Garlen Khachatourian is taking Ancient Kauri, a 50,000 year old harmonical wood excavated from the North Island of New Zealand and turning it into elegant little bluetooth speakers at his new company, Petite Square, in Burbank, CA. The speaker, which sports a rich high-fidelity sound with crystal clear details and warm bass response, features 15 hours of battery life, class 1 100ft range Bluetooth, apt-X and proprietary passive radiator. And if mono is too retro for you, you can hook two of them together and get full stereo.
Ancient Kauri is the oldest timber in the world that can be hand-crafted into wooden pieces of art. Native to New Zealand, Ancient Kauri has been preserved underground in a perfectly balanced bog environment. Coming from the Kauri forests that grew 45 to 50 millenniums ago, some of these Kauri trees grew for 600 to 2,000 years before falling from natural causes. Buried under a peat swamp by an unexplained act of nature, the trees have survived the centuries underground, sealed in a chemically balanced environment that has preserved the timber in perfect condition. Today, the Ancient Kauri logs are being extracted from the north island of New Zealand.
At 50,000 years old, this relatively rare, expensive, and captivating wood, predates the migration of Neanderthals, the arrival of Homo Sapiens, and all the cave paintings in Europe. In another words, when you hold a Petite Square, you are holding a piece of organic history.
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