THE ARTISIAN SPEAKERS BY JASON RIDGEWAY.
Available for purchase - price: $4,000
This unique collaboration sees our Trohet speakers painted by Australia's First Nations artist, Jason Ridgeway, also known as Black Boy Creations.
Each speaker is hand painted and is truly unique. There will never be another pair like it.
The commission takes around 4 - 6 weeks to complete. Free shipping Australia-wide. International shipping is available on request.
Orders can be made via our order form below or by contacting Jason directly at blackboycreations.com.au.
Currently on display at Ikigai gallery.
THE ARTISIAN SPECIAL EDITION SPEAKERS.
The artwork by Jason Ridgeway tells stories of indigenous culture and traditions. One of these traditions is music, which brings people together, tells us stories and provokes a myriad of emotions.
Speakers are typically seen as appliances and have a specific purpose of reproducing music. This collaboration challenges this notion. Speakers reproduce audible art, but the exterior too can be art, as seen in this unique association.
Each speaker is hand-painted by Jason and is a truly unique pair that will not be reproduced. Should you have a theme or colour combo preference then let us know.
"A speaker is the canvas in which music is painted"
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Atlas Gouverneur has been designing and building speakers for over a decade. His philosophy is to create speakers that sound natural yet highly revealing.
TROHET is a Swedish word that translates to fidelity and truth. A speaker is only truthful when it can produce a flat-frequency response. Many high-end audio brands claim that their speakers are the most accurate in the world, yet they seldom release measurements to back this up.
I don't want to be another high-end audio brand. I want my customers to see the measurements and know that what they're buying is truthful. Measurements can be seen here.
The TROHET's are neutral in sonic signature and provide immense clarity. The speaker can pick up on the minor nuances of music. Vocals are natural, and reverb is extended and carries through even with instruments playing in front. The centre sound stage is present but not overbearing, and stereo width/sound stage is realistic. In short, the TROHET's are designed to make music sound like it should, natural and uncoloured.
DIRECT TO CONSUMER.
Exceptional value is provided through our direct-to-consumer business model. Our prices don't include distributor and retailer fees, so our cost is far cheaper than the equivalent speaker found at your local audio store.
Audio stores typically charge around 100% markup on speakers, which means you're paying twice the price as a direct-to-consumer model.
The TROHET consists of drivers (transducers) found in speakers costing more than $6,500 AUD, so It's clear that these speakers are of exceptional value.
The painted Trohet speakers come with a hefty 10-year warranty on electrical parts. The warranty excludes damage caused by misuse (i.e. blown voice coils).
Should the speakers be damaged by excessive volume, then we're more than happy to repair them at the cost of the parts and time.
The TROHET speakers are designed for critical music listening and are well-suited for general music enjoyment.
To get the most out of these speakers, we recommend an amplifier that can provide 100 - 500 watts of clean power. Please contact or see our blog post if you're unsure about amp choice.
5" inch woofer paired with 1" inch dual concentric ring radiator tweeter
2 Way Design
Dual binding posts for bi-wiring or bi-amping.
Ported enclosure (rear-firing port)
Power handling: 100 Watts
Average room response: 30 Hz - 30KHz.
Sensitivity: 84 dB @ 1 Watt/1m
Dimensions: 36.5 cm high, 18.5 cm
wide, 28 cm deep
Number of speakers: Two (2)
HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVERS.
The legendary Scan-Speak 15W/8530 woofer is paired with the venerable Vifa XT25 tweeter. Both drivers produce incredibly low distortion and extended frequency response.
The woofer features a non-resonant cone and a powerful motor and magnet system. This is simply one of the best woofers ever made!
The tweeter employs a dual concentric diaphragm for low distortion and a "nipple" to aid in wide dispersion. The tweeter plays past 30kHz, which helps add "air" and spatial clues to the music.
CARING FOR OUR PLANET.
One of the beautiful things about building these speakers is that we control where the material is sourced from.
With increasing deforestation rates and illegal logging, we've pledged to purchase sustainably viable timbers.
For example, American Alder is one of the most sustainable timbers on the planet with plantations growing faster than consumption - even the plantations are indigenous to where they're grown, reducing environmental and ecological impacts.
So. by buying these speakers, you can be assured that together we're making a positive change to how we source timber.
WHO ARE THESE SPEAKERS SUITABLE FOR?
The TROHET's are suited for the following uses;
Hi-Fi and home music
Studio monitoring and mastering
Home Theatre - Subwoofer and a high pass filter of 150Hz is advisable if high SPL's are required.