Sure, playing the occasional loud metal in your playlist with shredding guitars and brutal drum beats through the Sinatra Edition Bluetooth Gramophone 2.0 is going to feel a little odd. I mean, it doesn’t quite fit. Still, if you’re in the hunt for a classy-looking loudspeaker to enjoy your favorite tunes at home, it’s hard not to be drawn to this fusion of vintage design and modern audio tech.
Made by Gramovox, it’s the same 3:4-scale replica of the R3 Magnavox horn speaker from the 1920s as their other Gramophones, just with a new chrome-plated horn to commemorate the Chairman of the Board’s centennial. Yep, good ol’ Swoonatra would have been 100 years now, making it the perfect time to spend the night listening to old Rat Pack albums, drinking lots of whiskey, and acting like a classy man about town. Or something like that.
The Sinatra Edition Bluetooth Gramophone 2.0 consists of a hand-welded steel horn with a mirrored chrome finish mounted atop a wooden base, creating an unusual but pleasant sight anywhere you place it. Housed inside the wooden base are all the electronics, including two full-range drivers (2.5-inch ferrite for the lower frequency and 1.5-inch neodymium for the high frequency), a Bluetooth 4.0 chip (30 feet range), and integrated 3,300 mAh battery that’s rated at 12 hours of playback. In case you’d rather not use Bluetooth to save power, it comes with a 3.5mm port in the back, where it sits there along with the power button and the charging port. It measures 19.94 x 8.75 x 4 inches.
Available now, the Sinatra Edition Bluetooth Gramophone 2.0 is priced at $499.99.