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Sound Trip on La Brea

La Brea is at it again – defining design in a new way that we haven’t seen before. Another new space – devoted to “sound” not fashion, food or art – makes it worth exploring the block between 1st and 2nd on La Brea Ave.

The walls are canted at a 7 degree angle for a better listening experience.

This time it’s a space showcasing Sonosthe high-end, hi-fi speaker company. Sonos has opened a 4,000 square foot “listening” gallery that is mainly open space with few distractions in furnishings or product, the focus being on the aural experience. Walls are canted at a 7 degree angle to give the best possible listening experience and include a ceiling “heat map” that guides visitors through the various areas.  Hosting listening parties, sonic workshops and  live performances, the studio opened in May and has presented the likes of Jimmy Cliff live, a “Build your own Speaker Workshop” and the film “Frequencies with a special live soundtrack, among other events.

A coffee bar and skateboard lending library are also offered at the venue, located at 145 N La Brea and open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, from 12 noon – 6 pm currently. The short video below gives a better idea of what the Sonos experience on La Brea is all about.

Opening August 1: Fidelity Sonos X Luke and Bennet : this Sonos Studio exhibition explores fidelity in sound and celebrates the integrity of a high-quality music listening experience.

August 2: Bottle Tones installation with performance by Minus the Bear.

August 12: Making Open-Source Music with Bob Barber – Workshop

Sonos Studio
145 N. La Brea
Open Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

ArchDaily: Sonos Studio Designed by RA-DA

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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