iSound DIY Apple speakers worthy of Jony Ive

Chris Davies - Mar 7, 2011
iSound DIY Apple speakers worthy of Jony Ive

Apple doesn’t offer standalone desktop speakers, but if they did you can bet they’d look something like this. Brett wanted a 2.1 speaker system to match his 27-inch LED Cinema Display, and finding nothing he approved of commercially, turned to a CNC machine, hand-built crossovers and some beautifully minimalist design for his own DIY creations.

The original plan had been to integrate a subwoofer into the desk, complete with box paths and a cavity at the back for a USB hub, storage and a power supply. However, that’s been pushed back to phase two, and for now there’s a regular sub lurking under the table.

A Dayton Audio amp powers the whole system, and the gold finish to the speaker cones – while not exactly in keeping with the grey and black of the general color scheme – do a great job catching the eye. Apple could do a lot worse than borrow the design themselves.

[via Hack a Day]

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