We shine a spotlight on the Brit-designed speakers that deserve to take centre stage
‘ MA770’ BY MASTER & DYNAMIC
If you like raw, industrial design, you’ll love this monolithic speaker that resembles a Brutalist sculpture. Made from hand-finished concrete, it’s the work of visionary British architect Sir David Adjaye. Part speaker, part work of art, it boasts top sound quality and a removable grille that exposes handcrafted components. £1,600 (master dynamic. co.uk).
‘ T7 GOLD EDITION’ BY BOWERS & WILKINS
This sleek, portable Bluetooth speaker features a stylish honeycomb structure – it not only looks great, but cancels out vibrations that could negatively affect the sound quality. Despite being no bigger than a hardback book, the speaker delivers 18 hours of playback per charge – making it perfect for alfresco parties. £300 ( bowers-wilkins.co.uk).
‘ SERIES 5’ BY LINN
Engineered in Scotland, this speaker is guaranteed to deliver high fidelity aural pleasure – and thanks to a collaboration with Glasgow-based textile designers Timorous Beasties, it also packs a (slightly surreal) visual punch. Choose from ten hand-printed ‘Fabrik’ covers or opt for a plain colour. They can be switched as and when you update your interior. From £9,600 (linn.co.uk).