Grain Audio is debunking the belief that great home audio requires an oversized eyesore in your living room with the release of their Passive Bookshelf System (PBS) – a pair of beautiful, hand-crafted, speakers complete with walnut finishes and 5.25" midbass woofers. Already dubbed "the speaker you'll want to feature front-and-center on your mantle" (Inside Hook), the PBS will satisfy any music-lover or design aficionado with both its superior sound and craftsmanship.
Grain's PBS ($799) – which plays music as the artist recorded it, without artificial boosting of high-, mid-, or low-range frequencies –earned early supporters at music venues, magazines and tastemakers with installments at Bowery Presents, The Capitol Theatre, Relix and Pitchfork. Additionally, 'This Old House' awarded the speaker system with a "Best New Home Product" and Complex simply called it "dope."
The PBS is the third product from Grain Audio and joins the company's Bluetooth-enabled Packable Wireless Speaker (PWS), and In Ear Headphones (IEHP). The PWS was named a Wired Magazine speaker of the year and earned critical praise from the Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal and Design Milk, among others. Grain Audio's IEHP have been called an "incredible fit, so comfortable, that it will be difficult for you to remove them," boasting "simple, elegant sound and form" (Yanko Design).
Headquartered in New York, Grain Audio is the brainchild of five friends with backgrounds in acoustics, design, architecture and marketing. United by their love of music and their desire to hear it the way the artist intended, the Grain team channeled their collective experience in consumer electronics and design to fuel their passion to create premiere audio devices. Grain Audio employs eco-friendly practices and materials (including FSC-certified wood) that minimize the company's carbon footprint to create sustainable products that give back via social and environmental initiatives.