Transparent Design Philosophy

Our Transparent Design Philosophy.

Hyphn is a product of Monitor Audio’s Transparent Design Philosophy.

We believe the ultimate loudspeaker is capable of producing sound as laid down by the artist so accurately that it becomes transparent. The physical design should be sympathetic to this in any environment and work in harmony with the desire for transparency.

Every Monitor Audio product is the result of intense collaboration, drawing on decades of experience within the design team and ensuring that all the elements of performance, technology and design work in harmony.

Hyphn is the physical manifestation of this.


The designers were clear they didn’t want to produce a big box with lots of circles on the front. Indeed, their main challenge to themselves was how to create a loudspeaker that didn’t look like one.

They also recognised, rightly, that you can’t set out to create an ‘iconic’ design, any more than you can sit down to write a ‘bestselling‘ novel; it’s for the market and the audience to judge and grant that status. But they did want the design to be very ownable and distinctively ‘theirs’. And they realised early on that in Hyphn, they had something very special indeed.

Achieved Through Total Collaboration.

The project was possible only through total collaboration and absolute trust between the design and engineering teams; something companies often lose out on by outsourcing their industrial design. Crucially, the team had the blessing of the business to develop Hyphn free of budgetary and other constraints – one of the huge advantages of being an independent business able to control its own destiny.