Sony's tube of sound

Sometimes a photo is so bizarre you don't have to bother lambasting it – it does that all by itself.  With that in mind, may I take a step back and present you with Sony Design's Rin speaker concept, a cylindrical column that radiates music outwards.

The whole thing is stabalised with a big block of Lombardy marble, apparently chosen for its pedigree in the construction of churches and salons.  So, not because it's heavy, then?

Rin standing speaker [via OhGizmo!]