The newest offering by sound engineering maestro Kostas Metaxas, the SIREN speakers are a testament to organic sculpture and superior sound.
With more than a passing inspiration drawn from the mythological Sirens of Homer’s Odyssey, who drew travelers in with their breathtaking songs, the SIRENS defy the realms of possibility for speaker aesthetic and engineering. The name itself is an appropriate metaphor for the manner in which these state of the art speakers enchant audiences and captivate them with their sound and almost fluid shape.
CNC carved from a block of solid aluminium or titanium, the SIRENS use ideas previously seen in the Neumann TLM 50 and M150 microphones, with ultra-low colouration Accuton ceramic drivers embedded in spheres and mounted onto the organic sculpture. The unique shape and stiff body of the SIRENS actually allows an appreciation of the 3-dimensional spatial rendition of a proper concert performance and the complete neutrality of this technology.
The use of CNC, perfected by Metaxas with the production of his amplifiers, enables the crafting of a much more intricate, yet sturdy design than previously possible. This technique also minimizes front baffle diffraction and maximizes internal volume for an extended and ideal bass response.
The Sirens would be as at home in a monitoring booth of a concert hall, or a recording studio as they would in the Museum of Modern Art, and are a far cry from the original concept of 3-way box speakers, introduced over 100 years ago. These luxurious masterpieces are available in anodized aluminium, automotive metallic paints, Connolly leather and even gold leaf finishes, symbolizing their place as a representation of the very highest in sound quality and design.
As with all things haute, the SIRENS are truly bespoke, with customers able to select the actual customization of the drivers used. The Accuton ceramic drivers are available in multiple levels, including the ultra-expensive ‘diamond’ tweeter and customers can choose which tweeter, mid-range and 8” woofer they would prefer.
The Metaxas SIRENS will definitely be on the wish-list for any true fan of music who simply must experience concert hall sound at its acoustic best.