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The best designer speakers of the last 10 years

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Art, cultured insanity or just a big loud sound box? These designer speakers tick all those boxes….

01
Bossa Moonraker Speakers

Bossa Moonraker Sound System

These James Bond-inspired blowers aren't misogynistic alcoholic murderers - rather, they combine mid-century styling with wireless tech. Handmade in California using reclaimed teak from old yachts. £1,800 (pair) Buy

02
The best designer speakers

OMA Ironic

Cast from a special kind of iron, the OMA Ironic is one of the most complex speakers in the world, with a 'bubbly' baffle is based on the same quadratic diffusers used in recording studios. The moulds are 3D-printed, and are destroyed during the casting process, which is why these speakers cost more than a Porsche. £75,000 Buy  

03
Sander Mulder Woofers

Sander Mulder Woofer speakers

What could be more welcoming than two headless dogs? Grotesque but cool - assuming you want that 'Brooklyn hipster' vibe in your apartment. £600 (pair) Buy

04
Marcel Wanders, Star Wars, Death Star

KEF LS50 Nocture by Marcel Wanders

KEF's classic bookshelf speakers have been given a Star Wars-inspired makeover by a Dutch design guru. Powered by four digital amps, they're the bomb when it comes to Hi-Res music streaming. £2,299 (pair) Buy

05
Nautilus Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus

Want extreme audiophilia? B&W's high-frequency, made-to-order horns take their inspiration from fossils. The zany spiral shape kills distortion with ruthless efficiency. £29,000 (each) Buy

06
Marshall Woburn

Marshall Woburn Multi-Room Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Marshall's iconic guitar amps provided the inspiration of its wildly-successful speaker line-up. This Bluetooth model is wireless and, yes, the volume knob can be cranked up to 11. £429 Buy

07
Ferguson Hill

Ferguson Hill FHOO7 Mini Speaker System

Fergusson's Hill iconic 'acrylic horn' speakers cost £18,000 a pair. This scaled-down system retains the panache and high-fidelity performance - but won't give your bank manager an aneurysm. £695 Buy

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