We designed the Woodwind* casing for the Prestige series of amplifiers
When designing and producing our amplifiers we put great attention to combine both: the excellent sound and original look. Home audio gear is usually situated in the centre of a living room, therefore we believe it must have beautiful and unique look. Brave, inimitable design make the Egg-Shell amplifiers stand out of the crowd.
The Prestige series is made of durable materials: metal, glass or wood. We intentionally minimised use of plastics.
The upper panel, secured with magnets, may be easily lifted to uncover the tubes for better ventilation and more powerful visual effect. Reflective, mirror-like interior chamber produces multiplied images of the glowing tubes which creates absolutely extraordinary effect. This effect is a little more subtle in the Lord version.
The Prestige line is complemented with a remote control with a shape of a ball, made of natural wood.
STANDARD COLOUR VERSIONS
FEATURES OF WOODWIND* DESIGN:
- Compact, light design, with rounded edges
- V-shaped configuration of the tubes
- Opened enclosure allowing to completely expose the tubes
- Ability to place graphics on a top panel
- Black or white (including special order possible version of “Albino” and “Lord” and custom RAL color)
- Front glass panel in a variety of colors: grey, green, blue
- Large volume dial enabling precise volume control
- Materials: glass, metal, mdf
- Weight: 20 kg
- Dimensions [cm] (W/L/H): 40/39/19
* – actual industrial design protected
Colour and paint finish
Shape of ventilation holes
Graphics on top
Photo on glass
THE ORIGIN OF THE CREATION
Usually everything starts with some need. When additionally the need meets with the passion, skills and technical capabilities, then something good is created. Our need was a desire to possess a good amp music playing a clear sound without compromises and without an embarrassment when it is accompanied by the branded devices commercially available, even if they were of the highest quality.
This need was able to meet only the equipment built on tubes
But that’s not all – it should have looked different than that you can currently buy – just better! We decided to do it for us and our friends for the best.
The body was designed by professionals. The design studio of Paweł Hankus successfully fulfil this task, giving us a simple, balanced body with excellent proportions with the idea of putting graphics on the top panel and the wheel of the volume control placed innovatively. The large, horizontally positioned wheel gives an utmost precision in setting the volume. And the front panel should have made of glass. This inspired us to deploy the tubes in the middle of the amp in a different, attractive way. We invented V setup. The inclination of the tubes was also the only way not to affect the body proportion and fit them inside. Graphite glass and mirrored surface inside the amplifier have resulted in a remarkable visual effect. The removable top panel further enhances this effect, and a proven electronics scheme is responsible for the excellent tonal qualities.
ProductFinished opened model
ProductionChassis – mirrored mounting plate
Mock-upCardboard model of the inside
ProjectVisualisation of the design studio
nEEDPleasure of listening to the music