The Freewheeler XX is the new version of Francesco Pellisari and Ron Arad’s famous round speaker, redesigned and updated after 20 years.
The new version, available from early 2019, is a significant improvement on the original model.
The lacquered wood case is now the result of artisanal lathe, that allows for faster manufacturing, reduced costs of production, better curvature, a stronger structure and easier access to internal components for maintenance and any future upgrade.
Sound quality has also been improved with the use of a new analog amplifier and crossover.
Bluetooth 4 wireless connection is now available instead of the previous, proprietary wireless system, allowing the speaker to connect directly to a wider range of devices and, at the same time, reduce the wire clutter in your sound system.
A new internal battery is now capable of 20% extra play time and extended durability over the years.
The final result is possibly even closer to the original design by Ron Arad, with a diameter that can range from 40 to 60cm and the option to completely customise the colour of the finish.
Each Freewheeler is a high-quality wireless speaker, custom-made, numbered and signed by Francesco Pellisari.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the project, a special edition of the Freewheeler speaker has been manufactured in the limited number of 10 items.
The 20th anniversary edition Freewheeler features a diameter of 80cm, larger and more powerful speakers with a 500W total power and a special black lacquered finish.