From CES 2008
Designed by Ross Lovegrove, the $130,000 KEF MUON luxury speakers are a perfect example of audio innovation and a cutting-edge, ultra-modern design. These impressive loudspeakers, standing nearly 7 feet tall, are now up on display at CES 2008. The central aim of the MUON project was to create the ultimate in sound technology and design innovation. These ultra-exclusive speakers will be limited in production to just 100 pairs and will be sold in only 10 cities worldwide. The MUON loudspeaker is made from super-formed aluminum, which uses a similar molding process to vacuum forming. Malleable sheets of heated aluminum were used to achieve otherwise impossible shapes. The eventual form of the loudspeaker was the result of a careful convergence between Ross Lovegrove’s design aesthetics and the physics of sound. MUON’s four-way speaker system mounted into the front of the structure with its powerful bass drivers is one of the elements that make it so superior. The 6mm thick, heavily damped aluminum shell provides a totally rigid structure that minimizes any sound-distorting vibrations. KEF MUON is the best an audiophile can get.