Porsche Design Turns the Worlds Best Exhaust Note Into a $12,000 Speaker
Few cars sound better than the Porsche 911 GT3. The brand describes the car as “catapulting listening pleasure from 0 to pure goosebumps in seconds” and it’s hard to disagree with them there (just listen).
We’ve had first-hand experience driving the latest generation 992 GT3 on both the track and the road and have to agree that this is one of the best-sounding cars we’ve ever driven, although we’re not sure we love it enough to hang its exhaust up on the wall of our man cave. Limited to just 500 units globally, the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro from Porsche Design does just that.
The speaker/ art exhibition sticks a whopping great lump of stainless steel on your wall to remind you of that magnificent exhaust note every time you’re listening to music. You have to pay to play the game too, the cost of $12,000 USD should be enough to gain entry. Here’s what you get for the money.
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We’ve tested some of the most expensive soundbars on the market, including Sennheisers stunning Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar. All these pale in comparison to the price of this work-of-art meets Dolby Atmos speaker. How does it do for sound? Well, Porsche Design has incorporated all the trick software, including 2.1.2 virtual surround sound with Dolby Atmos DTS HD.
The muffler isn’t just for show either, it acts as a physical subwoofer extension through its body and explores more than 300 watts offered by the system. Connection is via. the 4K-compatible HDMI ports or Bluetooth 5.0 for top-quality streaming quality. Casting is achieved with Apple Airplay 2 and Google Chromecast, as well as, Spotify connect.
Owners can choose to either hand the speaker from the wall, or display the speaker on an included stand. Porsche’s 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro is available now and is priced from $12,000 USD at Porsche Design Stores, in selected Porsche Centers, and online at shop.porsche.com.
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