These speakers are designed for people who demand the most from the sound, as well as nicely designed gadget. For people whose sense for sound is higher and who are looking for something that will fully satisfy their expectation. We’re talking about The Audiophile’s Lacrima Speakers who come in the form of a swan. In time when a lot of manufacturers compete to create speakers not only to offer quality sound, but also unique design, these speakers certainly deserve our attention.
These hand-built four-way speakers, housed in swan-shaped cabinets produces the wide, horizontal sound dispersion across an entire room, eliminating the distortion created by secondary reflections, as is the case with rectangular cabinets. Three tapered tubes extending from the drivers to the back of the cabinet channel dampen unwanted sound coloration and resonance, ensuring only pristine sound emanates from the speaker. Their pure and tight bass is ensured through the 2 bass drivers that float on silicone O-rings, eliminating mechanical coloration and the cochlear shaped cabinet absorbs sound and prevents reflections. The tweeter and mid range drivers have catenary domes and carbon fiber rings that elevate breakup modes to above 40kHz—2X higher than typical hemispherical domes—and produce a harmonic distortion of less than 0.5%.
The Speaker’s cabinets are made from quasi-isotropic glass, reinforced plastic, and a lightweight balsa core. Before being hand-polished, they undergone a painstaking hand-finishing process that includes 2-layers of high-body primer, 3-layers of pigment, 4-layers of clear lacquer, and 2 coats of wax.
The Lacrima Speakers with interesting shape and perfect sound coming onto the market at a cost of $40,000. So, who wants quality and a little more, and have the money, will probably buy them. [Hammacher]