The audio 1 "Kompaktanlage", issued by german electronics company Braun in 1962, consists in its original configuration of a record player and a multiband radio receiver. It is a milestone of german post-war design, and the guys at zirkeltraining consider it even more important than its predecessor, the 'phonosuper' aka 'schneewittchensarg'.
This Zirkeltraining aimed at creating a feature- packed MP3 concept system according to the strict design principles that old-ulm-schooler Dieter Rams applied when designing the original object based on a vintage chassis, retaining as many of the original parts as seemed adequate, but taking into account todays technological possibilities.
The first prototype, finished in February 2002 after 14 days of heavy zirkeling, is already a fully functioning system, a complete implementation of the base concept. Many more features are included in the advanced concept, which can be realized on-demand.
Limited Edition. 5 pieces.