Onkyo to Launch Speaker System Featuring Cabinet Made of Material for Guitar Soundboard

by Dhiram Shah

Onkyo Corp. and Takamine Gakki Co., Ltd. have jointly developed a speaker system featuring a cabinet manufactured using the same material and process used to make a guitar soundboards. The system is slated for launch in December 2005. According to Onkyo’s survey, the system is unprecedented as of August 2005 and the company is filing a patent application. The cabinet is manufactured by Takamine Gakki using the exact same process as that used to make a guitar. This includes sorting and management of expensive mahogany boards, working, assembling and coating. The joint-development team formed from the two companies spent two and a half years to research on every possible element regarding the cabinet construction, speaker unit and network circuit. Via Techon

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