iXoost hails from the land of true ghetto-blasting iPod/iPhone sound systems. The land of metallic brilliance, whose docking stations are forged by local craftsmen from solid blocks of aluminum. The land of gnarly, visionary purveyors of music, each fitted with a custom-designed 8-, 10- or 12-cylinder supercar exhaust manifold. The land of iXoost, she lies in Italy. She is called Modena. (And, coincidentally, she is also known for producing ba-bomb-diggity-bomb-bomb balsamic vinegar.)
The crisp sounds and unbridled power of an iPod music library driven by a 140W active subwoofer, and roaring through the iXoost's loudspeakers nearly take a backseat to the docking station's groundbreaking physical design. Fabrication methods, such as the turning and milling of exhaust manifold components on five-axis machines, ensure no two systems are alike. Variable customer options of color, leather, and Allen screws further personalize Matteo Panini and Micro Pecorari's marvel of human imagination and industry.
iXoost--appropriately morphed from the phonetics of the English word "exhaust--has a main base that holds its sound horns, while the exhaust manifold houses its sound box woofer. The standard V8 model is titanium in color and fitted with Schedoni natural leather. It runs $6,300, while V10 and V12 versions increase in price to $8,000 and $10,000 respectively.