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The tiny Timbre Speaker improves the quality of any type of sound


 timbre speaker

Wood, because of its unique mechanical and acoustical properties has always been an extensive material of choice for crafting various kinds of musical instruments and the interiors of a concert hall. Many Designers have even come up with wooden speakers to entice consumers with the perfect sound quality they produce along with their gorgeous aesthetics. So, we can say that the concept of wooden speakers is definitely not a fresh one. But, an industrial design student, Casey Lin has made this very concept a bit more interesting by employing materials like glass vessels along with wood to change the timbre of the sound produced.

Dubbed as Timbre Speaker, it looks like a tiny wooden box with a front knob for volume control and a power cable and music input on the back. To enhance the audio experience of the user, the designer cleverly  made use of glass along with wood, as glass is also known for its acoustic qualities just like wood. She created the wooden box out of Black American Walnut wood and added two beautiful glass vessels that act as equalizers to bring about the reverberant character of the musical sounds.

The surface transducers mounted on the interiors of the wooden box vibrates the surface and turns the ordinary wooden box into a speaker. On placing the glass vessels atop the wooden box, the sound vibrations are transferred from the wooden surface to the glass and hence  the timbre of the sound is altered. One can use the wooden box as a stand alone speaker or can sit atop some vessel made of any other acoustic material to get a sound of his or her taste. Check out the video below to see the Timbre Speaker in action:

Timbre Speaker from Casey Lin on Vimeo.

Via: Gizmodo

A soft hearted girl, Garima finds herself to be lucky to be born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. With a writing experience of three years, she has been writing for various renowned blogs and absolutely enjoys her work. She is a firm believer of God and holds a positive attitude towards life. She is a big chatter box and adores every kind of music.

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