Premium tech accessories brand Native Union have collaborated with French brand and acoustics specialist La Boite concept to develop 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 existing and future technology.
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. Two speakers inside a multi-amplified pneumatic system allow PR / 01 to produce unmatched sound fidelity with even the lowest frequencies, delivering a powerful and natural sound.
Timothée Cagniard, CEO and co-founder at La Boite concept explains, “We are very proud to unveil PR / 01, which is the fruition of a long collaboration with Native Union. 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.”
The modular design includes a concealed drawer that hides traditional audio inputs as well as additional USB ports for simultaneous device charging. PR / 01 features Bluetooth® aptX connection and two AUX inputs allowing for multiple methods of connection. In addition, two USB-A ports and one USB-C port enable the charging of a selection of devices while enjoying the powerful sound of PR / 01. 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 features a wooden frame with brass toned solid aluminum controls and a hardwearing textile grille. It is available to purchase from nativeunion.com and La Boite concept website after May 15, 2018.
PR / 01 features:
- Modular design featuring a concealed drawer hiding audio inputs and USB charging ports
- Wooden frame with solid aluminum controls and hardwearing textile grille
- Active Pression Reflex technology
- Bluetooth® aptX connection and DAC Optical audio digital input
- Aux 1: RCA analog input and Aux 2: 3.5mm stereo plug
- 2 USB-A and 1 USB-C ports for device charging
- Dimensions: L 410m x H 237mm x D 256mm