About this project
Exquisite Design. Exceptional Acoustic Engineering. A Work of Art.
Symphonica is a totally acoustic horn speaker that boosts and enhances the sound from your phone without using electronics. Engineers at major phone companies like Apple and Samsung have created audio systems in their flagship model phones that produce very high quality audio. However there is only so much they can do within the limited internal space of your phone, and so Symphonica channels this high quality audio through its specially designed, patented acoustic chamber, where it is equalized and amplified and emerges with added body, warmth, and tone that fills your personal listening space with an expansive sound field of music with high clarity and a full dynamic range.
Symphonica brings beauty, grace and warmth back to a world dominated by flat and unfeeling plastic iPhone and Android accessories. Its inspired, passionate design reminds that form can be just as valuable as function, capturing the attention and drawing the eye to the flowing, organic patterns expressed in the natural wood grain. Symphonica breaks the mold of boring utilitarian accessories and instead makes a bold statement about uniting the elements of art, fashion, and function all together in one outstanding product.
An Inspired Fusion of Art and Science
Designed by a veteran audio engineer with decades of experience creating high end audio products and constructed from environmentally friendly woods, Symphonica needs no electricity yet boosts the sound from your iPhone speaker by more than 6db, filling the room by acoustically amplifying its sound. Symphonica also enhances the sound, adding the body and warmth that you've been missing.
What about those small Bluetooth Speakers? Why would I want a Symphonica instead?
Bluetooth speakers are convenient, but not only do they look unremarkable, they mostly sound unremarkable as well. They force you to make a big compromise in sound quality, as Bluetooth transmission compresses the audio and reduces its dynamic range and fidelity, and then the typical speakers play it back using fairly low quality electronics, introducing artifacts, noise, and distortion before finally smothering it all with a layer of artificially inflated bass - poorly implemented Bluetooth is a mess. And even if you buy expensive ones that reproduce the audio more faithfully you're still up against the inherent limitations of the technology with regards to your lost dynamic range.
Now, if you're mostly blasting Miley Cyrus tracks for partying friends you'll hardly notice. But if you appreciate listening more quietly to the more subtle nuances of acoustic instruments, pure and intimate vocals that put you in the same room as the artist, and the incredible dynamics of classical music with all the swells and crescendos and diminuendos that convey so much feeling and emotional impact, then Bluetooth is robbing you of more than you realize. It's taking what was intended to be an active experience where you are stirred and inspired by virtuoso performers at the height of their musical prowess, and converting it into the technological equivalent of elevator Muzak - bland background imitation that uses your nostalgic memories to distract you from how inadequate the sound is right now.
With Symphonica what you get out of it is as pure as what goes into it. There is no added electronic noise, distortion, hiss, dropout, or artifacts that come from the use of Bluetooth or low end electronic speakers, just the sweet sound of your favorite performances.
Your own Elegantly Sculpted Work of ArtSymphonica's elegant appearance and graceful flowing lines make it a welcome addition to any home or office, and a conversation starter the second your visitors lay their eyes on it. Not only does the natural wood grain each speaker its own individual fingerprint, each is hand sanded, finished and polished to the satisfaction of a craftsman, making it your own unique art sculpture that adds character and charm to any room you place it in.
Absolutely everyone we've shown Symphonica to has fallen in love with it, wanted to touch it, hold it, and has asked when and where they could get one either for themselves or as a gift for someone else - and we know that you will love it too!
Look Who's Talking About Symphonica
The Symphonica Sound
Simply put, Symphonica sounds nothing like your phone's tinny speakers or those toneless plastic accessories you've become accustomed to listening to your phone through. Not only does it increase the volume, But Symphonica adds warmth, richness, smoothness and a truly unique 'woody' resonance. Do you appreciate passionate, emotional vocals and the natural sound of unplugged acoustic instruments? Then you've got to try Symphonica!
Symphonica currently supports the following smartphone models:
iPhone 6/6 Plus/6S/6S Plus
iPhone 7/7 Plus/Red Special Edition
Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
And more coming soon...
Charge your smartphones with confidence!
Our commitment to quality means that both our Symphonica speaker and docking stand come with premium quality Apple certified MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) cables. Sure that costs us a lot more, but it means that you can keep your iPhone charged while in use and be confident that your valuable device is not being put at risk by shoddy bargain basement cables. And there's no reason for Android users to feel neglected, as we also offer the equivalent Micro-USB version as well. Just let us know which you prefer when you make your pledge.
Do it DIY for a fun project!
Do you prefer wood with a specific tint or color? Want to express your inner artist? Let Symphonica become your canvas! Get The Casual version and paint it or apply a wood stain to match your individual tastes and decor.
Symphonica makes a great gift!
We've all been in the situation where we're facing the question of what do you get as a gift to a friend who pretty much already has everything? You get them something useful, something special, something unique, something that you know they probably have never even seen before. Symphonica fits the bill as a great gift for any occasion, and for $20 more you can even add an engraved personalized message.
We really appreciate your support, and we've got great rewards at different pledge levels to show you our gratitude:
Symphonica Bluetooth Media Remote
You may have seen Bluetooth Media Remotes before, but never one like this elegant beauty crafted from natural wood. Use it to start, stop and control media playback on your phone, tablet or computer whether you're at home relaxing on the sofa or in the middle of your workout at the gym - no more awkwardly grasping for your phone when you need to skip to the next track.
Hardwood Smartphone Dock
Carved from a single block of hardwood, these stylish docks give you the perfect place to put your phone while its charging or syncing on your desk or kitchen counter or on your bedside table when you're catching up on sleep. Say goodbye to those plain old plastic stands and treat yourself and your home decor with an accessory that is not just useful, but is inspiring as well.
Don't settle for a boring plastic or silicone phone case - take things up a couple notches with these beautiful hardwood options that protect and project style at the same time. Available in 3 finishes and for all current iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S model phones.
Rewards at a Glance
Wondering which rewards you should choose? The chart below lays them all out for you - pick your favorites, pick your pledge amount, and please back us with a pledge.
Meet the Symphonica Team
Here's a bit of information about the small team that has worked to make Symphonica a reality.
Symphonica was designed by Frederick ("Freddie") Kwoh, a seasoned audio engineer and product designer who held multiple patents in the field. Drawing from his decades of experience he has created an innovative and beautiful product which not only serves a useful purpose, but pleases the eye as well. Sadly, Freddie passed away last year, but we are continuing on to fulfill his dream of bringing this product to market.
No matter how great the product, you still need to let people know about it and get it out to them. Marc is in charge of spreading the word, as well as managing all the behind the scenes processes involved in getting your Symphonica to your front door.
So that's our project in a nutshell. We absolutely love Symphonica and have been working really hard for a long time to get it out there, and if you've read this far we think you're probably feeling some love for it too. We've done all that we can on our own, but now we need your help to raise the money we need for the first production run.
Risks and challenges
Unfortunately, we've already experienced the greatest challenge a project like this could encounter, the untimely passing away of its inventor and designer during its original Kickstarter campaign. After taking some time to regroup and reorganize we are now ready to move forward again, and having had gone through the worst case scenario we are confident that we can get through any other challenge that could possibly arise.
Getting a product like this from the mind of the designer into the hands of backers involves a great deal of hard work, planning. and coordination between designer, manufacturer and logistics in order to deliver on schedule.
In recognition of this we have worked closely with the production personnel for over a year, refining the specifications and ironing out the technical challenges and complexities involved in transitioning from prototypes and samples to full scale production.
We also have a team member with significant professional experience in handling freight and logistics on a daily basis, and so we are well prepared to deal with the complications that can arise in moving products between the factory, warehouse, and the end user.
As a result of this we are confident that once our goal is met we will be able to deliver on schedule to all our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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