Handmade in the UK

Nautic Audio

Hand crafted from carbon fibre by master builders in the UK, the loudspeaker’s unique boat shape is visually elegant and optimal for acoustic neutrality.

The Nautic Audio loudspeaker offers sophisticated listening and superior design.

modes and sound mixes to suit every occasion... controlled by an iOS or Android app

From the village of Beer in South-West England, Nautic Audio builds acoustically exceptional carbon fibre loudspeakers, with a unique design and the highest finishing quality.

The loudspeaker provides features that will be used everyday: different modes for a night-time movie vs a party with friends. It gets the sound level right so that you aren’t reaching for the volume control.

These modes are controlled via wifi using an app. Updates will be available for unique sound mixes by music and movie sound artists and can be downloaded to the loudspeaker.

A custom acoustic equalization mode is also available.

consistently excellent sound and spatial imaging

We use the highest quality components: a ribbon loudspeaker with ultrasonic frequency extension and twin woofer units that give high powered bass with ultra low distortion.

The unique tweeter waveguide gives constant directivity, reducing colouration from ceiling reflections to enhance the image clarity, increasing clarity of speech in film.

digital or analog input sources

The loudspeaker has digital and analog inputs to connect with a TV, a ChromeCast unit, or an Airport for Airplay.

designed to provide a domestic anchor, the Nautic Loudspeaker fits organically into a room to create the right vibe

high quality sound and outstanding design and finishing

We believe that there is a need to regularly experience high quality audio in homes with an appropriate aesthetic: we have built a technologically advanced loudspeaker with exclusive design and materials.

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:

  • Frequency response: 45 Hz-25 kHz.
  • 2×125 W class D amplifier.
  • 24 bit, 96 kHz digital processor.
  • Connectivity to local network for mode control using the Nautic Audio app (for iOS or Android).
  • Audio modes for music, movie, night-time and custom calibration.
  • Stereo audio inputs: XLR, RCA or AES digital.

 

About Us

John brings over twenty years of cutting-edge acoustical expertise. He has worked at the world’s leading audio research institutes: Bang & Olufsen, Philips, Google-X and Dolby. He is an expert in sound perception and audio signal processing, has over 30 published papers, over 60 published patents on audio engineering, and has given lectures at NASA and the University of Cambridge. His Doctorate led to an upmixing algorithm that is now part of Dolby Atmos in all modern cinemas.

Justin has taken the more practical route in gaining his expertise, having completed apprenticeships in both mechanical engineering and boatbuilding. He then went on to build some of the world’s most advanced ocean rowing boats from wood and carbon fibre. His boats have rowed the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and he skippered a crew in 2005/6 that set a new record rowing the Atlantic in 39 days. He’s previously taught boat-building at a leading Academy and currently leads a team working from the design to moulding, constructing and electrical fit-out of these high performance crafts.

The idea of merging their two skill sets was born over 10 years ago with John’s belief that the optimal speaker cabinet should be created using techniques and materials that Justin was already familiar with. After extensive design and research, the prototype was created in 2016 and the subsequent studio testing has proved the theory and technology to be a great partnership.

The unique boat shape gives optimal acoustic properties: it contains no parallel surfaces, so the box does not resonate. The pronounced curve of the prow is designed as a sound reflector to enhance the image clarity in music and speech intelligibility when watching movies. It keeps sound low and reduces colouration from ceiling reflections.

The construction of the cabinet in carbon fibre and high density foam ensures optimal stiffness and a shape that is unattainable with timber.

Every speaker is personalised with your choice of colour; painted or hydro-dipped and finished with a hard-wearing satin or full gloss lacquer. Accompanied with unmatched sound quality and an assurance of luxury and technological achievement, this will be the last loudspeaker you’ll ever need to own.