Designed and developed by People People
An active 2.1 Speaker ready for wireless play. The Transparent Speaker design blends in effortlessly into your bookshelf and sits nicely with any decor. The system uses carefully developed high quality audio components and materials that will last a lifetime. Ready for wifi-gadgets like the Apple Airport Express so you can use your device to play music wirelessly.
Note: Pre-order: Estimated shipment April 2014
Customize your system and panels however you’d like. The Do-It-Yourself (DIY)-kit let’s you use your own 6mm wall material. This reduces the overall size and impact of shipping and favours local material sourcing and creativity. Perfect for the student-studio room.
Note: Currently unavailable for order due to certification issues.
Why a Transparent Speaker?
Home audio systems have come a long way from the blocky, black and silver painted stacks of particle wood and plastic. No longer are we building giant stereo systems that take up half of your valuable living space. Our iTunes, Pandora and Spotify accounts drive our music towards whatever device we choose. At People People, we believe audio is best heard, not seen, and the best electronics should last a lifetime! We set out to design a beautiful audio component that emphasizes the drivers, solidifying the speaker’s rightful place as the ultimate icon of what’s really important: Your Music! A year ago, we introduced the People People Transparant Speaker to the world - The response was tremendous!
High quality audio for today's music lover
The Transparent Speaker is built with premium audio components. A 6.5-inch subwoofer provides a solid low end, while two 3-inch full range drivers provide crisp highs as well as everything in between. Its built-in power amplifier also has embedded digital signal processing (DSP) that ensures a full and balanced sound on par with other speaker systems in its category. A simple, machined aluminum control panel allows easy adjustment to bass, treble and volume via simple knobs with a classic rocker switch and LED for power-on and display.
Simple and smart connections to your music
It uses a standard 3,5 mm auxiliary jack on both the front and the back allow for easy input to the speaker. Want a cleaner installation? A powered USB socket allows a Bluetooth or WiFi dongle so you can make your Transparent Speaker a wireless audio component compatible with nearly any audio setup. Then, there’s the unique way we decided to implement Apple’s AirPlay… Like we mentioned, audio systems have come a long way - We play music from iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, using iTunes, Rdio, Spotify, Pandora, Youtube... you name it. Apple products include support for AirPlay, a wireless way to send audio between devices. Apple’s Airport Express outperforms all other AirPlay speakers we have tried in terms of setup, experience and signal quality. The ultimate solution became, ahem, “clear” to us - Make it easy-to-use an Airport Express! We include a unique “toaster” slot that fits the Airport Express perfectly. The built-in amplifier powers the Airport Express while a dedicated audio input completes a seamless integration with your favorite Apple devices using AirPlay. It’s the perfect solution for the way you listen to music everyday!
Minimalist ≠ minimum design
Want to save some money while reducing your impact on the environment? We’ll allow you the option to build your own Transparent Speaker and send everything you need and help to acquire your own glass panels locally. No matter if we send you a pre-built speaker or the environmentally-friendly kit to build on your own, the result is a robust audio product that will live and grow with you. The People People Transparent Speaker is the perfect solution for the smart music lover that wants it all - Great audio and aesthetic that is meant to last a lifetime.
- 2 x 3'' full range drivers
- 1 x 6.5'' woofer
- Output: 80-100 W (Energy-efficient amplifier boards)
- Sealed cabinet volume: 10,2 l
- Frequency response (TBD): 45 Hz - 22 kHz ±5db on axis
- High quality Digital Signal Processing
- Bass, Treble and Volume adjustment on front panel
- 2 x AUX in (front and back)
- Power Out cable in back
- USB Power Out socket in back
- “Toaster slot” for Apple Airport Express (Airport Express not included)
- Dimensions (W x H x D) : 420 x 330 x 106mm