JMC Soundboard makes music out of wood

Speaker from Switzerland-based guitar maker JMC Lutherie is said to be made of 350-year-old spruce wood from the Swiss Risoud forest.

But will it look as good without the lovely lady and lakeside apartment? JMC Lutherie

Good guitars tend to be made of good-quality wood, and JMC Lutherie, a Switzerland-based company, prides itself on handcrafting the instruments out of the finest trees. Straying from its specialty, JMC has released a loudspeaker.

The Soundboard speaker is said to be made of 350-year-old spruce wood from the Swiss Risoud forest and requires 80W to drive each of its two channels. Unlike regular loudspeakers, JMC's new wall-mountable Soundboard uses the resonance of wood to create sound--a technology that seems similar to the Soundbug device we saw many years ago.

When in use, the Soundboard looks like a wall decoration and is available in four shades: natural (the color shown in the picture), dark brown, black or white. Limited-edition versions that look like paintings are also available.

If you're interested in having an artsy high-end speaker installation in your Art Deco-style apartment, a list of distributors is available here. High prices are to be expected with such niche products, and one Soundboard will set you back about $6,500.

The loudspeaker in its natural habitat. JMC Lutherie
(Source: Crave Asia via Technabob)

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