Concrete is the first thing that comes to mind when building walls, walkways, and roads. It’s definitely not among the things that pop in our heads when rounding up materials for speaker cabinets. Master & Dynamic ignores conventional wisdom and uses that for the construction of their very first speaker, the MA770.
Instead of using ordinary concrete, Master & Dynamic actually developed their own proprietary composite for the product, which, according to them, will provide increased damping and lower resonance than the traditional building material. Even better, it’s damping properties are also five times better than wood and 10 times better than plastic, ensuring it will make for a truly capable housing.
The Master & Dynamic MA770 has a housing designed by Sir David Adjaye, whose preference for angles and geometric shapes have given the speaker a truly unique aesthetic. It produces sound using dual four-inch long throw woofers and a 1.5-inch titanium tweeter, which, the outfit claims, has been tuned to deliver “a rich, detailed, and expansive” aural experience, with a 100-watt Class D amplifier providing the extra boost.
Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are onboard, so you can stream your music by whichever method, although it also auxiliary analog and optical inputs for more traditional music sources. Other features include an aluminum grille, built-in Chromecast, and a substantial weight of 35 pounds.
Slated to ship in May, the Master & Dynamic MA770 is priced at $1,800.