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Bring back the sound to your own vintage speakers with The Vamp Stereo + The Vamp Speaker and lessen electronic waste.
Bring back the sound to your own vintage speakers with The Vamp Stereo + The Vamp Speaker and lessen electronic waste.
Bring back the sound to your own vintage speakers with The Vamp Stereo + The Vamp Speaker and lessen electronic waste.
1,771 backers pledged £107,950 to help bring this project to life.

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The Vamp Stereo + Speaker – Bring Back The Sound

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Hello! We’re the team behind The Vamp, a revolutionary, award-winning audio device that transforms any old speaker into a great-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker. 

After running a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 for The Vamp and selling over 10,000 units worldwide, we received brilliant feedback from our backers and are proud to introduce the new The Vamp Stereo, designed for all of those who want to bring back stereo sound to their old speakers.

For those without speakers, we designed The Vamp Speaker. It’s made out of sustainable and recycled materials and pairs perfectly with The Vamp Stereo. Both products follow the same sentiment as The Vamp and allow you to continue to #SaveASpeaker.

The Vamp Stereo brings life back to any two speakers.
The Vamp Stereo brings life back to any two speakers.


The Vamp Stereo

The Vamp Stereo is a new kind of amplifier that transforms any two speakers into a portable Bluetooth stereo system. It has twice the sound of The Vamp. 

"Hooked up The Vamp to an old hi-fi speaker, and the volume, depth and richness of sound is superb. Finally my old speakers can be useful for something!"

- Christina Greenwood

If you already have speakers

Simply connect them to The Vamp Stereo, link it with any of your Bluetooth devices (e.g. smartphone, tablet, laptop) and bring back stereo sound to your old speakers.

You can position The Vamp Stereo anywhere on a speaker with a provided magnetic metal disk
You can position The Vamp Stereo anywhere on a speaker with a provided magnetic metal disk

 

Simply connect The Vamp Stereo to any two speakers.
Simply connect The Vamp Stereo to any two speakers.

 


The Vamp Speaker

The Vamp Speaker was designed for all of those who loved the idea of The Vamp, but did not have their own speaker to connect it to. 

If you use The Vamp Speaker 

Connect The Vamp Stereo with The Vamp Speaker, link it with any of your Bluetooth devices, and experience great stereo sound from a truly sustainable speaker.

All of The Vamp Speaker's electronics are made out of recycled materials.
All of The Vamp Speaker's electronics are made out of recycled materials.

  

The Vamp Stereo connects perfectly to The Vamp Speaker.
The Vamp Stereo connects perfectly to The Vamp Speaker.

 

 

 

Connect more speakers

We are excited to announce that you can connect two additional speakers to The Vamp Speaker. This allows for louder and deeper sound configurations, stereo separation, and of course provides even more incentive to #SaveASpeaker.

How to add more speakers

Plug the wires from the back of your additional speakers into The Vamp Speaker’s corresponding inputs. Then, sit back and enjoy the ultimate stereo sound.

 

The Vamp Speaker can be hooked up to any two speakers for the ultimate stereo experience.
The Vamp Speaker can be hooked up to any two speakers for the ultimate stereo experience.

Looking for a beautiful vintage speaker to pair with The Vamp Speaker? You can pledge at the £99 level to receive one vintage speakers or £149 to receive two, hand picked by our designer Paul Cocksedge from our recycling centres.


The Vamp Stereo specs

The Vamp Stereo has a built-in battery that can power any speaker for over 10 hours and is rechargeable with the micro USB cable. Plus, you can position it anywhere on a speaker with a magnetic metal disk.

  • Dimensions: L 80 x W 70 x H 70 mm (3"5/32 x 2"3/4 x 2"3/4)
  • Weight: Approx. 400 grams (14oz)
  • Material: ABS plastic casing
  • Battery: 3.7V rechargeable lithium polymer
  • Bluetooth range: Approx. 10m range (32ft)
  • Play time: Approx. 10 hours
  • Audio Inputs: 3.5mm jack to jack
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Supported Audio Formats: MP3, Spotify, Soundcloud, Mixcloud
  • Connections: Wireless or wired connection with provided cables


What’s in the box?

 

The Vamp Stereo will be available in green and grey.
The Vamp Stereo will be available in green and grey.

 


The Vamp Speaker specs

The Vamp Speaker’s box is made out of a sustainable FSC OSB board, which is low toxic and has a low footprint as it is produced from small trees that are usually farmed. Components of the speaker cones and all the electronics are made out of recycled materials.

  • Dimensions: L 340 x W 200 x H 130 mm (13"25/64 x 7"7/8 x 5"1/8)
  • Weight: Approx. 2 Kg (4lb 6oz)
  • Material: OSB board and electronics
  • Connectivity: wireless 

 

The Vamp Speaker will be available in natural, white, and black.
The Vamp Speaker will be available in natural, white, and black.


Speaker Totem

There will be a limited number of Speaker Totems available designed by Paul Cocksedge. These beautiful sculptures will work with The Vamp Stereo and can be made to order depending on your pledge amount. The Speaker Totem will be perfectly balanced to project sound to different corners of your room. Each Speaker Totem will be uniquely created and will not be identical to the ones displayed below.


Why Kickstarter?

Following our successful Kickstarter campaign for The Vamp, we opted to come back to Kickstarter for The Vamp Stereo and The Vamp Speaker because we didn’t want to launch it through an existing brand manufacturer. That would have meant losing control over things like design, marketing, and price. 

We want to keep ownership of all aspects of the product in order to have a direct relationship with our users––that’s you guys!

Kickstarter helped us form a close-knit community of people who love good speakers and care about sustainability. By returning to Kickstarter, we can continue to watch this amazing community grow!


Where does the funding go?

On top of the £30k in development we’ve spent ourselves, we still need funding for the following:

  • Injection molding tools.
  • Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ). Factories often require MOQs of thousands of units per design, which is a risk for a startup. With your help we can fund our first line of production.
  • Development trips. Over the next several months we will need to go to Asia to manage and oversee development, tooling and production, to make sure the product lives up to your expectations.

Timeline

  • R&D - November, December 2016 
  • Tooling manufacture - January, February 2017 
  • First batch run for testing - March 2017 
  • Final production run - April 2017 
  • Delivery - May 2017

What people are saying about The Vamp

"I would like to thank you as this is a wonderful product. You have brought life back into my father's old speakers that are at least 50 years old and they still pump out good sound." 

- Keith Pinnock

"Thanks for a top class product! I am a professional touring monitor engineer, and this is the best portable audio solution I can find for personal use." 

- Doug Maddison

"I got The Vamp and it's amazing. Sound quality is excellent and connects flawlessly. This is without a doubt the coolest piece of technology I own!" 

- James Clayton

Proof that great sound comes in all shapes and sizes.
Proof that great sound comes in all shapes and sizes.


Our team

Paul Cocksedge Studio was founded in 2004 by Paul Cocksedge and Joana Pinho. With a strong and dedicated team of collaborators, the Studio has won national and international acclaim for its original and innovative design, underpinned by research into the limits of technology, materials and manufacturing processes.

The key feature of the Studio’s work, in everything from product design to architectural projects, is a focus on simplicity and imagination in order to create unique people-centred designs. At the core of this focus lies an unrelenting attention to detail, a willingness to question previous assumptions about design, and an eagerness to take on a wide-ranging array of projects.

Photos: © Mark Cocksedge
Video: © Jablon Productions
Sound: © James Cocksedge

Risks and challenges

Once we have succeeded in raising the funds we need to launch The Vamp Stereo, any risks and challenges would be entirely logistical, most likely similar to any other project involving new technology, dedicated manufacturing and mass distribution.

For example, there may be unforeseeable problems with tooling and equipment or obstacles in the manufacturing process, which could have an effect on our delivery and launch schedules. That said, these are potential problems that we have already factored into our production schedule.

If you have any concerns, please refer to our websites for our history and past projects: www.paulcocksedgestudio.com and www.paulcocksedgeshop.com. We have many years of experience in taking products to the market and some of the complex projects we've undertaken have been executed across the world - all of them on time and on budget.

We are confident that the years of intensive research and planning that has gone into The Vamp Stereo plus the experience from launching The Vamp on Kickstarter in 2013 will be sufficient to ensure a smooth transition from the drawing-board to the workshop and finally to the market.

With your support, we are planning to have these products in your hands by May 2017. We hope that you are inspired and excited by the idea and choose to support the project. Please spread the word and share this campaign with your friends.

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    POSTCARD

    Receive a personalised thank you postcard signed by Paul Cocksedge.

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    THE VAMP STEREO

    The Vamp Stereo

    Your choice of green or grey.

    Retails for £59

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    EARLY BIRD: THE VAMP STEREO + SPEAKER

    The Vamp Stereo (green or grey)
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    Retails for £99

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    24 Hour Special for 2 x The Vamp Stereo

    2 x The Vamp Stereo (green or grey)

    Retails for £118

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    KS ONLY PRICE: THE VAMP STEREO + SPEAKER

    The Vamp Stereo (green or grey)
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    The Vamp Speaker (natural, white, or black)

    Retails for £99

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    24 Hour Special: THE FULL STEREO SYSTEM

    The Vamp Stereo (green or grey)
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    The Vamp Speaker (natural, white, or black)
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    One awesome vintage speaker from our recycling centre to give you stereo sound separation.

    Offer available until the end of 6 October - for 24 hours only!

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    THE FULL STEREO SYSTEM

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    The Vamp Speaker (natural, white, or black)
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    One awesome vintage speaker from our recycling centre to give you stereo sound separation.

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    THE ULTIMATE STEREO SYSTEM

    The Vamp Stereo (green or grey)
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    The Vamp Speaker (natural, white, or black)
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    Two awesome vintage speakers handpicked by Paul Cocksedge from our recycling centre.

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    EXCLUSIVE: THE VAMP STEREO+SPEAKER TOTEM

    The Vamp Stereo (green or grey)
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    Speaker Totem

    The Speaker Totem made with two speakers which will be perfectly balanced to project sound to different corners of your room. This package is exclusive to Kickstarter. It will only be available during this campaign.

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    EXCLUSIVE: THE VAMP STEREO+BESPOKE TOTEM

    The Vamp Stereo (green or grey)
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    Make-to-order Speaker Totem

    For this made-to-order speaker totem, you can choose three speakers from a selection that has been handpicked by Paul Cocksedge.

    The totem will be engraved with your name.

    This package is exclusive to Kickstarter. It will only be available during this campaign.

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