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a stylish Bluetooth Speaker use old Vinyl record as vibration disc for better acoustic.
a stylish Bluetooth Speaker use old Vinyl record as vibration disc for better acoustic.
25 backers pledged €2,366 to help bring this project to life.
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Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker

With the progress of the information technology nowadays, we found Bluetooth speaker is much more easier for playing music with high fidelity. Very soon this technology became the top choice for most of speaker producers. Millions of old Vinyl disc are out of use . Knowing that Vinyl is mainly made of PVC, it will take them 600 years to be totally dissolved by the nature, but also tremendous creativity for designing the cover are wasted in the storage room. 

How to reuse, recycle or even upcycle the old Vinyl became an interest for a lot of designers who care for our environment. Someone uses it for a clock, someone uses it for a tray, someone uses it for a bag, someone even uses it for a book cover.

Now we are going to introduce our Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker: another creative way on how to upcycle this used Vinyl as a acoustic panel for increasing the sound effect of a Bluetooth speaker. This is how it works:

Resonate lower frequency  

As we all know, high frequency sound wave need only tiny surface to send. But lower frequency sound wave need much bigger surface to push out to the air. So the classical portable speaker, by its physical nature, is unbalanced between the high frequency and low frequency. We use this Vinyl as a speaker’s base to release the hidden power inside of the speaker’s body. It resonate the low frequency sound wave of the music, and most of all, it’s not digitally altered, it is physical vibrations. We just give it’s a wing to let the music sound better.

Even sound field

A portable speaker has only a single source of sound volume. In order to provide the volume in about 2 meters distance. It needs very intense loudness to overcome the air resistance. So, sometime, you feel it’s too loud to listen when it’s close by, and too weak to hear when it’s a bit far. We use the vinyl disc to hide the intense volume of the sound from direct contact with your ear. Together with the sound reflecting from its background, the sound energy evenly diffuse into your hearing vicinity.The sound field become naturally warm and even.

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sound test to see the vibration of the Vinyl disc

Reduce vibration noises

When a powerful speaker play music on a surface, normally there are many small objects on the surface will shake in their own rhythm and that makes undesired noises. We design a special stand with only 3 minimum points to touch the ground. It stops trapping its surroundings to shake.

Perfect form matches its perfect sound

Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker is designed in a way, you can put them anywhere in your rooms and feel it’s harmonious with your settings, a bookshelf or cozy coffee corner or even your bathroom… It doesn’t look like a technical device at all. It just look like a souvenir at home. Most of your guests will ask where you hide your speaker. And then it’s your time to show off a bit with this unique creature.  

Also this powerful speaker designed for people are demanding in sound quality in Jazz, Classical Music, Vocals. Sometimes you feel it’s unbelievable real, a live concert of an unplugged or a cello…Sometimes you can even see the vibrations of the vinyl in its reflection.

About Designer

“As an architect, I am more concerned about building relationships with the earth. As a designer, I am more care about our own conscious of our soul. Sometimes many things are existed already for a long time. But they need us to fix their relationships with each other. Thus we can make things better.” 

HOU Liang 

graduated from KU Leuven, Belgium, with a master degree of architecture. In 2003, he founded his own design studio Hou Liang Architecture in Brussels. In 2005, his prize winning architectural proposal for Tsunami Memorial in Thailand gain him international recognition in design scene. In 2012, he created the world’s first multimedia art furniture SITONCLOUD table.  

Tsunami Memorial in Thailand
Tsunami Memorial in Thailand
multimedia art furniture SITONCLOUD
multimedia art furniture SITONCLOUD

Instead of keeping the old Vinyl as a waste, for the first time, we upcycled the old Vinyl into a sound part, with also a decoration function. Above all Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker delays another over produced plastic from being a pollution for our beloved planet.

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how to assemble the speaker and how it works

Risks and challenges

We are confident that we have the right competences and experience to bring this product to the market on time.
We take things seriously, and apart from being perfectionist and very careful in the design, we have gone through a very thorough selection of our suppliers.
At this point, we are far ahead in the process with the manufacturers.Moreover, we should say that all our calculations, pricing and time frames are based on real quotes.
Our biggest challenge is to deal with issues of shipping and delivery for large range of international consumers. To address these issues we will set up a specialist team for management of shipping and delivery. Its job will be to ensure first rate customer service and timely delivery of our products.
We need your help to get funds to make this product a reality, so please help us spread the word and make our Vinyl speaker succeed.

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