Sir David Adjaye is the muse behind the Master & Dynamic MA770 Wireless Speaker. Speaking of the project, Adjaye admitted that the aim of the project wasn’t to create a box for the speaker, but rather to create “directional form.” Adjaye explained, “I became fascinated with the idea of using triangles to break down the mass of the box, and to see if we could dissolve the sense of volume through sculptural detail. We created a new geometry for this speaker. A new geometry of sound.”
It’s no surprise that Adjaye created a new way of imagining geometry and sound. A native of Tanzania, Adjaye is influenced by his African heritage, but also by contemporary art, music, and science. He’s the architect behind the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
The speaker Adjaye came up with is constructed of seamless, sealed concrete composite and measures 16x20x10. A detachable magnetic steel grill can be removed if you prefer the look of the exposed components. The 4 inch woven Kevlar long throw woofers and 1.5 inch titanium tweeter are powered by 100 Watts of Class D amplification. The speakers can be used as a stereo pair, as a single unit, or in a multi-room set up using Chromecast. Because of both the concrete composite and the geometry, the speakers have increased dampening, reduced resonance, and a purer sound.