Fimark laser etches high-end HiFi loudspeakers

A triumph of form marrying function, MUON by KEF is perhaps the most extraordinary loudspeaker ever conceived. The MUON is a remarkable feat of sound engineering and cutting-edge design.

Ross Lovegrove is a world acclaimed artist best known for utilising the latest technology to create futuristic, organic forms. He has applied his style to everything from bicycles and bathroom sets to aircraft seats and concept cars. 

The MUON speakers retail at £180,000 a pair and they are limited to an edition of 100 pairs. They are individually crafted, serialised and signed by Lovegrove himself. Fimark was approached by the British audio brand KEF to laser etch the signature, serial numbers and other key, functional information onto the back of these state-of-the-art speakers.  

These 2-meter-high speakers are fabricated from super-formed aluminium to create a shape devoid of sharp edges and are extremely stiff. The shape of the speaker is perfect for its purpose, but its compound curves, large size and mirrored polished surface make it very difficult to laser etch. Fortunately, Fimark houses a laser system large enough to accommodate objects as big as the MUON. By using the correct lens, laser parameters and optics, Fimark was able to achieve the field of focus large enough to accommodate the curvature of the surface.

Contact: Charles Dean