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You’ll rave about these high-end speakers at the Kraftwerk Electronic Music exhibition

Visitors to the new electronic music exhibition at London’s iconic Design Museum will find themselves distracted by Node Audio’s premium Hylixa loudspeakers.  

The exhibition, Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers, curated by Jean-Yves Leloup, charts the 50-year history of electronic music, from illicit underground raves and experimental studio production, to the iconic Manchester club scene. It’s a must visit attraction if you enjoy the electronic music scene.

But these speakers are a must-listen, too. The laser-manufactured speakers feature an eye-catching ovoid cabinet, with a three-way drive design. Retailing for around £30,000 a pair (depending on final finish), they’re not your typical Hi-Fi enclosures.

The electronic music scene changed audio technology

“Electronic is more than music,” says Node Audio director Ashley May. “The innovation, culture, graphics and design of the movement is inseparable from the music itself. It resonates with our innovative approach to speaker design, complete synergy in acoustics and aesthetics for a real multi-sensory experience. Leloup’s exhibition highlights that poetic relationship between man, woman and machine. To capture that innate human beauty is the aim of our out-of-the-box speaker design”. 

The exhibition throws a spotlight on how audio quality evolved with the advent of electronic music. From the driving electronica of Kraftwerk, to the ambient creations of Brian Eno, via the dance beats of the Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk.

“The holographic imaging of our speakers helps deliver a large soundstage, separating each element in an ambient electronic mix…”

The Hylixa speakers are a three-way design

“The holographic imaging of our speakers helps deliver a large soundstage, separating each element in an ambient electronic mix” explains May. “Extended, articulate bass provides the foundation fundamental to the beat of electronic music, with a mid-range able to resolve densely-layered synth tracks”.   

Visitors will experience 3D Kraftwerk films, a pulsating 20,000 LED light installation set to a soundtrack by DJ Laurent Garnier, and a new audio-visual experience from The Chemical Brothers show directors Smith and Lyall. 

For more on Node Audio, visit the specialist UK speaker brand here.

The exhibition opens at the London Design Museum July 31 and runs until February 14 2021.  To book tickets visit the London Design Museum website.

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice, Ideal Home, The Luxe Review, Channel News and the i newspaper. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI, and contributor to industry trade magazine ERT. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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