New York, United states
OJAS Listening Room at USM NY Showroom
The installation— Devon Turnbull’s first semi-permanent listening room—is an acoustically-optimised space that delivers an outstanding sonic and aesthetic experience.
Sound guru and designer Devon Turnbull - aka OJAS
The design of the Ojas Listening Room in the USM NY Showroom integrates Turnbull’s brutalist audio systems with USM case goods, seating, and other furniture, as well as Kvadrat Acoustics’ Soft Cell panels. Ojas Listening Room created a calming and immersive environment for visitors to sit and contemplate music with one-of-a-kind listening sessions, liberated from the disruption of outside noise. The collaboration showcased a curated selection of products from the likes of Denon, Ortofon, Western Electric, Sun Audio, MJ Magazine, Stereo Sound, and others.
To help realise this ambitious project, Turnbull tapped expert acoustician Ethan Bourdeau and creative agency ICNCLST.
A sound experience by Devon Turnbull
Devon Turnbull Ojas is the creative pen name of Devon Turnbull. As a university student studying Audio Engineering, Turnbull started using the name across a variety of disciplines including graffiti, music, graphic design, and clothing design. In 2003, Turnbull co-founded the clothing brand Nom de Guerre with Isa Saalabi, Wil Whitney and Holly Harnsongkram. For the next decade, while primarily working in fashion, the name Ojas was kept alive on sound sculptures Turnbull was crafting for himself and a growing number of audio enthusiasts around the world. With a particular interest in high-efficiency speakers and low-powered tube amplifiers, Ojas audio equipment aims to bring realistic, natural sound to the listener. These products are the result of two decades of experimentation, engineering, and explorations in the audio underground.
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