Here at TechNutty we have a passion for products made of wood, most recently we have seen this material used in iPhone cases, but are yet to see many companies making a speaker from it, which is why we were originally interested with a newish project on Kickstarter for a company called Grain Audio.
Grain Audio say that they will be putting the speaker first, “only looking for people who are looking for a speaker”, which may seem a little flawed when you realize they are also planning to make headphones, but i digress.
The first product they are looking to build is something they are calling the Packable Wireless System, or PWS, which they say “sets itself apart from the competition in both sound and design”, made from a FSC certified walnut enclosure and using new Waves MaxxAudio suite technology, they say the PWS will both sound and look awesome.
Alongside which they also mentioned it will pack a battery life of up to eight hours, which is pretty great.
The speaker will also support AAC codecs, Bluetooth 2.1 and A2DP technology, include 2 x 2 inch loudspeakers, a passive radiator and a carry pouch.
As I mentioned before it’s not just speakers they are looking to make, they have also detailed a set of In-Ear Headphones, which use the same FSC certified walnut casing, which Grain Audio say will result in the “best possible sound with crystal clear highs and booming lows.” With a great comfort fit design to boot.
The headphones will also include 2x8mm loudspeakers which feature Neodymium magnets and a CCAW voice coil, TPE jacketed cable, in-line mic with remote and of course, a carry pouch.
Then there’s a set of over-ear headphones, which also follow the theme of being made from FSC certified walnut casing, these include 2x40m loudspeakers with Neodymium magnets and a CCAW voice coil, TPE jacketed cable, in-line mic with remote and a soft travel case.
Finally Grain Audio detailed a new Passive Bookshelf System, which in a pair of speakers and have been design specifically with green rooms in mind, crafted by hand, they are said to have “a natural sound curve that ensures the music translates exactly as the artist intended.”
These speakers have 100Watts RMS power-handling, a 5.25 inch midbass woofer with Neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils, a bass reflex enclosure and can be wall mounted.
To find out more about their products and to send your pledge to make sure this company actually becomes a company, hit up their Kickstarter page here, the minimum pledge to get one of these products is $75.