Harman Kardon brings music to kitchen cabinets

When we say the speakers are built in, we aren't kidding. The main drivers are embedded within cabinet doors, while the subwoofer unit is perfectly concealed behind the skirting boards at the base.

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Harman Kardon

Fancy kitchens may be regarded as the domain of the culinary inclined, but that isn't stopping Harman Kardon from attempting to make them a haven for audiophiles as well.

In what could be the first high-end audio system built into kitchen cabinets, the Harman Kardon MaestroKitchen 100 boasts iOS device connectivity and no messy wiring--except for that one cable that connects your iPhone or iPod.

When we say the speakers are built in, we aren't kidding (refer to image below). The main drivers are embedded within cabinet doors, while the subwoofer unit is perfectly concealed behind the skirting boards at the base. A glass control panel with the Harmon Kardon brand subtly emblazoned has a small color LCD screen so users can see what's playing.

The minimalist design is the brainchild of Dutch firm D'Andrea & Evers Design and is still a concept product, according to the designers' Web site. However, the well-integrated audio components and understated aesthetics could make this system a luxury best-seller, should it ever go on sale.

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A shot of a speaker driver that's been built into cabinet doors. Harman Kardon

(Source: Crave Asia via Born Rich)

 

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