The new Wilson Benesch Cardinal Loudspeakers may have just achieved this. The 6″ tall speakers combine their technical expertise with nontraditional materials to create sublime natural sound yet maintain a beautiful finish – speakers that don’t need to be used to foster respect for their quality.
Indeed, the Cardinal Loudspeakers and even, Wilson Benesch, the British manufacturer, have a focus on quality of production. The monocoque casing, for example, is crafted from carbon fibre using the same resin-transfer moulding technique used by British carmaker Lotus and manufacturers contracted by the British Ministry of Defence.
The speakers are priced at $115,000 USD and come in multiple finishes, including white glass, and Burr Walnut; proving that a product can become art suitable for any living room – with a hefty price-tag.