Mathmos Tuba

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Music has always been inextricably linked with colour - Deacon Blue, Simply Red, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The White Stripes, Orange Juice, Pink, Rainbow - the list is endless. With this peculiar connection in mind, the clever people at Mathmos have put their thinking caps on and invented a seriously stylish light that not only cycles randomly through the full colour spectrum but can also react dynamically to whatever tunes you are currently enjoying, changing colour to the beat in a hypnotic fashion.

Mathmos Tuba: side view

That's right music lovers, thanks to the mesmerising Mathmos Tuba you'll be able to add genuine colour to your choons without having to listen to any of the above artists. Resembling a contemporary clown's hat in a hurricane, this incredibly captivating lighting doodah is a seriously stylish design classic in its own right, but there's so much more to the twin mode Tuba than just good looks. In Faze mode, the Tuba gradually changes colour before your naked steaming eyes without audio assistance. But shove your hand into Tuba's inviting hollow and you'll activate Music mode. This is where the fun starts, because once you've put your favourite CD on, this chic little innovation will change colour in response to the music.

Mathmos Tuba: rear view

Although the Tuba is more suited to mellow melodies we couldn't resist seeing how it would handle something a little more, er, up-tempo. By the time 'Into the Lungs of Hell' by Megadeth had finished the poor little Tuba had changed colour more times than Michael Jackson's face! That said, our experiment served to illustrate how this perfectly formed, pressed-glass curio is at home in any situation and can respond to all manner of audio assault.

Mathmos Tuba: top view

The Mathmos Tuba creates a unique ambience wherever you choose to place it, and is sure to become a talking point at your shindigs and soirees. In fact, buy one of these amazing little lights and we guarantee you'll be unable to resist gawping at it on a daily basis.

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    Description

    Music has always been inextricably linked with colour - Deacon Blue, Simply Red, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The White Stripes, Orange Juice, Pink, Rainbow - the list is endless. With this peculiar connection in mind, the clever people at Mathmos have put their thinking caps on and invented a seriously stylish light that not only cycles randomly through the full colour spectrum but can also react dynamically to whatever tunes you are currently enjoying, changing colour to the beat in a hypnotic fashion.

    Mathmos Tuba: side view

    That's right music lovers, thanks to the mesmerising Mathmos Tuba you'll be able to add genuine colour to your choons without having to listen to any of the above artists. Resembling a contemporary clown's hat in a hurricane, this incredibly captivating lighting doodah is a seriously stylish design classic in its own right, but there's so much more to the twin mode Tuba than just good looks. In Faze mode, the Tuba gradually changes colour before your naked steaming eyes without audio assistance. But shove your hand into Tuba's inviting hollow and you'll activate Music mode. This is where the fun starts, because once you've put your favourite CD on, this chic little innovation will change colour in response to the music.

    Mathmos Tuba: rear view

    Although the Tuba is more suited to mellow melodies we couldn't resist seeing how it would handle something a little more, er, up-tempo. By the time 'Into the Lungs of Hell' by Megadeth had finished the poor little Tuba had changed colour more times than Michael Jackson's face! That said, our experiment served to illustrate how this perfectly formed, pressed-glass curio is at home in any situation and can respond to all manner of audio assault.

    Mathmos Tuba: top view

    The Mathmos Tuba creates a unique ambience wherever you choose to place it, and is sure to become a talking point at your shindigs and soirees. In fact, buy one of these amazing little lights and we guarantee you'll be unable to resist gawping at it on a daily basis.

     

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    Setup and position
    • Ideally Tuba should be placed within metre of a loudspeaker to get the best sound-to-light response
    • Place Tuba on flat, stable surface - it weighs about 2KG
    • Plug the power supply to your wall socket and the cable with round plug into your Tuba power socket, which is on the underside of the Tuba
    Operation
    1. Hold your hand vertically and briefly pass it into the space in Tuba
      • Tuba will flash blue to recognise your command to turn on
      • Tuba will automatically enter 'Faze' mode
      • Tuba will gradually and randomly change colour
    2. Place your hand briefly into the now coloured recess
      • Tuba will flash red to recognise your command to move to Music Mode
      • Tuba will change colour to the beat in your music or to sound around it
      • If the Tuba is changing colour to quickly or too slowly you can adjust volume sensitivity (see below)
    3. EITHER Place your hand briefly in the light space
      Tuba will flash blue to recognise your command to change back to Faze mode
    4. OR, Place your hand in the light space for two seconds
      Tuba will flash green to recognise your command to turn off
    • You may also enter step 4 direct from step 2
    • Avoid touching the back of the opening when activating, as this may mark the product, diminishing the light effect.
    Adjusting to different volume levels Mathmos Tuba: volume sensitivity dial
    • Tuba can be adjusted to react to different sound volumes. A dial is positioned on the back at the top of the lamp. As viewed from the back, move the dial clockwise to make Tuba sensitive to loud noise and anti-clockwise to make it sensitive to quieter noise.
    • When you are making the adjustment, make sure you are in Music Mode
    Cleaning
    • Clean the external glass only with a non-abrasive damp cloth with a small amount of detergent
    • Clean the internal plastic only with lint-free, non-abrasive damp cloth to prevent damage to the surface.
    Safety
    • For indoor use only
    • Only use the supplied Mathmos power supply
    • Strobe Warning - this product can produce stroboscopic effects
    • This product has passed all the relevant safety standards and carries a statutory guarantee of the country of purchase
    • Do not use the product if it is damaged or cracked. Contact your retailer for repair or replacement
    • This is not a toy
    • Do not leave the light unattended in easy reach of small children
    • Dispose of in accordance with local authority regulations
    • Special care should be taken if glass is cracked or chipped to dispose of safely

    For enquiries contact Mathmos customer services on: +44 (0) 202 644 634 or email mathmos@mathmos.com

     

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