Stockholm-based studio Teenage Engineering has presented at the 2013 CES in La Vegas the OD-11, the world’s first Cloud Speaker. The OD-11 integrates an amplifier that delivers 100W. Combining this with integrated WiFi and a sound processor, you have everything you need to enjoy good cloud music.
To make the user experience even greater, teenage engineering designed an amazingly simple volume remote with wireless communication built around the latest Bluetooth 4 Low Energy chip that allows the remote to run for years on a single button cell battery. The addition of a magnet on the back of the remote allows to stick it to anything, from your fridge to the front of your OD-11.
The original Carlsson OD-11 was introduced in 1974. Created by Stig Carlsson, the Swedish engineer that challenged the audio industry in the 60s and 70s by designing and refining his loudspeaker for real living rooms, as opposed to the common practice of developing speakers in perfectly damped rooms. Oddly, that contradiction is the same today. At introduction the OD-11 was the most affordable HiFi speaker of its time. The Carlssons loudspeakers sold over 100.000 pairs just in Sweden and was instantly established as icons of it’s time.
Teenage Engineering has worked closely with the Stig Carlsson Foundation to build on the tradition of Stig Carlssons work and his life long mission for great natural sound. The result of this is OD-11.
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