Hi-fi coffin for audiophiles provides a soundtrack to the afterlife
Publishing & Media
Sweden's Catacombo Sound System is a funeral casket that eternally plays the deceased's choice of tracks while they're six feet under.
Music lovers are fanatic enough that they would probably take their favorite albums to the grave with them. Taking this idea literally, Sweden’s Catacombo Sound System is a funeral casket that eternally plays the deceased’s choice of tracks while they’re six feet under.
Created by Pause Ljud & Bild, the system consists of three different parts. Firstly, users create an account through the online CataPlay platform, which connects to Spotify and enables customers to curate a playlist for their own coffin or get friends and family to choose the tracks when they’re gone. The CataTomb is a 4G-enabled gravestone that receives the music from CataPlay and display the current track — along with details and tributes to the deceased — through a 7-inch LCD Display. Finally, the CataCoffin is where the parted will themselves enjoy two-way front speakers, 4-inch midbass drivers and an 8-inch sub-bass element that deliver dimensional high-fidelity audio tailored to the acoustics of the casket. The video below explains more about the concept:
Much like And Vinyly — the service that presses loved ones’ ashes into vinyl records — Catacomb Soundsystem caters for the fanatical nature of the audiophile who requires perfect sound even if they can’t hear it. Although priced at EUR 23,500, there’s certain to be an audience of music geeks that would willingly part with the cash.
Spotted by Murtaza Patel, written by Springwise
27th January 2014