Dieter Rams is an industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. His unobtrusive approach and belief in “less but better” design generated a timeless quality.
Power output: 12 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 20Hz to 30kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.7% Damping factor: 30 Input sensitivity: 10mV (mic), 3mV (MM), 200mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 50dB (mic), 50dB (MM), 60dB (line) Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 15Ω Valve complement: 6 x ECC 83, 4 x EL 84 Dimensions: 400 x 100 x 320mm Weight: 11kgContinue
Rams’ designs also stretched beyond the world of consumer electronics. In 1957 he designed the revered 606 universal shelving system for Vitsœ, which has been in continuous production ever since. Easy to assemble, its modular system allowed for endless variations and could be adapted to fit anywhere. In 1962, Rams even developed a new hi-fi series, the Audio 1, to fit snugly into the 606 system; a seamless continuation of his coherent ‘family’ of Braun products.Continue