THE ULTIMATE vehicle doesn’t make its presence felt. It should do it effectively and efficiently.
When it comes to sound, you don’t want to hear the speakers, nor feel their presence. You want to be immersed in the sound.
Kostas Metaxas has been working with sound for over 25 years, in concert halls, faithfully capturing the beauty of acoustic recordings.
He now wants to recreate that for headphones with the Marquis Memento Mori. This minimalist Preamplifier-Headphone amplifier designed for music-loving audiophiles has few functions. But the intention is to deliver the purest sound.
Memento mori means “remember that you must die” in Latin. Hence, the need to do everything to the best possible level, since mortality is a certainty. This is reflected in the skull, handcrafted in this instance to be both utilitarian and remarkable, in 10 colours.
” I take every opportunity to infuse art into everyday objects,” says Kostas.
“When I looked at what was being offered on the market, and the resurgence in serious headphones sales, I felt that there was room for something far more inspiring.
“Life is too short to listen to expensive headphones through a musically uninvolving headphone amplifier,” he reasons.
But, to add some versatility, the Marquis can be plugged into a power amplifier to drive a pair of speakers.
If you’d like a good-looking talking head, the Marquis Memento Mori is available from April 5, 2017, priced at US$6,500 from www.metaxas.com.