These dictator bust speakers are the sound of power

Who wouldn't want Vladimir Putin sitting on their mantlepiece, playing music from his head? 

Neil Churchill February 4, 2016

History’s most famous politicians are often remembered by a quote; a verbose line that either encouraged or enraged. 

“We shall fight on the beaches…” – Churchill. “Ask not what your country can do for you…” – Kennedy. “The only thing we have to fear…” – Roosevelt. 

But now, quotes from some of history’s more infamous heads of power can be projected from, well, their heads. 

The Sound of Power (SOP) series of figurine speakers are a tribute to the porcelain busts that were so popular in the mid-20th century. Except these are of rather divisive politicians – dictators, even – with speakers cut into their respective heads. (Why do they explode in the video above? We're not quite sure, but we're assuming this won't happen on your mantlepiece.)

The series features powerful people who “played the world like instruments and made countries and continents alike march to the beat of their metaphorical drums”. So far, only the late former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are available. 

Vladimir Putin has never sounded this good

Surprisingly – given the Putin model – the SOP speakers are created in Russia, and handcrafted in Sweden, with each bust individually cast and polished.

Made from a marble-like composite material, the speakers are not just good conversation starters at dinner parties, they are the real audio deal. 

Equipped with a full range 4" driver and built in base reflex, gold connectors and textile audio cords, the audio experience is as pleasant as the visual. Even the bust’s stand serves a purpose, housing a bluetooth 20W amplifier.  

With each range made to a limited number of 100 pieces, these speakers of power are a must-have for dictator loving audiophiles - you know the type. Just don’t be surprised if you start standing a little straighter each time you walk past them.