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Walnut Pivot Amp by Koostik

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Passive acoustic amplification for your iPhone $70.00

It's been a while since we checked in with Koostik, whose excellent iPhone speaker dock was featured in the SHFT Shop a couple years back. Koostik's Pivot Amp is the latest iexample of the company's power-free approach to iPhone audio. Place your iPhone 4, 4S, or 5 in either portrait or landscape mode on the Pivot, and a large hole on the left of the unit makes use of the iPhone's own speakers to......read more

Tabletop HiFi Stereo by Symbol Audio

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Reclaimed wood stereo delivers audiophile-quality sound $1,800.00

For most of us, the price of this Tabletop Hifi from Symbol Audio is likely a bit, er, prohibitive. But for the audiophile with plenty of expendable income, it might be hard to resist. This particular version is finished in reclaimed peroba rosa wood from Brazil, an exclusive to SHFT favorite Environment Furniture, who describes it thus: "The design incorporates two 4" high efficiency full range......read more

Ceramic Speakers by Joey Roth

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Form, meet function $495.00

The digital age has been both a boon and a curse to music fans. Sure, you can instantly listen to anything you want, anywhere you are, but what you'll likely hear is low-quality mp3s through crappy ear buds or--even worse--computer speakers. If, like us, you're longing for something better, then Joey Roth's Ceramic Speakers belong on your wish list. Roth's Zen-like approach to craftsmanship is......read more

Rugged Rukus by Eton

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Soak up sun and songs with this solar-powered, smartphone-charging speaker $100.00

Eton has upgraded its popular solar-powered Rukus wireless speaker with tough, splash-proof housing that lets you take it camping--or really, anywhere you want--without having to coddle it. And as long as the sun is shining, the Rugged Rukus with stay charged. The wireless speaker is Bluetooth-enabled, so it will happily pair up with any device that supports streaming, then deliver tunes through......read more

Move by NudeAudio

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Available in three sizes, these portable wireless speakers deliver crisp sound at a fair price $30.00

NudeAudio's Move speakers combine minimal aesthetics, rugged portability and top-notch sound quality. Co-founded by longtime IDEO designer Peter Riering-Czekalla, the brand fills a pricing gap in the premium speaker market. "If you look at the speakers that are successful, like Jambox or the Beats Pill, they are all $170-190 for a small little speaker," he told Cool Hunting. "We don't believe......read more

The Essence of Sound

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Subwoofer sound waves visualized in Susi Sie's trippy experimental vid

Burkhardtsmaier, a German audio brand that makes high-end stereo equipment, commissioned Cologne-based artist Susi Sie to make a video that visualizes subwoofer sounds. Rejecting digital effects in favor of analog technology, Sie made use of lycopodium powder to create "The Essence of Sound," showing sound waves as visible forms. Shown in greyscale tones, the lycopodium powder......read more

Talisman Active Speakers by Serene Audio

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Audiophile-quality sound in bamboo and leather $495.00

Audiophiles we are not, but one need not be an audio nerd to know that computer and iPhone speakers deliver less-than-ideal sound. Canadian company Serene Audio really steps it up with its Talisman Active range of speakers, featuring full-range drivers and a built-in 40W amplifier that ensure top-notch performance in smaller spaces. The speakers are finished using solid bamboo with leather trim,......read more

Weston Speaker by Salvage Audio

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Hi-fi sound in reclaimed wood $390.00

The sound pros at Salvage Audio create rustic music systems from salvaged and reclaimed wood at their central California workshop. Each one-of-a-kind stereo features high-quality speakers and a standard 3.5mm audio jack, and you can opt for an external bluetooth module to stream sound wirelessly from your phone or laptop. Of the several designs available, our favorite is the Weston Speaker in......read more

Symbol Audio High Fi Tabletop Stereo

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From Our Friends At Environment Furniture $1,995.00

Every so often, we find an aspirational item for the SHFT shop. It might be a steep price, but its quality and provenance demands it. And hey, what's wrong with a little something to aspire to? As its name suggests the Tabletop HIFI delivers extremely rich hi-fidelity sound in a small footprint. The TT1 is able to delivery this level of audio quality using traditional speaker design not software......read more

Grain Audio Wireless Speaker

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Wooden speaker designed by Chris Weir $249.00

The Packable Wireless System (PWS) from Grain Audio is a wireless speaker that you won’t want to put away when it’s not in use. Made with solid FSC certified walnut with neutral graphite speaker grills and buttons, the PWS has a modern, mature look that looks great anywhere. The Wood is not only cosmetic—it also helps deliver warmer and more natural sound than plastic speakers....read more

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