Rasmus Holten's All Wood "My Precious Music" System

Rasmus Holten's All Wood "My Precious Music" System

Gregory Han
Nov 9, 2010

Rasmus Holten's "My Precious Music" might have a name like a pop-emo band, but unlike the genre of music, we'd want one of these playing in our room. Hand constructed from Danish elm from Aarhus, ebony, maple, elm root veneer and ebony veneer, the results are both rustic, yet modern.

The headphones are made with Grado Alessandro ms1, the amplifier inside is a Bang & Olufsen ICEpower a/s, and Scanspeak bass and treble drivers. This is certainly not your Best Buys system, taking over 250 hours of construction time, all for an exhibition at the The Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen:

The braces on the headphones are moulded and "the cups" have been made with a Japanese circle cutter. The inside bass reflex tube has been turned from the cross-cut end of the timber. The drawers have handmade dovetails and a solid bottom. The drawer fronts are solid elm veneered with ebony and elm. The speakers are solid wood for the sound quality. The speaker fronts have been varnished many times with thin coats. The rest has been oiled with German organic oil.

More information about Rasmus Holten's handmade wood audio system and other pieces, including Holten's wood adorned PC case below, from the exhibit at The Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen.

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