Good guitars tend to be made of good-quality wood, and JMC Lutherie, a Switzerland-based company, prides itself on handcrafting the instruments out of the finest trees. Straying from its specialty, JMC has released a loudspeaker.
The Soundboard speaker is said to be made of 350-year-old spruce wood from the Swiss Risoud forest and requires 80W to drive each of its two channels. Unlike regular loudspeakers, JMC's new wall-mountable Soundboard uses the resonance of wood to create sound--a technology that seems similar to the Soundbug device we saw many years ago.
When in use, the Soundboard looks like a wall decoration and is available in four shades: natural (the color shown in the picture), dark brown, black or white. Limited-edition versions that look like paintings are also available.
If you're interested in having an artsy high-end speaker installation in your Art Deco-style apartment, a list of distributors is available here. High prices are to be expected with such niche products, and one Soundboard will set you back about $6,500.