The Estelon XA Loudspeaker: A Sonic Work of Art
Alfred Vassilkov, who is well known throughout Europe for both his speaker and crossover designs, is the mastermind behind Alfred & Partners and its newest brand, Estelon. The Estonian company’s recently released flagship speaker, the XA, pushes the boundaries of style and engineering, bearing an amorphous shape that is a result of blending the latest manufacturing technologies with a healthy dose of handmade craftsmanship. The cabinet itself is cast from a proprietary marble-based composite material that is then hand finished and polished with multiple coats of an automotive finish similar to that used in Formula 1 monocoque construction. Estelon offers these beauties with either high-gloss or black matte finishes.