Raumfeld x Rosenthal Porcelain Speakers
Raumfeld have been making some serious waves here in the UK since they decided to come over to try grapple Sonos’ stronghold over the multi-room market. But while high-end sync-able speakers are their bread and butter, it also turns out they’re big on statement speakers. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous Raumfeld x Rosenthal Porcelain Speakers prototype.
A collaboration between the high-end German audio brand and porcelain manufacturers Rosenthal, the Porcelain Speakers are being described by Raumfeld as the ‘world’s first streaming speaker produced from porcelain’. In fairness, that’s a fairly niche market, guys!
The first thing we’d say about these speakers is they’re probably acquired. We actually love the look and think they’d work well in any contemporary home but we’re not going to deny they’re not going to be for everyone.
The prototype set-up is fairly simple with the smooth, high-grade porcelain speakers packing a Class D 160 watt amplifier, while standing on some fairly elaborate framework to hold the things up. But baring a couple of matching cables to link the speakers together, that’s about it.
But what about the sound? Well, Raumfeld aren’t going overboard but they do say you’ll get ‘crystal clear sound’ from porcelain. This is mainly because of its high density properties, which means it’ll help cut self-oscillation. In theory, that means the acoustics will benefit.
The Porcelain Speakers can be integrated with all other Raumfeld’s for a multi-room system, which has now been upgraded to support more than 200 streaming sources, including Google Play Music and Deezer.
As it stand, the Raumfeld x Rosenthal Porcelain Speaker is simply a prototype and there’s no official word on whether this’ll actually ever go into production. We’re keeping our fingers crossed but for now head over to the Raumfeld Website to check out their range.