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$5,544
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 22 2019 8:39 AM UTC +00:00

About

Update: 3/1/2019 - All VIP backers now get an elegant, custom stand to enhance the look of your room and your listening experience.

Update: 2/26/2019 - We wanted to get feedback of true professionals, so we visited one of the oldest music shops in Silicon Valley. Play the video to find out what happened. 

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We're D2A Audio

Bay Area, where San Francisco culture and Silicon Valley technology come together… 

D2A audio is yet another intersection of the technology and culture set out to create an extraordinary sound to fulfill the needs of the music enthusiast. Designed and assembled in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Radiance-1  is geared to fill a gap in the world of music.

As creators of Radiance-1, we bring in over 100 years of experience and three years of design and  development to create an unmatched sound system.

We realized the needs for portability, but we were not going to accept portability at the cost of sound quality - being musician engineers, how could we? To us the music is sacred and should not be compromised.  After all, we want to hear the music as it was recorded.

The Journey

The journey began by really trying to understand the meaning of portability in sound – did it really need to fit into a pocket?  We imagined that portability should allow us to take a great sound to places where we normally would want to hear music: our living  room, bedroom, kitchen, and even a backyard, where we could enjoy  parties with our friends. 

Introducing Sound Emergence - a unique and patented technology which creates two distinct sources of sound that merge together as it travels away from the source, all in virtually 360 degrees radius! The result is an incredible uniformity of volume throughout the surrounding area, near or far. 

Public testing

All of our audiences are  amazed to hear how loud and clear the sound is 30 feet from the unit and beyond, and how they can walk up to the unit without blowing up their ears.  We  knew we had something and it was real when the outdoor testing proved  the same, so it was not some magical acoustic condition of the room.

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Design Features

With SoundEmergence® invention in the bag, we moved to design the rest. It was essential to create something with: 

  •  ease of use,
  •  great bass and overall sound quality at all levels,
  •  long battery life,
  • and perhaps most importantly, we wanted to make this affordable to all - whether you live in a studio apartment in New York City, or a mansion in Malibu, you should be able to enjoy this unit!

Bass

Bass is an essential part of any music, often hard to reproduce and missed in small units. To create the best possible Bass, we use custom carbon fiber speakers and a uniquely designed enclosure, to not only provide the tightest possible Bass at unbelievable volumes, but also to last a lifetime without degradation.

Environmental friendliness

Another important factor was environmental friendliness. For this we virtually eliminated the use of plastic.


Wooden enclosure would be nice, but we did not want it to be another reason to cut down more trees. After giving this a lot of thought, we've settled for Bamboo, where the environmental impact is close to none, while keeping the elegance of the wood.

The handle is fine leather, all the hardware is made of fine stainless steel for durability and look.


 Touch display 

Not to leave out any details, we designed a touch display for simplicity and elegance. The result is what you see - a beautifully designed system that will keep satisfying your listening needs for many years to come.



Quality

Quality is something we would not compromise, so to complete this effort, we made a conscious decision to do the final assembly locally, right here in the Bay Area. This way we can see what we ship and tightly control the quality.



What's next?

Not only have we had working units for some time now, we actually have secured our manufacturing partners, and are ready to build our first batch of 100 units immediately! The funding will enable us to scale up our manufacturing muscle and build  inventory so that we could bring more innovations and move faster. 

We commit to ship the first 100 units in two months, and all others within six months after the end of our Kickstarter. 

There is a rich line of innovation and a roadmap behind Radiance-1, and we can't wait to share it with you!

VIP Special - Upgraded

Pledge US$349 to be among the first to receive one unit out of the first 100 units of Radiance-1™ & a custom stand @ 22% discount ($349 + $99) -> We guarantee to ship the first 100 units within 2 months after the campaign ends.



Unboxing

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Units waiting to be assembled

Thank you!

- D2A Audio team

Rick and Yuriy
Rick and Yuriy

Risks and challenges

Risk is minimal here. We have purchased and stocked all the material to build the first 100 units and are committing to ship those within two months of the campaign completion. The risk is a potential delay is securing the rest of the material for the next build, but we are giving ourselves 6 months to ship the rest of the orders, which is much longer than the lead time for every item we use.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

We have designed this unit to last for many years. All the material used is durable with life expectancy of decades. Most commonly, the speakers are the first to age and fall apart. Our woofer is made with Carbon Fiber, which will outlast everything else. The next item that usually breaks down is the push buttons. We are using touch screen, which virtually has no wear, so will go on for a long time.

Reusability and recyclability

All the boxes and packing material is made of recycled paper, which can easily be recycled again.

Sustainable materials

We virtually use no plastic in our manufacturing. The packing materials have all been recycled and can be recycled again. The enclosure is made of Bamboo, which requires not trees to be cut.

Environmentally friendly factories

These units are hand assembled in the US by skilled workers. No big factory overhead and no carbon footprint to speak of.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

We have secured out partners where we get the components. Our factory for final assembly is in the Bay Area, where we have full control over production, and can plan future builds as needed.

Something else

This unit has been designed to last you a long time, so this may be the only sound system you will ever need.

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Funding period

- (30 days)