Bowers & Wilkins has announced the Signature Diamond, a new speaker in the UK with hi-fi sound. The limited edition audio piece exudes elegance, which it should at its £11,000 price tag.
The speaker is enclosed in a 1-meter high Matrix braced cylindrical and elliptical form enclosure, finished in either white or a Japanese-inspired Wakame veneer, according to the press release.The "crowning treat is the tweeter. I’ve made it really quite a large and important part of the design and it’s using real, live, good old-fashioned marble which is a fantastic material in acoustic terms. The acoustic quality is absolutely consistent between one and the next, but the marble is quite distinctive. If you have a pair of these in your home, you have two pieces of marble that are unlike two pieces of marble anywhere else in the universe," said Kenneth Grange, the designer in charge of the new speaker.