If you’re in the market for a great-looking wireless speaker for your desktop that packs some rather advanced audio technology in a sleek frame, look no further than the Pavilion, a new project that recently launched on Kickstarter and has already raised almost $50,000 funding out of the $70,000 target.
The Pavilion is a high-performance wireless speaker that looks gorgeous. It has a unique D-spiral acoustic system and definitely feels luxurious thanks to the clever use of different materials.
This speaker achieves its stunning look and feel by taking design cues from modern architecture. For instance, its base is made with a high-density concrete used in modern architectures. Inside the speaker’s clear wall is a spiral coper pipe which boosts the bass frequencies by the principles of acoustic resonance.
“We are using high quality 20W Peerless transducer for the best acoustic quality,” the project lead wrote. “We designed the cabinet to make the frequency response as flat as possible replicating unbiased sound.” The sound emitted from the Pavilion reaches over 86dB at 1W/0.5m. In normal talk, it will easily fill the space of a large living room.
The elegant surface finish includes the varnished oak at the top with built-in capacitive touch control for pairing, playing/pausing your music and adjusting the volume.
A LED indicator on the top shows you the current status of your Pavilion. Its rechargeable battery provides five hours of playtime at medium volume and up to 7-8 hours of playtime at small volume.
On the back, you will find a power button and AUX/AC adapter ports. The Pavilion is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Android or any other device with Bluetooth networking. You can also pair two Pavilions for an even more powerful sound.
Early-bird backers can get a Pavilion for $229, a $100 off its retail price. A pair of Pavilions will set early-bird backers $449, or $229 off retail. A limited, high-end version called the Pavilion Q with the additional finish in the design is available for $279, or $110 off retail. But act quickly as the campaign ends on Friday, January 15.
For more information, check out the Pavilion project page on Kickstarter.