It’s not beyond reason to mistake the Davone Ray-S as a matching side table for the famed Eames Lounger. I mean, the similarities are uncanny. Rather than an article of furniture, though, it’s a high-end speaker, designed to have your music pumping out of a seriously stylish box.
The newest version of the company’s highly-acclaimed Davone Ray from a few years back, it embraces the same modern design that should make it a hit among stylish audiophiles. It brings the same curved wood speaker housing, perched atop a 1-inch thick solid steel stand, which elevates it to what the company calls a “perfect listening height.”
Rather than the original’s two-way speakers, though, the Davone Ray-S houses a three-way system, giving listeners a fuller, more complete sound. An 8-inch studio woofer with symmetrical dual spiders, a 4-inch midrange, and a 1-inch tweeter sit inside the 16-layer beechwood cabinet that’s handcrafted in Davone’s home base of Denmark, delivering a sound that the company claims will deliver “detail and depth that will make your toes curl.” Yes, I like it when my toes curl.
Features include genuine cowhide leather on the rear end, a large aerodynamically-tuned bass port, and a glossy walnut finish. It measures 28.9 x 23.2 x 17.6 inches (h x w x d) and weighs 55 pounds. And, yes, it’s going to look best parked right in front of your Eames Lounger and Ottoman.
High-end design and high-end audio, naturally, don’t come cheap. Pricing is set at $8,600.