Posted on February 11, 2009 Under Gadgetry

When an aeronoautical engineer puts his mind to work on a speaker system, the finished product is no less than an audiophile’s wet dream. Danish designer Paul Schenkel, through his Davone project, brings us floor speakers that produce sound so refined it takes a master’s degree in acoustics to understand the ear pleasure you’re experiencing. While the RITHM speakers were the talk of CES 2009 for their performance, that’s not the only punch they pack. RITHMs appear outlandish and futuristic–yet warm–in their wooden exterior. This isn’t just a sound system, it’s architecture.