The BRAUN LE 1, in the Bauhaus style
In the late 50s, students at the Ulm university created modern designs for radio sets in cooperation with the electric equipment manufacturer BRAUN. the design exercise could be practical, rational, bright, light or many other concepts. One of the most important professors at the university, product designer and architect Dieter Rams, proved his extraordinary abilities by creating the BRAUN LE 1 loudspeaker.
Only an ambitious minority of progessive art lovers recognized such unique design objects. this might be the reason that only approximately 500 pairs of the LE 1 were built. Outrageous prices have since been paid for the few well preserved LE 1s. No other than Dieter Rams himself has granted permission to QUAD Musikwiedergabe GmbH to produce the LE 1 again. Of course, an absolute necessity for this was the availability of new original QUAD transducer elements.