The Immersive Audiophile Pod.
This is the acoustically optimized pod that creates an immersive audio experience that is not only heard but also felt. The pod has five speakers built into the ceiling with separate tweeters, midrange drivers, and central subwoofer that creates frequencies down to 16Hz—sounds humans cannot hear but can feel through the vibrations transmitted by a structure-borne membrane inside the backrest. Akin to sitting inside a 3 1/4′-diameter speaker, the pod resonates crisp sound at any volume while blocking out background noise to place the listener in the midst of an action movie or an orchestral performance. A specially developed six-channel amplifier with an integrated digital signal processor enables independent regulation of the high- and mid-range speakers and subwoofer, allowing precise customization of sound. The included 16 GB iPad rests in a swiveling anodized aluminum mount and provides content from one’s music library or the Internet, while built-in RCA ports allow connection to an external audio source. Crafted by hand in Cologne, Germany, the pod has an aniline-dyed leather exterior, plush microfiber upholstery, and a stainless steel base that rotates the pod up to 350°.