Leon Speakers started the year, which is also an important year for the company— 2022 is Leon’s 25th anniversary—by outfitting one of Wu-Tang Clan’s founding members—Raekwon—with a custom pair of its flagship Timbre SEVEN speakers.
Showcasing Leon Speaker’s extensive customization abilities, the special project for Raekwon, “The Chef,” merges luxury materials, classic design, and the technical audio quality that has led Leon’s successful 25-year history in the custom installation market.
“Raekwon’s main desire was to have something nobody else had—something one of a kind,” says Noah Kaplan, owner and founder of Leon Speakers.
“He was looking for speakers for his home recording studio. The design had to be super unique and, of course, the speakers had to sound great.”
Leon Speakers Raekwon Custom Speaker a Triumph of Style and Sound
The Michigan-based custom audio company designed the speakers with black grilles, walnut hardwood cabinets, and slicked the baffles with snakeskin for a totally unique accent. Topping the speaker off, Raekwon’s Timbre SEVENs arrived in a custom purple crate inspired by the purple cassette pressings of his 1995 solo debut. The whole package is one Raekwon described as “one of a kind” after opening.
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The style of the speakers shows Leon’s approach to customizing audio design, and according to the company, the star of the project is the orchestration behind the Timbre SEVEN bookshelf series, which is its flagship series of products.
Leon Speakers emphasizes each speaker features handmade aluminum cone woofers and cloth-dome tweeters fixed in a 3/4-inch Baltic Birch baffle. The Wu-Tang Clan member’s Timbre SEVEN’s cabinets are handcrafted from 1-inch solid hardwood and hand-finished to bring out the material’s natural character.
“These high-fidelity speakers are perfect for a studio type space,” adds Kaplan.
The standard SEVEN Series product line offers a choice of soundbar, bookshelf, on-wall, side-mount and floorstanding speakers that feature MDF enclosures, aluminum-cone woofers, and 25mm cloth-dome tweeters.