Radial Aircraft Engine Stratospheric Speakers

Stratospheric Speakers

Designed by iXOOST visionary Mirco Percorari in Modena Italy, these Radial Aircraft Engine Stratospheric Speakers are a sight to behold. Beautiful from every angle, this functional art would look impressive in any home or office. Inspired by old radial airplane engines, the Radial6 speaker dock features two 28mm (1.1″) tweeters and four 57mm (2.2″) midrange speakers up front, and a 165mm (6.5″) woofer in back for a solid three-dimensional sound image.

When you look at a Radial6 front on, one aspect strikes you immediately: the perfect positioning of the loudspeakers. The slightly back-leaning poise adopted in this design is there for a good reason: it diffuses the sound uniformly around the dock, thus helping to create a solid three-dimensional sound image.

Together with the lateral positioning of the tweeters, the sound comes across much more balanced and with an optimum stereophonic effect.

The rear woofer provides greater acoustic depth, amplifying the perfect listening point and making vocal timbres extremely natural.

This is the speaker dock inspired by early 20th-century radial aircraft engines. It is crafted in Modena, Italy, from 6082 aluminum alloy and detailed with chrome and 24k gold plated speaker enclosures. Driven by neodymium magnets for clear highs and distinct mids, two 1″-diam. silk-dome, 25-watt tweeters and four 6 1/2″-diam. PPM-cone, 25-watt mid-range speakers surround a conical cowling housing a rear-facing 7 3/4″-diam. 270-watt active subwoofer that provides robust acoustic depth. Each forward-facing speaker is angled just outside the structure’s horizontal axis for uniform sound diffusion and a solid, three-dimensional sound image. Built-in amplifier has two external speaker connections for an included external subwoofer (not pictured). Works with any smartphone via WiFi (AirPlay) using a 1/8″ cable. AC adapter. 17 1/2″ H x 16″ W x 14 1/4″ D. (45 lbs.)

These Stratospheric Speakers are available from Hammacher Schlemmer, but they cost a whopping $15,000.

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