the ceramic Phonofone


Why-fi?
Patent pending

Through passive amplification alone, These unique pieces instantly transform any personal music player + earbuds into a sculptural audio console.

Without the use of external power or batteries, the Phonofone inventively exploits the virtues of horn acoustics to boost the audio output of standard earphones to up to 55 decibles* (or roughly the maximum volume of laptop speakers)

Upon connecting active earphones to the Phonofone their trebly buzzing is instantly and profoundly transformed into a warm, rich and resonant sound.

Materials

The Phonofone is constructed entirely from ceramic. Not only environmentally low impact, ceramics are inherently rigid and resonant, lending themselves well to this application.

Material: Ceramic
Dimensions: 11″ x 9.5″ x 20″

Current Editions

To date, all phonofones are considered design prototypes and crafted by the designers at their ceramic fabrication facility in Toronto, Canada. These production prototypes are recognizable by their signed bases and serial edition number.

Ph II
serial edition limit at 200 units
$875 CAD ea.

Future Editions

New models and materials such as porcelain along with different glaze colours and decal patterns will be launched shortly to mark future editions…check back soon.

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via Science & Sons

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