A concrete and wood speaker that offers a clear sound in a pure design.
Concrete is not just a favorite of brutalist architects and contemporary designers who create products as different as pen trays and light switches. It’s also a fantastic material for audiophile-grade speakers. That’s because concrete has dampening properties and reduces resonance while enhancing the clarity of the sound. Bremen-based German audio brand Vitru Akustik uses high-strength concrete to create premium quality speakers that not only provide an excellent music listening experience, but also look amazing in modern interiors. Designed by Benjamin Heck, their Meracu speaker is a perfect example of understated design that complements high-end technology.
The name refers to the Latin word “meracus”, which means “pure” or “clear”; this describes both the appearance and the performance of the speaker. The elegant Meracu has a monolithic appearance and features an enclosure made of high performance concrete. Two stands of either solid walnut or solid oak wood frame the concrete volume. And the result? A minimalist concrete speaker that looks refined but also draws one’s attention at a glance.
Like all audio products from Vitru Akustik, Meracu features the finest components to offer a rich, detailed, and deep sound. Tech specs include a transmission range of 44-30,000 Hz, a sound pressure level of 85 dB (2.83W / 1m), and a nominal and music load capacity of 80 watts and 140 watts, respectively. Finally, the Meracu speakers stand tall at 45’’ and weight around 99 lbs, depending on the type of wood used for the stands. Photographs© Vitru Akustik.