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TECHNOLOGY

DESIGNER TECHNOLOGY KEF Muon speakers Following our last feature on high-end audio speakers from Steinway Lyngdorf, we thought we had probably covered the best available speakers on the market for a while. Not quite, it seems! During one of our recent excursions into Harrods (again,) we came across this fabulous limited edition range of designer speakers from KEF, which are being stocked there exclusively. These two metre high monoliths are a testament to beauty in form, as well as function. When the much-respected and visionary industrial designer Ross Lovegrove was given the brief – nay challenge – to design the ultimate audio speaker in the world, he clearly took it in his stride. Collaborating on this design with KEF, he’s produced a speaker that not only looks the business, but sounds it too, what with packing a four-way speaker system mounted on the front…

The speakers are fabricated from superformed aluminium, using a similar moulding process as vacuum forming. Malleable sheets of heated aluminium are used to create impossible shapes, which are a convergence of ergonomics with superior technology harnessing the physics of sound. Acoustic Compliance Enhancement technology uses a process of carbon activated air absorption to double the volume available to play with while the mounted bass drivers deliver a clean, thick and open acoustic performance to its environment. We love these unashamedly 21st century combinations of art, function and modern living and if you have the space for them we think you will too! Price: £100,000 per pair. Available exclusively at Harrods. www.harrods.com

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