I have heard of custom speakers before, but nothing quite like this has ever graced my audiophile path. Upon entering AXPONA this year, convention goers are greeted with a complete custom build pair of speakers from Larry of the appropriately-named ManCave Metals. This very Terminator 2-inspired piece of art was unlike anything I had seem before at a high end audio show. Built completely from the ground up, the shoulder-high piece of art completely caught my attention on the way in. It’s new-metal-meets-Tim-Burton flair was an interesting twist in an age when even steampunk style has quietly edged it way into high end audio [RMAF 2012].
As if they just recently returned from a gunfight, the weaponized cabinet even features real bullet slugs embedded in the back. But this exhibit is not a mere exercise in form over function. Larry’s creation comes fully equipped with Legacy proprietary drivers. Legacy also had a helping hand in the installation of said drivers, so even though they weren’t available for a listen, I’m sure they can function as more than just a conversation starter.