Teenage Engineering is best known for its music products like the iconic OP-1 synthesizer, so it’s no surprise that the Frekvens collection sees Ikea continue its expansion into the world of home audio. There are two speakers in the range, a $ 149 (model and a more portable $ option with a belt clip, along with a $ subwoofer combo and a $ 19 light-up speaker base.
“The Items got narrowed down towards sound,” Teenage Engineering founder Jesper Kouthoofd says. “What we said was’ why do you have to hide speakers. They are furniture in their own right. ’Sounds should not be hidden. So when you start to build a modular system and add fronts and accessories on, it’s a more fun way to think about sound. ”