The Hervet Manufacturier Bellame Speaker Captures a Daft 70s Vibe


There was a time whenever you couldn’t stroll into any house – membership, restaurant, bar, store, celebration – with out the ubiquity of the Daft Punk musical catalog ever current. The musical duo’s imprint wasn’t simply melodic, however a complete retro-futuristic aesthetic… a complete rattling vibe, when you could. Cousins Cédric and Nicolas Hervet have continued to construct upon that vibe, founding spatio-temporal hi-fi boutique model Hervet Manufacturier with the elder of the 2, Cedric, serving to preserve the Daft Punk celebration going because the duo’s Inventive Director.

Hervet Manufacturier’s newest Bellame Speaker system performs tribute to that musical duo and the classic recording studios from the 70s and 80s they inhabit within the type of a handcrafted, restricted version audio system bridging “the hole between high-quality woodworking and high-fidelity sound.”

Bellame satellite speaker shown without cover

The Bellame audio system shares the design DNA of pedestal ground speaker designs that after proliferated residence and studios all through the Seventies and early Eighties, most notably the Eero Saarinen designed Bose 901s. These present day audio system are constructed round a large enclosure with left/proper satellites tasked for mid-high frequencies and a twin bass all enclosed inside a strong Santos rosewood cabinetry, every stationed upon brushed chrome steel stands and reinforcement components with full-grain leather-covered baffles.

Bellame speaker system shown with speaker covers on and off.

The twin bass enclosure options 10-inch paper cone drivers mounted on the entrance to actually carry forth the oomph of bass.

Inside this enclosure, all the required electronics are built-in to energy the twin bass enclosure and the left/proper satellites liable for mid-high frequencies, that includes 8 line inputs and an MM phono enter for turntable integration. There’s additionally a 24-bit/192 kHz DAC with 5 inputs, together with USB-A and USB-B. Word, you’ll need to put money into an non-obligatory dongle for Bluetooth connectivity, which appears one evident omission from an in any other case complete system for plug and play use (however maybe wholly in spirit with the 70s-80s reference).

Rear view of input ports of the Bellame audio system.

Angled front view of the central speaker and receiver component of the Bellame speaker with cover on.

A simplified management panel features a quantity adjustment and a distant management receiver for simple management from the listening space.

The sum of elements inside the Bellame delivers an influence output rated for two×75 W (satellites) and 220 W for the bass emanating heart receiver console unit, a lot to fill a big front room, after which some.

Bellame three speaker system finished in wood cabinetry set in wood paneled room.

If you happen to ever see considered one of these Bellame Audio system within the wild all over the world, contemplate your self lucky. There’ll solely be 100 of those made by Hervet Manufacturier for a princely sum of $20,990, a handcrafted audio expertise warranting the request, “yet one more time.”

Gregory Han is the Managing Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, mountaineering, tide swimming pools, and street journeys, a collection of his adventures and musings will be discovered at

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