We all love the simplicity and utility of wireless Bluetooth speakers, but unfortunately we’ve lost the emotional appeal of mid-20th century designs. Ashdown Engineering’s new Meters Cubed Audio System aims to remedy that, with a gorgeous, vintage design that features a classic VU meter to visualize its audio prowess. An amplifier and two 2.5” 10-watt stereo speakers are packed into three independent 90mm cubes, producing excellent sound in a retro package. Available for $260 from the Meters Shop.

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