Prior to its decision to exit that market entirely, LG was well-known for its unusual but inventive smartphone designs. However, some of the company’s other goods continue to embrace their quirky nature. LG is preparing to introduce a new retro-futuristic speaker system at CES 2024, which is quickly approaching.
Audiophiles will love LG Labs’ DukeBox high-end speaker system because it uses historic vacuum tube technology to provide an unmatched warm, natural sound.
Although transistors supplanted vacuum tubes as the standard for amplification in the 1960s, vacuum tubes have remained popular due to their rich sound quality.
The DukeBox features visible vacuum tubes beneath its transparent OLED display panel, aiming to provide that cherished tube sound in an incredibly contemporary design factor.
Although the name might make you think of a “jukebox,” DukeBox is more than just that—it’s a jukebox in name only. It can play excellent music, films, and other media.
In addition, it boasts integrated 360-degree and front-facing speakers for an immersive audio experience. The display is translucent and allows you to see into the vacuum tubes behind it, which are used to generate warm fireplace sceneries that sync with the music. You can even change the transparency.
The DukeBox is a perfect example of LG Labs’ fun culture, which was developed as a division to create innovative products and cutting-edge technologies. LG plans to make a major splash at CES 2024 with twice the floor space as previous year.
A peculiar two-legged robot with AI powers, new laptops enhanced by LG’s AI know-how, and the sleek 4K projector CineBeam Qube—whose visuals can reach an incredible 120 inches—will also be on show.
When LG releases additional information and availability about its retro-inspired tube speaker at CES next month, both design enthusiasts and audiophiles will be watching this product closely. These preliminary announcements give an idea of what LG is planning.