Steel Speaker by Transparent Sound

Transparent sound, the company that brought the seriously cool Transparent Speaker has teamed up with blacksmith Jonas Majors to create the Steel Speaker, part of their Upcrafted editions. An exclusive run of 10 units made to order with each speaker unit weighing at around 20kg.

Handcrafted by Jonas in his workshop on the island of Mörkö south of Stockholm, he finds and repurposes material from various places before forging it, cutting it to size, then welding, polished and blackened. Said to manifest the power of the company’s big speaker acoustic platform by its mere presence

If you aren’t familiar with Transparent Sound, the Steel Speaker is fitted with two 3-inch full range drivers and a single 6.5 inch woofer with an output between 80 – 100 W and can be connected via Bluetooth. On the front of the unit you can control the volume, bass and treble as well as plugging in a 3.5mm line in.

Round the back of the unit there is a second 3.5mm jack and a toaster slot which allows you to slot in a smart home device – Transparent recommend Amazon Echo – keeping the aesthetic whilst offering voice control. This allows users to keep the speaker system for years to come and upgrade the smart tech as needed.

The Steel Speaker is available now for £2,250.

Tech specs

Dimensions (mm): 431 × 333 × 118
Weight: ~20 kg
L/R Drivers: 2 × 3’’ (Full Range)
Woofer: 1 × 6.5’’
Amplifier: Class D built in (Active)
Output power: 80 – 100 W
Sealed Cabinet Volume: 10,2 l
Frequency Response: 35 Hz – 20 kHz ±5dB
High Quality Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Front Controls: Volume, Bass and Treble
Line in: 2 x 3,5mm (front and back)
Usb Power Out Socket In Back
Cables: 2 X Audio Cables (long and short), 2 XPower Cables (mains and USB)
Wireless: Bluetooth“Toaster Slot” with power supply in back


missing the sun?

After a couple of days of torrential downpour and gale force winds, one starts to miss the heat and the sunshine that blesses the Maltese Islands. For those who only get to the see the sun and feel the heat when they take those much-needed breaks this is definitely something for you guys.

This mix I have been listening to recently by a local DJ going by the name of MATO reminds me of sitting on a deck chair chilling in the sun with an ice cold beer enjoying the sun and sea. If you are at work, turn this on and feel the stress melt away. If you are at home and want to chill after a hard days work, maybe spark up a cigar (head over to cutthecap for some ideas) this will definitely  hit the unwind button.

MATO aka Mathieu Fabre is a Maltese born DJ with a French twist. He started off his Maltese career with two other DJs creating parties going by the name of  ‘P e r p e n d i c u l a r’ which have been a success since 2008. He seems to be currently bouncing from Malta and London so if you want to book him for any of your parties you can send him an email on :