Transparent Speaker - Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

Transparent Speaker – Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

Forget ugly stocky black boxes, Transparent Speaker, the see through audio system designed by Swedish start-up PEOPLE PEOPLE combines sustainble design with high-tech performance. The project that was born from a blog-comment and a successful kickstarted campaign is now available on the agency’s portal PEOPLE ProductsTansparent Speaker met design planet at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015.

Transparent Speaker - Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

Transparent Speaker – Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

A solid metal frame encloses glass panels designed to hosts premium audio components that can be replaced, upgraded and, of course, recycled. Tansparent Speaker come ready to be assembled in a responsible flat pack box. Watch  the video from the successful Kickstarter campaign.

On the front a solid low end is delivered by a 6.5-inch subwoofer, while two 3-inch full-range drivers give crispy highs and punchy mid-tones. Its built-in amplifier features embedded digital signal processing (DSP) that translates into a rich, full, balanced sound. The jack port, on/off switch, volume, bass and treble are on the front, where you’d expect them. The power lead is tucked in the rear corner, so there’s no cables cluttering up the place.

Transparent Speaker - Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

Transparent Speaker – Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

Transparent Speaker was born from PEOPLE PEOPLE’s provocative blog comment on sustainability in home electronics, the unexpected response by the web led the design agency to launch a successful Kickstater campaign.

Transparent Speaker - Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

Transparent Speaker – Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

At the end of 2014, PEOPLE PEOPLE launched the portal PEOPLE Products in order to  let people get their hands on the start-up’s projects and to let the public link up with the rest of the PEOPLE products community.

Transparent Speaker - Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.

Transparent Speaker – Courtesy of PEOPLE PEOPLE.


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