December 18, 2012

"Just because you are dead, you should not be ­deprived of the life-enhancing power of music."

New coffin features in-built sound system

A Swedish inventor has created a musical coffin - with an in-built stereo sound ­system.

Fredrik Hjelmquist says his CataCombo Sound System is the ideal gift for music lovers who do not want to rest in peace.

It allows people to compile their own personal playlist before they die so their ­favorite music can be streamed into their grave.

The £18,500 system even allows relatives to update the songs for their dearly departed via Spotify and a Catatomb app, using a touchscreen built into the headstone.

The music is piped into the coffin via two-way front speakers, four-inch mid bass drivers, "divine" tweeters and "a hell-of-an-eight-inch subwoofer", its maker says.

They are all powered by a 2.1 amp and fine-tuned to the coffin's unique interior acoustic space, which is fitted with an external cooling system so they do not overheat.

The system is also completely soundproofed so it does not wake anyone in the neighborhood.

Mr Hjelmquist, 48, said: "This is genuine - I've already got my own ready, although I'm hoping I don't have to use it for a few years yet.

"Just because you are dead, you should not be ­deprived of the life-enhancing power of music.

"This is designed to allow customers to embrace their passion for music, in this life and the next. Hi-fi is my biggest passion in life, and I will take it to the grave."

Delusional, but I bet there will be a few who buy it.

Posted by Jill Fallon at December 18, 2012 11:39 PM | Permalink