Teenage engineering is proud to announce the release of the OD-11 cloud speaker for the US market, starting from 18th July 2014.
The original Stig Carlsson OD-11 loudspeaker, from 1974, is back forty years after the original launch. As practically all Swedes know, booming in the 70’s, the Carlsson loudspeakers challenged a whole industry, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Swedes replacing their old speakers with the Stig Carlsson signature ’ortho acoustic’ loudspeakers. Never before had their Frank Zappa album sounded so good.
The reason was Stig’s invention, designing his speakers for real homes instead of damped laboratory rooms. By directing his speaker elements upward, towards the ceiling, he was able to widen the listeners ’sweet spot’, which allowed people to move around their rooms and still experience great natural sound.
Re-engineered by teenage engineering
Today, almost exactly 40 years later, teenage engineering has re-engineered the iconic and timeless OD-11 by adding an analog 100 watt amplifier, cutting edge wireless beam forming technology and a computer, within the loudspeaker itself.
Together with the Stig Carlsson Foundation, teenage engineering has recreated the true Carlsson loudspeaker and updated it to work perfectly for todays world, where music is stored in the cloud, accessible from anywhere. This collaboration also led to an updated speaker design, producing a cleaner, more powerful bass, a whole octave lower than the original. Because hip hop music with it’s low bass was not invented in 70s.
Launch at the MoMA Design Stores in New York.
The worldwide launch will be through the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Design Stores in New York. You will be able to hear for yourself, the amazing sound of Stig Carlsson’s speakers, from 18th July.
- Spotify (premium users)
- More services will be added over time.
- OD-11 is fully upgradable to cover any new cloud based services.
- AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
Spotify Connect (premium users)
Spotify Connect lets you control your home stereo with the Spotify app on your mobile or tablet. It’s the ultimate home listening experience for Spotify Premium subscribers. Switch from headphones to speakers with just two taps. Control your home stereo with any device logged into your Spotify account. Get great playlists to suit any mood. Your music is never interrupted by incoming calls, other apps or wifi range problems. Try Spotify Premium free for 30 days, spotify.com/freetrial
OD-11 comes with the free Orthoplay app for IOS 7. Your phone will act as a remote control. You can access orthoplay at www.orthoplay.com
MoMA Design Store, across the museum, 44 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
MoMA Design Store SoHo, 81 Spring Street, New York, NY
Also available available at MoMAStore.org and by phone at 1-800-851-4509
Retail Price OD-11: $899