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Askja Audio: French startup achieves deluxe sound thanks to 3D printing

Written by Paul

October 23, 2018

Askja Audio, a French developer of audio systems, has revealed how its path to offering high quality sound was heavily reliant on additive manufacturing technologies, and specifically Stratasys ’ Fortus 900mc Production 3D printer. The company says 3D printing played a critical role in realizing its flagship product, the Askja Origin. Askja Audio was founded in 2014 by Didier Kwak, an audiophile with a prolific career in the audio-visual and film industries. Notably, Kwak worked on the production of Luc Besson’s 1997 film The Fifth Element, and has worked closely with such high profile brands as Chanel. In recent years, however, much of Kwak’s energy has been focused on developing a state-of-the art sound system. “For me, the level of audio quality has drastically decreased since the 1970s with the use of cheaper materials by audio system manufacturers and the rise of digital music streaming services largely to blame,” […]


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