Introducing the world’s first acoustic speaker for electronic instruments and guitars.

La Voix du Luthier has designed two new speakers, without speaker cones. The Onde and Pyramid were unveiled at ContinuuCon 2018 – the Haken Continuum Fingerboard conference, at the prestigious IRCAM in Paris, and then presented at SuperBooth 2018. These self-powered speakers, designed in collaboration with Haken Audio, give the sound of a luthier’s expertise in acoustics to any electronic instruments and guitars.

The idea for La Voix du Luthier was born with the goal to create acoustic resonators that can be used with any electronic source that requires amplification, anything from a simple single electronic keyboard to a guitar or a remotely connected blue tooth smart phone.

The Onde

  • Feel the acoustical vibrations while playing your electronic instrument due to direct acoustical coupling, emulating this subtle yet significant playing experience that naturally occurs  in traditional acoustic instruments.
  • Can be specifically adapted to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard and Haken ContinuuMini (via additional structural couplers).
  • 2*30W Class D amplifier driving 2 carefully selected wideband transducers.
  • Battery-powered option, with initial tests showing up to one full day of use between charges.
  • The Onde can supply power for two other USB devices during normal operation.
  • Line level stereo in.
  • Bluetooth Audio (and APTX).
  • Line level and bluetooth can be mixed together.

The Pyramid

  • Extended frequency range via its novel pyramid shaped design.
  • Transient detail is enhanced by employing a 2*30W Class A power amplifier driving 2 carefully selected wideband transducers.
  • Line level stereo in.
  • Bluetooth Audio (and APTX).
  • Line level and bluetooth can be mixed together.

Amplifier

This amp is a true class A design that does not switch to AB class. That is, there is no crossover distortion from a certain power level. The amp is said in direct connection, no capacitor in the path of sound and this from the beginning to the end, of course a DC detection is output and can stop the amp if a problem occurs, it triggers a 0.4V. Each active, or preponderant, component in its manufacture is individually tested, each transistor must be of equal gain and have curves similar operation.

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Story behind

The idea of the Onde and the Pyramid came when Christophe Duquesne and Marc Lucas decided to work together on the Cantate. The Cantate is an acoustic augmented instrument. Christophe is also an expert in physical modeling synthesis. The concept of « resonators » is...

Christophe Duquesne

Visionary and electronic circuit design. Liaison to Haken Audio.

Marc Lucas

Master luthier, designer of numerous guitars and the innovative Cantate.

Luc Bourachot

Amplifier design concepts and execution, specifically implemented for La Voix du Luthier.

Lippold Haken

Inventor of the Continuum Fingerboard from Haken Audio.

Edmund Eagan

Sound designer and developper for Haken Audio.

Eric Mouquet

Co-founder of the band Deep Forest. Grammy Award in 1995, and a World Award for best world music album.

Nanisound

SynthFest France festival, musician, social networker.

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