, a company best known for their fine pens, has now expanded into the world of speakers with Loiminchay Audio. The speakers are made from shaped solid layers of Birch MultiPly bored out and finished inside and out with sixteen coats of lacquer. The Loiminchay speakers are designed in New York by Loiminchay's owner Patrick Chu, and crafted in China. They will show three models named after artists at the upcoming CES 2008. The Degas is a stand-mounted monitor, shown at right, that promises excellent bass down to 35Hz in moderate- to large-sized listening rooms of about 50 to 500 square feet. It has a 6.5-inch ceramic midrange driver and a sparkling 1" diamond tweeter. The Degas with Diamond Tweeter is $30,000 in clear, and $32,500 in piano lacquer finish.
The Chagall has a bass cabinet built up of MultiPly Laminate, with an 8-inch woofer in a 1-inch thick concrete board wrapped with leather for a non-resonant driver platform. They weight around 150 lbs and the Chagall equipped with the Diamond Tweeter is $48,500 in clear, and $53,500 in piano lacquer finish.
The most lavish and compellingly designed speakers are the Kandinsky, which handle frequencies above 750Hz up to 27kHz with a curved 19-inch wooden horn driven by a custom 2-inch beryllium high-compression driver. The Kandinsky starts at $45,000 a pair and the Chagall custom-finished in solid cherry runs $75,000.