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Master & Dynamic’s MA770 is a speaker molded out of concrete with Chromecast support

Master & Dynamic’s MA770 is a speaker molded out of concrete with Chromecast support

Master & Dynamic has been making high-end headphones for a while; some of them are okay, others are great. But this is the first time they’ve entered speaker territory. The concrete behemoth in question is the MA770, with a price to match: $1,800.

Pre-orders start today, with shipping in mid-May. Besides the material, it’s the first time I’m seeing this many connection options: a 3.5mm audio jack, optical, Bluetooth with aptX and WiFi with Chromecast support.

I had a chance to visit the M&D headquarters in Midtown Manhattan to spoke with CEO Jonathan Levine. “We always planned to make a speaker,” he said. The physical design that made use of concrete was a wonder project, but was actualized by none other than Sir David Adjaye, whose most recent work was the National Museum of African-American History in Culture, located in Washington D.C.