How to Piss off the Neighbors in Style
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How to Piss off the Neighbors in Style

Dig vinyl? Dig loud music? Dig this.

  • 02 July 2015

James Brown’s got the feelin’.

But you can’t hear it when you play him through those tinny little computer speakers.

Feel me?

Let’s sharpen things up a bit, care of Salvaged Audio, a Central Coast concern that hand-makes speakers out of stunning reclaimed lumber.

Reclaimed means no Salvaged noisemaker is the same. Every piece brings a story worth telling — along with orotund, neighbor-waking sounds — to your tabletop.

Like Ralph’s Redwood, a set of mini towers made from the remains of a fence that once kept an American Bulldog (the titular Ralph) at bay.

That same fence also made these T-Line Towers, which work quite nicely with a record player (as long as you have a preamp).

The pick of the litter: the redwood-and-ebony Elder, Salvage’s largest speaker.

All are made by Jared Kirby, a former sound engineer who went from building custom guitars to building sturdy sound boxes.

Every pair comes with an earphone jack.

Because maybe you like your neighbors.


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