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Bluetooth Speaker with round Acrylic sound shield to reduce vibration noise, enhance low frequency and diffuse sound field evenly.
Bluetooth Speaker with round Acrylic sound shield to reduce vibration noise, enhance low frequency and diffuse sound field evenly.
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ARRIVAL - Bluetooth Speaker looks PURE and sounds CLEAR

A good speaker is like a mirror, the more it’s clear, the more you see yourself, in this case, you hear the true music. 

As the power of music is not only making you dance, but also, it’s a dialogue with our soul. Somehow we all feel comfortable by the music. 

Most of the portable Bluetooth speaker is designed for playing loud music at outdoor. But at the end of the day, we need our music much more when we are at home or in our own private space.

We ,as architects, try to redesign this classical portable Bluetooth speaker into a more pure and clear piece of sound art.

Reduce vibration noises:  

When a powerful mini speaker plays music on a table, many small objects on the sur-face will be shook by their own rhythm. Those undesirable noises, including the vi-bration of the speaker itself will interfere with the playing music.   

ARRIVAL has only 3 minimum points to touch the table. It minimizes the resonation from its surroundings objects. In the meantime, its heavy weight of the solid sound shield absorbs vibrations coming from the body of speaker.

Enhanced lower frequency:

As we all know, higher frequency sound wave only needs tiny media to convey, while lower frequency sound wave relies on much heavier substance to send out to the air. For the classical portable speaker, as the weight is light, it is difficult to send lower frequency to the distance.

ARRIVAL has its solid piece made of plexiglass as it’s back base to release the hidden energy inside of the speaker. By enlarging 11x the surface and 3x the weight of the substance for vibration, it dramatically enhanced the lower frequency sound wave when it’s playing. And most of all, it is not made by digital alteration, it is enhanced physically with high fidelity.

Even sound field

A portable speaker is designed to face up vertically, in order to broadcast to all direc-tions, it needs very intense loudness from the core area to overcome the air resistance. So it’s too loud to hear when you are close by, and too weak to hear when it’s far away.

ARRIVAL uses its sound panel as a stand, turns the speaker in horizontal way and slightly facing down. The panel hides the core intense part of the sound from direct contact with your ears. And the reflection sound from background can diffuse evenly in your hearing vicinity.

Introducing ARRIVAL and ARRIVAL PLUS:

The clear sound matches its pure form !

Both these two models are designed in a way, you can put them anywhere in your rooms and feel it’s harmonious with your settings. It doesn’t look like a technical de-vice at all, just as simple as a modern sculpture. Most of your guests will ask where your music comes from. And then it’s you time to show off a bit with this unique design.

ARRIVAL is designed to fit with most bookshelfs or any other cozy spaces as a coffee corner or even your bathroom…

ARRIVAL PLUS has more powerful and rich sound, it is designed for people who are more demanding in sound quality when listening Jazz, Classical Music, Vocals. Sometimes you feel it’s unbelievable real, a live concert of an unplugged or a cello…

 

 HOW TO USE

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 SPECIFICATION 

 

ART T-SHIRT

 


In our former Kickstarter campaigns, we had successfully launched 4 art exhibitions, a total 36 pieces of pattern is out for our Art T-shirt lovers, and in this special edition of launching ARRIVAL speaker, we would like to make a bit more effort to do special edition of ARRIVAL Art T-shirt for thanking our old and new supporters.

We use 100% combed cotton, 32 thread count, 260 g/m² density, T-shirt as our canvas. We only use the highest resolution dye-sublimated technology to print artwork.

 
 

DESIGNER 

"Tsunami Memorial" in Thailand, you can find more about Hou Liang Architecture @ https://houliang.com
"Tsunami Memorial" in Thailand, you can find more about Hou Liang Architecture @ https://houliang.com
 
"Grand Canyon “dining table, you can find more about SITONCLOUD project @ https://sitoncloud.com
"Grand Canyon “dining table, you can find more about SITONCLOUD project @ https://sitoncloud.com

HOU LIANG   

Chinese Born Belgian Architect HOU Liang started his own practice since 2005, after his award-winning proposal for worldwide architecture competition for Tsunami Memorial in Thailand. He and his team win numerous important international architecture competitions, including Seoul Performing art center in Korea, Jean Paul II memorial museum in Poland. For more than ten years he is not only being active in Avant-guard architectural design, but also being experimental in multimedia design. His projection mapping on 3-dimensional white furniture tables called "sitoncloud" project has become an iconic design for the new generation, and was exhibited in Museum of Modern Art in Paris in 2012.

 

CHOOSE YOUR REWARDS

The Plexiglas sound panel is made piece by piece from laser cutting machine. In order to guarantee our production quality, our current capacity is limited by 500 pieces per month. Each backer will receive a backer number in sequence. The earlier backers will get their rewards by earlier delivery. So, please choose your favorite one NOW…

 

How to become Friends of PIBA

PIBA is stand for the origin of our brand: 

Products Invented By Architects.

We spend about 5 years to prepare for this moment to launch our first designed speaker: Arrival. It was a long journey from being an architect to a designer and producer in one. If you like what we do, we are very pleased to invite you to be on the first list of Friends of PIBA.

Once you are Friends of PIBA, you can get 20 Euro discounts immediately on any pledges of a t-shirt or a speaker.

For only 2 Euro you can get our special editioned de-sign T-shirt for arrival.

For only 40 Euro, you can get an ultra-clear Arrival speaker.

For only 70 Euro, you can get a supper powerful Arrival plus speaker.

And even get 50% off on pledges over 10,000-euro worth products.

To be Friends of PIBA, simply you need to share our Facebook promotion post link:

We will open limited numbers of invitations to be Friends of PIBA intermittently. So please take your opportunity as soon as you see the pledges with Friends of PIBA is open.

A Tip: Not to miss your chance, you can always pledge it first, then share our Facebook link right after your pledge.

So, Action Now!
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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 arrival speaker succeed.

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    Pledge €2 or more About $3

    Art T-shirt (Friends of PIBA)

    1 piece of special edition-ed ARRIVAL Art T-shirt only for friends of PIBA,size at your choices.

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    products worth OVER €10000

    you can choose any products from our kickstarter T-shirt and speakers, make a combination of 10,000 euro worth products, and you only pay half of the price, and shipping cost to be determied according to your distination and your seletions.

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