Our planet is a beautiful place that offers us joy through our senses. It is no accident that this beauty is vividly celebrated by us in a form that so engages our emotions that it can make us smile, laugh, cry, dance and even meditate....this form is music.
We believe that we need to preserve our planet's natural beauty for future generations.
Tropical forests have been a great source of wood and veneer that is so often used in furniture and loudspeaker enclosure manufacture.
Unfortunately, the trees that are harvested can take tens, if not hundreds, of years to grow. In harvesting these trees, often, large swathes of critical natural wildlife habitat is destroyed, severely impacting biodiversity.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) maintains the Red List of species that are threatened by extinction. Alarmingly the number of recorded species of animals, birds, fish and plants that are vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered has risen from 11,046 in 2000 to 19,817 in 2012.
What should we use instead of exotic woods?
Nature is a great provider of solutions to problems often created by man. For example, the trees and plants around us help cleanse the atmosphere.
We believe that the answer is bamboo, a grass that grows so rapidly that it can reach maturity in 5 years, be harvested and will regenerate in another 5 years, without the need for re-planting.
We have chosen bamboo, from sustainable, panda friendly, sources, for the construction of our loudspeaker enclosures.
There are about 1300 different bamboo species of which 300 develop a "woody" pole, meaning that the material obtains actual wood characteristics (hardness, elasticity, shrink/swell, etc). Approximately 100 species are commercialized. The bigger (woody) bamboo species belong to the fastest growing plants/trees on earth. These bamboos will grow in 2 - 4 months to its full length. The species used by us (called 'moso' or its botanical name: Phyllostachys Pubescens) can grow to 20m in that period!
After that, the plant needs 4 years to develop a full wood structure. Every year new shoots will grow from the mother plant. Generally 25% of the poles in a bamboo forest or plantation can be harvested per year without decreasing the size of the plantation or the number of poles per hectare. By harvesting the older poles, more energy (light, water) is available for the remaining forest – thus increasing the quality of the forest
We are sure you will agree that our enclosures encompass the beauty of Nature.
... just the music !
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