookshelf, and even hanging from the wall. The compact design proved wildly trendy all via the 70s and into the 80s; the audio system are nonetheless extraordinarily collectible audiophile remnants of the analog age.
I’m clearly not alone coveting the 70′s audio design: Carlsson’s minimalist OD-eleven Cloud Speaker is being re-launched with various technological upgrades appropriate with the digital interval, due to Swedish audio agency, Teenage Engineering.
The brand new OD-eleven has been reimagined and reengineered to work with digital music libraries, with a constructed-in laptop (Ortho Engine), DSP, and an constructed-in 100 watt analog Class-A amplifier. Wi-Fi, Apple Airplay, and Bluetooth LE connects speaker to OS X pc techniques, iOS models by means of Orthoplay app, or by means of cloud streaming. Designed to be future proof aesthetically and technologically – the app/software program program powering the OD-eleven is upgradeable – the audio cube’s industrial design continues its timeless heritage. An amusing bonus perform: the onboard laptop will in all probability be capable of learning Twitter messages aloud using a constructed-in voice synthesizer.
The distinctive Sonab OD-eleven was thought-a few technological feat when launched. The OD-eleven′s compact measurement and bizarre diagonally coping with speaker elements made it excellent for small areas.
An non-obligatory $ninety 9 Ortho distant supplies wi-fi amount, pause/play, and playlist storage using Bluetooth A.zero.
Unveiled at CES 2013, the OD-eleven Cloud Speaker is lastly going to be obtainable this month on July 18th, purchased in singles or pairs (as a lot as four fashions might be paired by means of Wi-Fi). Additional information obtainable at Teenage Engineering.