mapuguaquén stereo speaker is the world’s first active sound system made of clay

by Mapuguaquén from germany

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MAPU STEREO – Active 4” full-range stereo speakers




MAPUGUAQUÉN (meaning “the sound of the earth” in the language of the South American Mapuche people) is the world’s first active sound system made of clay. They fuse the state-of-the-art in electronics and amplification with ancestral craft techniques. Their acoustics were developed by renowned engineers from Germany and Denmark, while their housings are produced in limited, numbered series, using traditional craft techniques, natural materials and regional aesthetics from the South of Chile. 

Mapuguaquén reconcile in a sustainable way two methods of production that since the industrial revolution have been moving apart – crafts and technology.


Dimensions 2 x 220 mm/ 210 mm/ 210 mm **

Weight 2 x 3,5 kg ** (All speakers are handcrafted from natural materials, and therefore size and weight may vary minimally without affecting the speaker’s performance).

Housing materials clay, wood (Chilean avellano and raulí), leather, wool, copper, brass   

Driver Units 2 x 4’’ Full-range driver with wood cone, 8Ω. Maximum power rating: 30/45 W

Amplification 2 x 30W 90% energy efficient. Filter-Free Class D Stereo Amplifier with SpeakerGuard™

Connectivity Bluetooth® V4.0 ADR with aptX Codec. AUX analogue 3.5 mm mini-jack

Frequency Response 40Hz – 18kHz (+-3db) 

Signal Processing 28/56bits, 50MHz digital signal processor. DSP crossover optimized for low distortion and high precision.

In the Box 2 MAPU Speakers (stereo sound), power supply (100-240V), textile cable with 6 pin DIN connectors, 3.5mm mini-jack cable, manual, 2x linen bags, 2x leather speaker coasters, ‘Tree Sponsorship’ Certificate


Potsdamer Str. 132 Berlin 10783 CL


DOCUMENTARY DESIGN is a Concept Studio founded by Pablo Ocqueteau & Philine von Düszeln to create interdisciplinary design and cultural projects related to image, identity and materiality.  Our vision goes far beyond making speakers. We dream of a Crafts Re-evolution to give back protagonism to traditional hand-crafts in our industrialized world, creating unique, innovative products that are deeply related to the particular materials and visual cultures of the places they come from, and thus stand for identity and history.

With Mapuguaquén we want to reconcile in a sustainable way two production methods that since the industrial revolution have been moving apart - crafts and technology.

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europe $70.00
usa + canada $60.00
everywhere else $90.00

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We will carefully examine your products before delivery. However, if you receive a defective or damaged item, please contact us immediately upon receiving the item to: [email protected]