James Brown’s got the feelin’.
But you can’t hear it when you play him through those tinny little computer speakers.
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.