Wood and plastic are the preferred materials for making speaker cases but you actually can make them from just about any material because the main driving factor is the magnet and diaphragm that generates the sound.
On the pricey side of speaker design, glass has been the material of choice, with the stunning looking Harman Kardon GLA-55 going for a $999 and the Waterfall Audio Niagara Diamond Glass set all yours for a gulping $53 999.
Waterfall Audio Niagara glass speakers: $53 999
But then there is the all different, all awesome glass speakers made by Greensound Technology. All different because, as the audio experts at Hometheater explain, “a transducer in the base of the speaker causes the glass sheet to vibrate in response to an audio signal, sending sound waves into the room in a 360-degree radiation pattern. The shape and holes in the glass panel are carefully designed so that low frequencies are emitted mostly from the bottom of the panel, mid frequencies from the middle, and high frequencies from the top.”
A set of Greensound Technology glass speakers starts at around $4 000, with the Bravura system – pictured in perfect setting below – blasting off at $35 000.
Next when you think “What do you give a man that has everything?” consider a nice set of glass speakers. Or if charity is more your kind of thing, send a set this way.