I wanted to give you guys a heads up on our new Urban Fidelity Art Speakers. Our mission is to bring great design and artwork to the affordable loudspeaker industry that’s populated by generic black boxes and small plastic cubes. We think music deserves more. Included is our press release and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — JULY 10, 2012. Urban Fidelity is pleased to announce the release of the new Urban Fidelity Art Speakers, available for preorder on Kickstarter. The patent pending Urban Fidelity Art Speakers combine fresh artwork, fantastic sound and eco-friendly construction in a reasonably priced package ($269 Kickstarter, $399 MSRP). All made locally in Los Angeles, California.
Audio + Art, together at last. At Urban Fidelity™, we believe loudspeakers should be as unique as the music they play. That’s why we’ve turned to innovative indie artists for artwork to adorn our speakers. Urban Fidelity™ features artists like Liam Brazier, Craig Watkins (wotto), Herman Lee, Daniel Teixeria, Hyein Lee, Tobe Fonseca, Wojtek Polak (Akuma101), Maxime Archambault and more.
We consider these artists part of our family, so a very generous portion of each speaker sale will go directly to the featured artist.
Toxin-Free Construction. Traditional budget speakers are some of the most ecologically toxic products in electronics, made with cheap pressboard or chipboard using formaldehyde and vinyl. Urban Fidelity™ speakers are one of the most — if not the most — ecologically sound speakers available. We use only formaldehyde-free wood, and our paints and inks are water-based and free from harmful chemicals.
Ultra Quality Printing. Our super high resolution eight color printing is the same used for gallery-grade prints and photographs. The ink is actually embedded into the paint, rather than onto a sticker, ensuring the final image is beautiful and stays beautiful for years to come.
Air Flow Driver. Urban Fidelity™ speakers are truly unique in the world of audio – and not just in aesthetics. Our Air Flow Driver is designed to work in the open air without the constraints of a pressboard box. By sending sound both forward and backward, the speaker mimics live music, creating an incredibly lifelike presentation and huge soundstage.
The Air Flow driver features a double cone design to produce the high frequencies, thus eliminating the need for a separate tweeter and the sound-degrading crossover. Using one high-quality driver — rather than multiple cheaper separate drivers — produces a sound that is far more accurate, nuanced and complete. You’ll hear details in your music you’ve never heard before.