I wasn’t aware of who Sir David Adjaye is or his excellent work until I received an email last week about his latest design, the MA770 speaker. The David Adjaye for Master & Dynamic wireless speaker is designed in a new geometric form using premium materials such as proprietary concrete to offer exceptional acoustic via increased dampening, reduced echo, and a cleaner sound.
Concrete in any form is an unusual material to use in making speakers, even if it is in new-fangled concrete technology in sealed composite form. According to the company, composite concrete has a higher tolerance for dampening and this helps the speaker to play at full volume without records skipping a beat or causing table and floor to vibrate – 35 pounds of concrete can do that. This also helps with producing crystal clear sounds.
High-tech design elements of this interesting speaker include its dual 4″ woven Kevlar long throw woofers, a 1.5″ titanium tweeter and diamond-cut anodized aluminum controls. It also has a dual-look thanks to the removable, magnetically attached steel grille. Those who like the look of exposed components and concrete can remove the grille to show them off.
Lots of power and noise are attached to the MA770 speaker as well. It is powered by 100 Watts of Class D amplification and that is enough sound to fill a large room with a lot of boom. In addition to single room and stereo pair, it can be set-up to use in multi-room with its built-in Chromecast and stream music from your phone.
The David Adjaye for Master & Dynamic speaker is not on the market yet. As of now, the $1,800 set is available for pre-order online from the New York-based audio brand.
Source: Master & Dynamic