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Stones SpeakersBy Stones Speakers
First created
Stones SpeakersBy Stones Speakers
First created
€1,743
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
28
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 11 2018 10:40 AM UTC +00:00

About

Project info:

After 5 years of development and a huge passion for music and Hi-end audio systems here is our 'Stones Speakers' project. Every single step has been thought to achieve the best sound and arouse emotions with every kind of music. All our speakers are made of a rare kind of stone, called "Euganean Trachyte" which can be only found on our land and had been used since the ancient times to build many architectural works, such as the ones in the famous city of Venice. This particular stone presents unique mechanical characteristics and sought after features suitable for sound. The union of a raw natural design and an acoustic functionality is the idea of our speakers, that are really "rocks" able to amaze the viewing and the listening.
 For crowdfunding we have created a cute small fullrange speaker called "482 Petrina" with a wonderful design, ideal as a decor and for a better listening. This is our smallest stone speaker with a fullrange driver.  

 This year we have also produced an incredible two way bass reflex system to balance weight and to keep a perfect acoustic response. The result is a clear sound in all audio range with also a deep but very accurate bass, worthy of the best audio systems ever.
We have decided to use for our speakers, names that comes from asteroids for the similar rock appearance. This is our "487 Venetia" speaker.

 First project we did was our awesome four way system thought and realized without compromises. Over 250 kg for each tower, the sound played is absolute. This is the final prototype and our pride!

 Our dream is to continue creating new projects, merging cute rock design and the ability to reproduce music at the highest levels!

Rewards:

  • CD - Stones Speakers Compilation
    We would like to share with you a special compilation, created with our favorite songs we used trough years to relax and also test our systems. An audiophile track list and not only. It will be a surprise!
    To guarantee maximum quality of music tracks we will realize this disk in collaboration with 'Velut Luna', a famous italian record company with many years of experience.
  • "482 Petrina" - One Fullrange Speaker
    Thought to be used as a natural design and musical decor at home. Discover how stone may sound!
    Technical info:
    - System Type: passive, sealed box with full-range speaker
    - Case Construction: natural stone called "Euganean Trachyte"
    - Power Input: 5 - 30 watt
    - Nominal Imp: 8 ohm
    - Dimensions: 160 (H) x 160 (W) x 160 (D) mm
    - Net weight: 6.5 kg  
    Note: this is not an active speaker, so you need a small external amplifier (not included).
  • "482 Petrina" - Two Fullrange Speakers
    We would like to bring our cute creations in the house of the world. Natural design and sound will make you love it!
    Technical info:
    - System Type: passive, sealed box with full-range speaker
    - Case Construction: natural stone called "Euganean Trachyte"
    - Power Input: 5 - 30 watt
    - Nominal Imp: 8 ohm
    - Dimensions: 160 (H) x 160 (W) x 160 (D) mm
    - Net weight: 6.5 kg each
    Note: these are not active speakers, so you need a small external amplifier (not included).
  • "487 Venetia" - A Couple of Two Way Reference Speakers  
    If you're looking for the best sound, try these two great stones!
    Technical Info:
    - Type: 2 way speaker system
    - Case Construction: natural stone called “Euganean Trachyte”
    - Acoustic design: vented-box with drivers separated chambers 
    - Drivers: Morel carbon fiber midwoofer (160 mm)
                    Morel classic advanced tweeter
    - Power Input: 30 - 200 watt
    - Sensitivity: 86 db SPL (2.83 V/1m)
    - Frequency range: 40 - 20000 Hz
    - Crossover: passive / 12 dB/dec slope
    - Nominal Imp.: 6 ohm
    - Dimensions: 390 (H) x 290 (W) x 360 (D) mm
    - Net weight: 55 kg each
    Note: these are not active speakers, so you need a good external amplifier (not included).

About Us:

We are friends since we were young and we love so much hi-fi world. Listen well music is not easy and we have aways been attracted from systems that produce the sound. One evening, five years ago we got the idea to realize something special with a new material which is stone, very uncommon for speaker applications. My name is Michele Gastaldello and I'm a family tradition stonecutter. I have worked for years with Euganean Trachyte and I know well how is tough and not easy to work. However, with my best friend and engineer Giacomo Munari, we decided to realize the first prototypes to understand if our idea was right or not. During the first years, especially early ones, attention was mainly concentrate to technical development and the final result: listening to music reproduction. Combining empirical tests and theories we have reached a very high level sound with our particular speakers. Then the final prototypes were produced paying attention also to appearance and external finishes. All project design and realization was done by us during our free hours, on weekend, holidays and many evenings, but we think that if you're doing what you like and you reach expected and also better results, this is best satisfaction. We would like to turn our passion to our main work and for this, we hope on your support!

 

Risks and challenges

Till now we have produced and tested all final prototypes with excellent results. All our products are handmade and have an irregular stone design, so that processing tolerances are higher than standard products, but negligible for the right functionality. In the first years we have reached all the knowledge to produce small quantities with the best possible accurancy using manual tools. For a high quantity production we should find different solutions to improve the production cycle. It's a product that needs a long time to be realized and this is the reason why we propose quite long deliveries. We will do our best to not delay further.
This will be our first "jump" on the market, but we like challenges since we have started this awesome project. Some troubles may comes from countries customs or import/export restrictions, but in this bad lucky case we will refund 100% of your backer.

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    Pledge €2 or more About $2.28

    Thank you a lot!

    "Many small stones form a mountain together." Thank you for your precious support!

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    'Stones Selected Music Collection' CD

    1 x CD - Various artists and musical genres recommended by Stones Speakers Staff. An essential audiophile playlist created in collaboration with 'Velut Luna'. Provided with jewel box pack.

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    Pledge €199 or more About $227

    1 x "482 Petrina" - Fullrange Speaker

    Single "482 Petrina" Fullrange Speaker - Our Entry Level natural stone single way speaker. An ideal solution to listen at home with a cute rock design.
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    2 x "482 Petrina" - Fullrange Speakers

    A couple of our "482 Petrina" Fullrange Speakers - Entry Level natural stone handmade single way speakers. "Rock" is ready!
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    Pledge €5,990 or more About $6,841

    2 x "487 Venetia" - Reference Series

    A couple of our Two Way Bass Reflex Reference Speakers. Our audiophile solution to listen the best!
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    For all details please contact us before ordering.

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Funding period

- (40 days)