Leon Speakers have developed a gorgeous custom speaker design in celebration of the company’s twenty-fifth anniversary this year. Taking its flagship Timbre SEVEN speakers as the base, the audio pioneer flexed their extensive customization abilities with a special project designed specifically for one of the Wu Tang Clan’s founding members, Raekwon, ‘The Chef.’ The endeavors fuse luxury materials, timeless design and technical audio quality into a truly personalized piece.
“Raekwon’s main desire was to have something nobody else had—something one of a kind,” said Noah Kaplan, owner and founder of Leon Speakers. “He was looking for speakers for his home recording studio. The design had to be super unique and, of course, the speakers had to sound great.”
The speakers themselves come affixed with black grilles, walnut hardwood cabinets and snakeskin-slicked baffles, adding a wholly unique accent to the piece. To top it off, Raekwon’s Timbre SEVENs arrived in a custom purple crate inspired by the purple cassette pressings of his 1995 solo debut. The whole package is one Raekwon described as “one of a kind” after opening.
Though the style of the speakers showcases Leon’s striking approach to customization for their products, the product itself is nothing to scoff at. Baseline, the Timbre SEVEN bookshelf series come with aluminum cone woofers and cloth-dome tweeters fixed in a three-quarter-inch Baltic birch baffle. Contemporary, classic, and high output, “these high-fidelity speakers are perfect for a studio type space,” Kaplan said.
Certainly, the speakers provide a nice, character-filled ribbon to wrap up the company’s 25 years of innovation and customization within the residential and commercial audio space. You can even check out videos of the project kickoff, as well as Raekwon himself unboxing the new Leon Timbres here: Raekwon Project Kickoff & Raekwon Unboxing.
Additionally, more information on Leon’s custom audio solutions and other custom projects can be found on the manufacturer’s website.