Columns are a device that can be found in almost all public places: in cafes, shopping centers, parks, trains. They settled for a long time in the houses of music lovers and movie connoisseurs. Manufacturers are responding to demand by offering original models. Sometimes, you think that you are looking at a flowerpot or a cute figurine, and there is a hidden column. Sometimes they can be in the most unexpected places, for example, in a cup.
Industrial design studio KLONA will develop a 3D speaker model that will attract consumers from all over the world!
The sound resonance depends on the speaker case. An ill-conceived shape can produce extraneous sounds, for example, rattling. In addition to aesthetic functions, the body is responsible for the following tasks:
- removes acoustic short circuit;
- improves the quality of low-frequency sound;
- separates the speakers, which prevents sound rejection.
It is important for industrial designers to consider the shape, body material, and how all the parts will be positioned when developing a speaker prototype. The optimal forms for high-quality acoustics are:
- trapezoid or pyramid;
Therefore, in all recording studios and cinemas, it is definitely not possible to see speakers in the shape of an animal or a shoe. Designers use all their creativity for speakers intended for home use. In terms of materials, wood and plastic are preferred.
The main element in any speaker is the speakers. They are the ones who reproduce sound waves. They are divided into:
- low-frequency (subwoofers) sound in the range of 20-120 Hz;
- mid-frequency – sound up to 5 kHz;
- high-frequency (tweeters) – the highest sounds, from 2 to 20 kHz.
Each active-type speaker has an amplifier, without it the sound is too quiet. If there is no built-in amplifier, then it is connected as a separate device.
Speaker amplifier option
The evolution of speaker design
Speaker manufacturers are trying to meet the high expectations of consumers and fit into the trends dictated by manufacturers of other gadgets. For many years, speakers have been on the market that can be listened to in the bathroom without fear of moisture getting into them. For example, the iShower Bluetooth Speaker model can be installed in just a shower stall. It is attached to the wall with reliable vacuum suction cups.
iShower Bluetooth Speaker
On the market, you can find speakers that are adapted to the latest iPhone models.
iFrogz Boost broadcasts sound from your smartphone using Near field audio technology. There are two speakers on the sides of the case. In order for the sound from the iPhone to be broadcast through the speaker, you just need to put it on top of it.
Model iFrogz Boost
There are speakers that have niches or holders for the iPhone.
Speaker from Philips for Iphone
Column in the form of an ellipse. iPhone mounts vertically on a chrome stand
For true music lovers, they came up with speakers that are mounted in sneakers. A CD-ROM can be plugged into the outsole, and there are speakers on the sides of the shoe.
Dada footwear, Model Code M
Models presented that work via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Sneakers by Ray Kingston
KLONA industrial design studio will develop 3D model speaker enclosures.
Industrial speaker design: finding new shapes
Designers know that speakers should not only fulfill their primary function, but also perfectly fit into the interior and complement it. There are speakers on the market for every taste. They can disguise themselves as other objects, but of course, the classic forms have not disappeared. Modeling speakers is not only a technical process, but also a creative one, because it is important to come up with something that no one else has done before.
Read about how to create a high quality 3D model in our material.
Ecological columns from afar resemble a piece of pipe from which small Japanese trees grow. It is not easy to guess which function is hidden in them the first time. The sound appears, one has only to water the trees with water.
For dog fans
Such speakers will surely delight the owner of the dog. They are presented in white and black colors. Compact dimensions make the speakers look more like figurines. The subwoofers are located in the dog’s face.
Another example of a column, which is made in the shape of a dog, although it is already without a head. In its place, the designers have conveniently positioned the column. From a distance, the body resembles a large plaster statue.
The following columns are like miniature porcelain figurines. The speakers are hidden from view, because they are hidden under the body of the dog. Mini speakers connect to your computer and make your sound more powerful.
The peculiarity of this model is not only in its unusual shape, which looks like an accordion or an accordion. The whole trick is in the flexibility of the device, because the speakers can be easily directed in any direction.
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This model imitates bubbles and, thanks to its laconic strict forms, will look good in the interior of the Hi-tech style.
Column 360 °
This model will appeal to fans of football, because the column is successfully disguised as a ball. The speakers are located on each side, so surround sound is guaranteed.
Designers from Germany have created a rag doll that resembles an astronaut and has speakers mounted in it. You can put any player in a special pocket, and the sound will be amplified at times. The doll itself is filled with polystyrene balls, so it is pleasant to the touch and can be a good toy for a child.
This is the first column to be recharged from a solar panel. The top panel houses a solar panel, and the speakers are located on the sides. The body resembles the hood of a car, in which speakers are located in place of the headlights. These speakers will look great in the car interior.
This model was created especially for the discreet interior in Japanese style. The columns are disguised as stones that often decorate the flowerpots and gardens of the Japanese. The entire oval body is dotted with holes through which sound passes.
Another unusual speaker design for plant lovers. The shape resembles a kala, from the tops of which sound passes. The muted green color complements the illusion of a plant in a flowerpot.
Plug & Play
The sleek design and transparent enclosure make the speaker virtually invisible indoors.
If you see shoes on someone’s table, then do not rush to accuse the owner of being sloppy. The Gimme Tunes speaker can be hidden under the black shiny pumps with high heels.
Gimme Tunes Shoe Speakers
The column can be made in the form of a branded glass from Starbucks. Before pouring your morning coffee into someone else’s cup, make sure there are no speakers hidden there.
Loudspeakers have long ceased to be just a device for sound amplification. Today they can safely stand on a par with stylish and high-tech gadgets that are a source of pride.
Industrial design studio KLONA will create original prototype columns.
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