There are companies out there that focus on doing things right rather than mass producing to get the maximum payout. Davone Audio is one such company, and their high end speakers are proof.
Davone is based in Denmark, and that Danish influence is apparent in their design and manufacturing. Davone takes that little bit of extra time with each product they make to ensure that it is exactly right, something they are only capable of doing because they don’t mass produce their speakers. Of course, that also means that they don’t have a very big catalog. In fact, Davone ony offers seven different loudspeaker designs—four speakers meant to stand on the floor and three that are intended for bookshelves or as monitor speakers. With as much care as is put into these speakers, you might suspect that they come at a premium. Depending on the model, you can expect to pay between $2,000 to $20,000 for a pair.
While the speakers that Davone makes may have different purposes, they do have a few things in common. For starters, the speakers all have a very unique and curvaceous style that is accomplished by using bent, veneered plywood. Parallels are often drawn between Davone’s style and that of Charles and Ray Eames (the Eames chair being one of their more famous works). The other is the high quality sound they produce—the kind of sound that audiophiles are constantly searching for.
“We are continuously working on improving the sound quality, the design, and the combination of these two,” states the man behind Davone, Paul Schenkel, who is an aeronautical engineer with a masters degree in physics. “The famous words of Massimo Vignelli really resonated with me: ‘the life of a designer is a life of fight—a fight against ugliness.’ Sure, a tad dramatic, but still, Davone is my breath of fresh air in the monochromatic square reality of today.”