Award winning designer Kostas Metaxas springs yet another exceptional surprise with the MARQUIS Memento mori … HOT dives in the fascinating world..
He is an unconditional enthusiast of creativity, luxury, perfection and new production technologies….He is inspired by creating beautiful objects. Indeed, Kostas Metaxas aims to create living objects that stand the test of time and are handed down the generations.
MARQUIS Memento mori
The MARQUIS Memento mori has all the features that will appeal to technology freaks, lovers of music…and those who cherish beautiful things!
It takes someone with the calibre of Metaxas to convert a mundane gadget into something really exceptional. This eccentric artist presents us with his unique take on a very utilitarian subject – the headphone amplifier.
What does this new creation do? It combines a historic art oevre – “memento mori” and contemporary sculpture with cutting-edge technology. The result is his latest MARQUIS “Memento mori”- a sublime, minimalist Preamplifier-Headphone amplifier designed for music-loving audiophiles who require few functions but insist on the purest sound.
Memento mori means “remember that you must die” in Latin. Before you wonder about the philosophical implication…hear this…For men living in antiquity all the way up until the beginning of the 20th century, death was seen as a motivator to live a good, meaningful, and virtuous life. It served to remind us of our own mortality, of our mistakes and failures and of the shortness and fragility of human life. In the same spirit, Memento mori “objects of art” compel us to meditate on the meaning of life.
To put it in the words of the artist, “I take every opportunity to infuse art into everyday objects. When I looked at what was being offered on the market, and the resurgence in serious headphones sales, I felt that there was room for something far more inspiring,”.
But, philosophy aside, here are some more features of this piece of art…
- The MARQUIS borrows from over 25 years of concert recording experience with serious headphone monitoring to produce an amplifier with unparalleled transparency and effortless realism.
- Like all Metaxas & Sins amplifiers, the CNC-machined “head block” can be meticulously finished in a choice of 10 aluminium colours, or automotive painted.
- As well as a dedicated headphone amplifier and headphone stand, the MARQUIS also can be used as a minimalist preamplifier with a choice of 3 line-level inputs [RCA connectors] and a set of RCA outputs to connect to a power amplifier to drive a pair of speakers.
It has already gained a lot of critical acclaim from those who are able to appreciate the fine things in life! Undoubtedly, MARQUIS Memento mori gets the zing back into the music!