If you have always wanted the really pricey Porsche Design 911 Soundbar that looks like a 911 GT3 exhaust and costs $3,500, there is a new alternative that you might want to consider for your home - that is the 911 Speaker that is also by Porsche Design. Though this speaker is not a replication of any part of the 911, it costs almost $3,000 less at only $599.
By looking at the design of the speakers, the closest thing it looks like would be the dual exhausts of the GT3. The compact speakers have dimensions of 11.42 inches long, 6.1 inches wide, and 4.7 inches in height (290 x 155 x 120 millimeters). As for the quality, the speakers are made of aluminum housing that is finished in high-gloss black. It features a 60-watt system with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity that you can pair up with devices as far as 33 feet away (10 meters). Inside, it has a lithium-ion battery pack that can play your music for as long as 24 hours, and the best part is the fact that it supports voice commands.
But that is not all it features, if you get two of these, you will be able to pair both devices for a stereo sound, unlocking a new feature. One will act as the left component, while the other will act as the right one. It is either that, or both speakers will broadcast the same music from two different parts of your home, enabling it to fill a larger space.
Porsche Design plans to sell the 911 Speaker in the United States by mid-October, perfect timing for Halloween and house parties as the year ends. Though as early as now, interested customers can already pre-order it from the Porsche Design website.
If you are the kind of person who are into these things, you are not just limited to the 911 Speaker. As mentioned earlier, there is the 911 Soundbar that has an output of 200 watts, featuring a 2.1 virtual surround. But it is not just Porsche Design that makes these automotive-inspired speakers. Automobili Lamborghini uses the exhaust pipes of one of their supercars for the iXosst Esavox 6.1, but this costs way more at 19,900 euros (around $23,400) - that is almost as expensive as a compact vehicle. Moreover, there’s also the Naim for Bentley speakers like the Mu-so and the Mu-so Qb for your home - with 450 watts and 300 watts respectively. The former costs £1,195 ($1,533), while the latter is slightly cheaper at £750 ($963).