High End 2015 • Hot Product

Using concrete for speaker enclosures is hardly new. Using it to produce speakers that look this pretty certainly is.

The Concrete Audio N1 is an elegantly sculpted floorstander that ticks all the audiophile boxes: top-end Scan-Speak drivers and fancy crossover components, boat-back cabinet to eliminate standing waves, first-order crossover and infinite-baffle loading. This is one speaker your kids, dogs or guests definitely won’t knock over, but at €32,000 a pair that’s probably just as well.

Just as interesting were the “paving slabs” flanking the flat-screen on the wall. Yep -- those really are drive units and that really is a fully functional speaker. No prices and even fewer details were available, but hey, Ron Arad, eat your heart out.

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