Designed by Wolfgang Stehle, the specially-adapted Kling & Freitag SONA 5 speakers were won by Marco Scandola. The auction - which culminated at Prolight + Sound 2010 - was established to raise funds to benefits victim of the Haiti earthquake, which affected in excess of three million people when it struck in mid-January.
Marco Scandola, from Switzerland-based AV services supplier Scandola, is a long-time user of Kling & Freitag systems, stating: "It was an honour for us to bid for the SONA 5 artworks because it concerns a good cause."
Created to visualise the function of the speakers and convey the idea that not only do they fulfil a practical purpose but provide an aesthetic experience as well, the special SONA 5 enclosures were on display throughout PL + S 2010.
"We want to express our gratitude equally to the [winning bidder], the artist and the press who accepted this idea with such enthusiasm," Kling & Freitag's Lars Heinrich tells PSN-e.