the restricted conformity of state branded technology from the age of
Stalinism forced a new age of creators and innovators to break through
the conventional ice with new and different weapons. But Russian genius
does not only live but also prospers in the form of a man named
Strannik. This modder has created a set of excellent speakers out of
two old and very rusty fire extinguishers!
Giving these fire extinguishers a new lease on life, so to speak, may
seem like a very simple idea, but their creator spent much time and
energy in constructing these tower speakers, which was no easy task. It
required precision cutting, drilling and welding to create a seamless
look. Although there are some diehards that resist the idea of modding,
it is a growing trend that comes in the wake of recycling and “green
awareness," its two eco-friendly parents.
those that are into modding, all sorts of objects, be they trinkets or
high-tech equipment, are fair game. Loudspeakers have been transformed
before as well, but never before with the artistic daring, love and
creativity demonstrated by Strannik. All cleaned up from rust and with
holes cut in their sides based on a carefully engineered design, these
large metal cans have come to look better than they ever did.
Strannik’s fire extinguishers/loud speakers have “served the country
well.” Unlike other manufacturers who might have settled for plastic
cabinets looking like fire extinguishers with a cheap audio response,
Strannik opted for the real thing. These speakers have been loaded with
phono-absorbant material, which keeps the inevitable ringing to a
minimum. Ringing is a fact of life with metal containers as they reach
the right frequency, and Strannik hoped to minimize this with his
creation of the round section of the cabinet, which helps to break up
standing waves of sound.
Each speaker has received two sound units with coaxial-loaded drivers
and spring-connector plugs while another sheet of metal has been
transformed into a very exquisite housing for the themed amplifier, all
these now looking like a very cool fire extinguisher-themed stereo
Strannik, you are an inspiration to the creative muse that lives deep inside all inventors.
Kudos to you for your ingenious creation.