Premium tech accessories brand Native Union has teamed up with French acoustics specialist La Boite concept to launch PR / 01, a state-of-the-art speaker for the home.

Combining the highest quality materials with advanced connectivity and unmatched acoustics, PR / 01 delivers high power, high fidelity sound in a compact and minimal form. With multiple options for audio-in, PR / 01 is compatible with the existing and future technology.

 Native Union x La Boite Concept PR/01 Speakerion,

“We wanted to make a speaker that would stand the test of time. Combining La Boite concept’s expertise in audio technology with NATIVE UNION’s passion for innovative user-friendly design, we have created a multifunctional speaker with a superior sound that also charges your everyday tech,” says Igor Duc, co-founder and CEO at Native Union.

 Native Union x La Boite Concept PR/01 Speaker

Led by the R&D teams at La Boite concept, the technology behind PR / 01 is a reinvention of a patent from the 1970’s. Initially developed by the Cagniard family, the original patent, Active Pression Reflex, has been adapted to support new digital technologies. PR/01 is an active speaker, which follows the acoustic properties of traditional high fidelity. The exceptional quality of the lowest frequencies is ensured by the implementation of 2 loudspeakers (including one internal woofer), which are controlled numerically, in an airtight chamber. This pressure chamber system is calibrated by multiple digital amplifiers. These custom-built amplifiers offer exceptional power and definition in the extreme bass, all contained within a very compact structure.

 Native Union x La Boite Concept PR/01 Speaker

“We are very proud to unveil PR / 01, which is the fruition of a long collaboration with Native Union,” explains Timothée Cagniard, CEO and co-founder at La Boite concept. “Beyond the simple co-branding, it is a true merger of know-how and values. For a long time, we have shared the same DNA and a conviction that technological performance must serve the user on a daily basis and become part of a lifestyle. The PR / 01 development was the perfect opportunity to bring together our savoir- faire.”

 Native Union x La Boite Concept PR/01 Speaker

PR / 01 features a wooden frame with brass toned solid aluminum controls and a hardwearing textile grille. The modular design includes a concealed drawer that hides traditional audio inputs as well as additional USB ports for simultaneous device charging. A dedicated recess designed for Native Union Drop Wireless Charger also makes it possible to wirelessly charge any Qi enabled mobile device on top of the speaker.

PR / 01 is available to purchase for $799USD online at MoMA Design Store for delivery in the United States and at The Conran Shop for delivery worldwide.

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