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Hand Crafted & Experimentally Refined


Ultimate Fidelity Single Driver Speakers for Music Lovers

Made by Hand in Seattle, Washington Since 2006

(206) 407-8439 / Contact

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Hand Crafted & Experimentally Refined


Ultimate Fidelity Single Driver Speakers for Music Lovers

Made by Hand in Seattle, Washington Since 2006

(206) 407-8439 / Contact

 
While there are a number of choices in this price range, [the Orcas and Dungeness from] Blumenstein Audio [are] fantastic, doing so many things incredibly well. If you’re looking for a small speaker system that not only plays way bigger than its size suggests, but one that truly captures the tonal richness locked away in your favorite recordings, you need to give these a listen.
— Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio Magazine, March 2014
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Mako Floorstander is Here!


A truly special and one-of-a-kind addition to any home, the new Mako Floorstander is a customizable speaker cabinet series with flawlessly handmade construction quality and ambitious sound from 5"  fullrange drivers and integrated subwoofers. 

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Mako Floorstander is Here!


A truly special and one-of-a-kind addition to any home, the new Mako Floorstander is a customizable speaker cabinet series with flawlessly handmade construction quality and ambitious sound from 5"  fullrange drivers and integrated subwoofers. 

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Compact Fullrange


Our compact fullrange speakers bring a relaxed and captivating sound into real world home and studio environments at a fraction of the cost and complexity of typical high end audio.

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Compact Fullrange


Our compact fullrange speakers bring a relaxed and captivating sound into real world home and studio environments at a fraction of the cost and complexity of typical high end audio.

Orca Classic

In production since 2006 and with pairs on all seven continents, the Orca Classic is our oldest and most established design with a warm, detailed sound that has set the standard for all Blumenstein speakers. 

Orca Deluxe

Our newest, ultra premium compact single driver monitor built with 3/4" thick architectural bamboo ply has superior control, detailed upper bass, and crystal-clear high frequencies.

Dungeness Sub

A compact, powered subwoofer with our trademark wood or bamboo port is the perfect addition to the Orca Classic or Deluxe for full frequency response with seamless integration.

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Quality Ingredients


Non-toxic glues and finishes, architectural grade FSC 100% certified and formaldehyde-free bamboo and interior-grade baltic birch plywe try our best to use only the highest quality materials available to us in manufacturing our speakers and audio accessories.

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Quality Ingredients


Non-toxic glues and finishes, architectural grade FSC 100% certified and formaldehyde-free bamboo and interior-grade baltic birch plywe try our best to use only the highest quality materials available to us in manufacturing our speakers and audio accessories.

The Best Part is No Part

Blumenstein speakers produce a totally natural sound free from the typical anomalies in frequency, phase, dynamic, and impulse response that are considered to be "par for the course" handicaps to traditional speaker designs. 

The first way to understand the uniqueness of the construction of our speakers is to list off the physical parts they do not have. They have no damping, no tweeter, no woofer, no midrange (single driver), no capacitors, resistors or inductors (no crossover), no equalization, (no BSC, no Zobel network, etc.), no biscuits, no miters, no paint, no primer, no lacquer, no solderless clips, no grill cloth, no nails, no threaded inserts, no spikes, no unnecessary curves, no nameplate, no structural plastic, no terminal cups, no removable panels, and no internal chambers.

Heavily braced and thickened cabinet walls, solid wooden or bamboo ports, and no sound deadening material means our speakers waste no energy converting signal to music, producing a totally relaxed and controlled sound.

All Natural

We use non-toxic and solvent free wood glue and finish our cabinets with Tried & True linseed oil and beeswax that is food grade, smells delicious for long after it is applied, and is easily user-serviceable. 

Architectural-grade bamboo ply is FSC 100% certified with no added formaldehyde, and we also take care to use interior grade baltic birch ply for our Classic series as well as the internal bracing in our cabinets. 

Low Waste

We machine our parts entirely in house using hand-operated equipment following precision-made patterns ensuring high accuracy and speed and low energy consumption. 

Less than 6% of our speaker panels become scrap or dust, considering all of our production processes combined. 



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The Woodshop


We design and build everything by hand, which means you get the highest quality products and service.

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The Woodshop


We design and build everything by hand, which means you get the highest quality products and service.

Clark Blumenstein

FOUNDER, LEAD DESIGNER, WOODWORKER

Former apprentice to Terry Cain of Cain & Cain Audio and Hal Teramoto, master driver maker of Feastrex, Japan, Clark began the company as Blumenstein Ultra Fi in 2006 out of a single car garage in Walla Walla, Washington before moving the company to Seattle in 2008. 

Timothy Taylor

WOODWORKER, ASSISTANT DESIGNER

Guitar maker, musician, artist, and designer, Tim joined the company in the Summer of 2013. His superb craftsmanship has maintained a high quality standard in the shop. In his spare time, he works on a variety of projects using hand tools in his own woodworking studio. You can follow more of his work at timothygeorgetaylor.com.

Molly Blumenstein

ASSISTANT WOODWORKER, CUSTOMER SERVICE, FINISHING 

Wearer of many hats, Molly joined the company in 2011 to help in the shop, manage customer service and the website, and apply her steady hand in the woodshop. She is the final arbiter of quality as she hooks up, tests, and packs everything that leaves the shop. 

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Have a Listen


Demonstrations are available in our West Seattle showroom by appointment and our speakers are also in use at select locations in Washington State and beyond.

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Have a Listen


Demonstrations are available in our West Seattle showroom by appointment and our speakers are also in use at select locations in Washington State and beyond.

If you're in the Seattle area, we welcome you to come and demo our speakers. Our showroom is located above our woodshop in West Seattle and is just minutes away from beaches, parks, and the West Seattle Junction. 

Write to us below or call 206-407-8439 to set up a time! We take appointments Mondays through Fridays, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Don't worry if it's short notice; you are always welcome to come by at your convenience.

Visit our demonstrations page for Open Houses and other events and a list of locations where Blumenstein speakers are in use 

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5454 1/2 45th Avenue SW

In West Seattle on SW Findlay Street between 44th and 45th Avenues SW