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April 7, 2014

 

 

Ryan Dock

 

Music lover and former brass player Ryan Boase isn’t one to blow his own horn. But he should.

Inspired by the quality of the speaker on his high-tech iPhone and the vintage sound of “old school” phonographs, Boase started ReAcoustic in Greenville, SC.

The company creates hand-crafted speaker docks, using salvaged wood and unplayable instruments. Popular as gifts, the retro-looking, acoustic docks are as functional as they are sculptural.

While one customer requested a dock made from a sousaphone, Boase generally uses old trumpets, trombones and French horns for docks. Antique gramophones and phonographs too.

He mounts the instrument parts on a wood base, which features a slot for your iPhone or iPad. An acoustic channel runs from the iPhone’s speaker to the base of the horn to amplify the sound out into your living room or office. No batteries or cords required.
Last month, ReAcoustic launched a line of Bluetooth speakers, making them compatible with other smartphones, tablets and iPods.

The acoustic speakers range from $200 to $1000, but most are about $450 at reacoustic.com

 

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