Juno Audio has crafted the first-ever loudspeaker to play music derived from the soniferous perfection of violins. The $25,000 Viotone M One floorstanding speaker claims to be able to transform everyday audio into pure, natural sound. Viotone is the only speaker in the world that utilizes the natural shape and wooden resonance of a violin to recreate music the way it was meant to be heard. Viotone’s patent pending InstruSound technology features special electro-acoustic engineering inside the body of the violin to breathe new life into the music that we love.
“The Viotone M One is much more than a luxurious speaker; it is a piece of art,” says Juno Audio CEO, Johnson Jeng. “It takes an entire month to handcraft the violin, and each Viotone is built to order based on customer specifications.”
The Viotone M One is able to recreate music in such high quality because it radiates audio directly off the soundboard surfaces of the violin. The violin used for the speaker is made from 300-year-old wood and is produced through the expertise and experience of multiple craftsmen and a master artisan. The craftsmen work to meticulously fit and trim tuning pegs, carve the bridge, adjust string spacing, surface the fingerboard, and perform an array of other tasks that optimize Viotone’s frequency range.
“Even to a trained musician, it will be very difficult to distinguish string music coming from the Viotone versus an actual violin being played,” says violin master-craftsman, Zuliang Wu. “The sound is simply that real.”
Viotone’s unique design features an 8” high performance Kevlar cone with a neodymium motor assembly that is topped by a titanium dome tweeter for balanced, powerful sound. Ceramic solid state transducer is integrated within the violin’s perfectly crafted body and the whole enclosure is powered by 3 separate amplifiers, each with dedicated DSP “tuning” totaling 1500 watts.
Price and Availability
Every Viotone is built to order and starts at $25,000.