Weighing in at a hefty 4.3kg the Trumstandâ€™s curvaceous 0.5mm hand-crafted horn is crafted in brass and plated with nikel or gold powder, giving it the look of an antique gramophone. Even the base is made from a machined block of aluminium. Impressive, yes. Cheap, no. This is serious audiophile stuff, dear reader.
â€˜But how does it sound?â€™ we hear you ask as you twang your braces and finger your touchscreen in anachronistic excitement. Well you wonâ€™t find any woofers or tweeters in the Trumstand because just like an antique gramophone the sound is generated purely from resonance created by the trumpety shape of the horn. Yes, there is a power cord but thatâ€™s only there to charge your gizmo when itâ€™s docked. The sonic result? Amazingly vivid aural ambrosia with a hint of old-school gramophone warmth.
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