Yamaha Design “Synapses” TSX 70/80
Desktop audio with an idiosyncratic appearance and
carefully chosen color.
The semi-transparent front panel comes in three colors, representing morning, noon, and night. The light that filters through the panel offers a calm, amiable ambience while the three knobs on the front surface feature a dichromatic plastic that utilizes half-transparent material surfaces to good effect.
A restrained hardware presence that merges nicely with its surroundings. Harmonizing with the light, sound, and tactility of a room, the TSX has an easy-going appearance that fits comfortably with any space.
With a simple yet unique form, the TSX-70 comes in three different colors and textures thanks to the special powder coating used for coloration, a quality that is sure to endear it to owners.
We set out to make the TSX-70 easy to use even without a manual, conducting numerous tests of actual switch layouts and numbers before deciding on its simple design. We even gave the TSX-70 the ability to guide users through a procedure through illuminated switches.
- Kao Nimura
- Yamaha Design Laboratory