Recently made available, this cylindrical ceramic sub from Joey Roth is one of several devices to drop this fall that utilize the material. Formerly, ceramics and electronics didn’t belong in a common breath, but the former has now become a trend in the latter, and – as evidenced by all-ceramic engines – subwoofers and speakers are mere entries in a litany of unlikely uses.
This new sub joins an existing set of Joey Roth speakers to compose a fully analog ceramic sound system. The woofer definitely falls into the so-old-its-new category, as not only is its porcelain shell antique-y, so too is its analog-only sound. Not so antique-y, however, is its 50-watt Class-D Amp, 40Hz-200Hz frequency range, and 6.5-inch driver, all of which belie its exterior.
We’ve yet to review the sub, but we did get some hands-on time with the speakers and came away with a decidedly positive impression. What we really wanted from the ceramic speakers was more bass; so, if the sub measures up, we anticipate the combo will make for a pretty high-quality sound system.
A word of caution, however: it’s going to be a bit pricey. Joeyroth.com is offering the sub, speakers included, for $1100, and the sub alone for $700.