Fine Art in the Loiminchay Room

In the Loiminchay room, I listened to the standmounted Degas loudspeakers (starting at $15,000/pair). Designer Patrick Chu was a painter before he starting building loudspeakers, and finds inspiration in his favorite artists. He named his smallest loudspeaker after the French Impressionist whose paintings, Chu says, are "romantic and musical." Other Loiminchay speakers include the $35,000 Chagall and top-of-the-line $45,500 Kandinsky.

"Whether you're painting or making music or designing a loudspeaker," said Chu, "it really doesn't matter. They're just different artistic mediums. To me, they're all ways to express one's life."