I delighted to see a prototype sound system concept I worked on a few years back has developed into a fully fledged start up that now seeks support from a crowd funding campaign on Startnext.
Rocketz Ultra Mobile Party Sound System is the brain child of Nick Waters who is based in Trier, Germany. We originally met when he came to DJ in London and an offer to couch surf at mine became a music based friendship which has seen Nick release a series of limited edition white labels and host events both in the UK and in Germany.
His Rocketz sound system has been a long time in development with a simple concept to make a portable P.A. that is both functional and minimal in it’s environmental impact. After experimenting with a lot of different shapes and materials, the Rocketz concept was born and named after their elongated shape. The design is surprisingly simple, you simply fix two food storage containers end to end and their combined volume and tensile strength allows the speaker driver fixed into the front to project a sound both with clarity and efficiency, very much like how a drum skin resonates when tuned under tension. These cases are made of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and is a by product of food manufacture, using them in this way ensures less waste all round.
Advances in amplifiers technology also play a part and these use T-class microprocessors to deliver power to the frequencies in use rather than the whole audio spectrum. This ensures that a whole event’s power can come from a low voltage PSU or a battery pack which is can be supplied as part of the kit, there’s even the option to illuminate the casing with LED lights from the inside. What’s more, they stack up to fit into a pack that all together weighs less than 5kg. Rocketz has a rental service that currently allows them to send anywhere in Germany. Once you assemble which literally takes a minute and connect your audio source, then you’re ready to party anywhere.
Nick follows in a long tradition of tech start ups, starting at home working from his basement before moving into a premises in Trier’s artisan district but the product has passed the trials with flying colours. It’s time to go to the next level and produce a number of units for sale.
Follow the link to the Startnext page to pledge your support.
I wish Nick the very best of luck with this and he deserves to succeed….. As the saying goes You can’t hold back a good idea who’s time has come.