NATIVE UNION PR/01 – Home Hi-Fi Speaker Allowing Wireless Charging

NATIVE UNION, a premium tech accessory maker, in collaboration with French acoustics specialist La Boite concept, created PR/01 – a state-of-the-art home speaker that allows wireless charging of your device. With multiple options for audio-in, PR/01 is compatible with the existing and future technology.

The technology behind PR/01 is a reinvention of a patent from the 1970’s. Initially developed by the Cagniard family, the original patent – Active Pression Reflex – has been adapted to support new digital technologies. PR/01 is an active speaker which follows the acoustic properties of traditional high fidelity. The exceptional quality of the lowest frequencies is ensured by the implementation of two loudspeakers (including one internal woofer), which are controlled numerically in an airtight chamber. This pressure chamber system is calibrated by multiple digital amplifiers. The custom-built amplifiers offer exceptional power and definition in the extreme bass, all contained within a very compact structure.

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PR/01 features a wooden frame with brass toned solid aluminum controls and a hard wearing textile grille. The modular design includes a concealed drawer that hides traditional audio inputs as well as additional USB ports for simultaneous device charging. A dedicated recess designed for NATIVE UNION DROP WIRELESS CHARGER also makes it possible to wirelessly charge any Qi-enabled mobile device on top of the speaker.

Igor Duc, co-founder and CEO of NATIVE UNION: ‘We wanted to make a speaker that would stand the test of time. Combining La Boite concept’s expertise in audio technology with NATIVE UNION’s passion for innovative user-friendly design, we have created a multifunctional speaker with a superior sound that also charges your everyday tech.’

The PR/01 speaker is available to purchase online at MoMA Design Store for delivery in the United States and at The Conran Shop for delivery worldwide.

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