We have come across many cool and smooth looking speakers, with the last one being the Bowers & Wilkins CM10 series. When it comes to the Empire "Steam" Steampunk speakers by Air Hammer Industries, saying “ Wow! They are so cool and smooth looking…” does them little justice. A more appropriate reaction would be, “I want them this instant. To whom do I make the check out to?”
This pair of Empire Steam speakers was handmade by Airhammer Industries. Each octagonal cabinet is constructed from Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) with a copper veneer, copper edge strips, brass washers and bronze square head screws. The speakers are covered with 1.5″ thick granite tops and feature copper tubing details. Each speaker also has down firing woofers.
A pair of these beauties cost US$12,600 and Air Hammer Industries are more than happy to take customization requests for a top with a different material and up to 16 different types of copper veneer.