World's First 3D Printed Ultra High-End CD Player
Whether you like to listen to your favorite music on an old-school record player, an iPod, or a CD player, typically you would do so on a device that you purchase online or at a retail store. For one group of developers, friends, and inventors atBotz&Us, they simply didn’t want to follow convention. Instead, they wanted to think outside of the box and create their own unique music player.
Led by a man who calls himself “Andrei the maker,” they decided to create what we believe is the first ever 3D printed CD player — and we aren’t just talking about your normal run-of-the-mill CD player either. We are talking about an ultra high-end machine.
“I have been building speakers for about 12 years now, so I was always very passionate about audio, music and building/modifying audio equipment – a strong hearted audiophile,” Andrei tells 3DPrint.com. “One of my friends makes these amazing audio kits — amplifiers, volume controllers, cd-players etc., and they are very very high end kits – we are talking equipment that costs £300-£500 in kit form and will match anything over £1500-£2000 – just to set the scene.”
Since Andrei got his MakerGear M2 3D printer a little while ago, he’d been dreaming of printing out a pair of working speakers as well as cases for his equipment.
“The point is that with 3D printing you can do some fancy stuff for vibration damping, combine different materials and create composite structures with pockets, etc., to get very interesting damping and response,” Andrei tells us.