Embrace your passion for music in this life or the next with the CataCoffin – a unique coffin equipped with a high-quality sound system that will keep you rocking six feet under. An afterlife of partying awaits.
Do you want to keep in touch with the latest trends in music, even after death? It seems impossible, I know, but Swedish company Pause has just turned your weird dream into a reality. Introducing the CataCombo sound system, an original solution that will help you take your passion for music to the grave, literally. The unique sound installation comes incorporated in a high quality coffin with “godlike comfort and angelic interior”, and features a pair of two-way speakers, tweeters, a custom-built 2.1 amplifier and “a divine 8-inch subwoofer fine tuned to the coffin’s unique interior acoustics”. And it gets better – the CataCoffin comes with matching CataTomb tombstone that has a built-in upgradable music server. Powered by a 2.5 GHz Intel processor, this unique piece of technology allows your friends and family to update your playlist through the Spotify music service, with the help of 4G connectivity. The tombstone also has a a 7-inch LCD that displays what song is currently playing inside the coffin. It’s safe to say CataCombo can take anything the afterlife throws at it.
I’m sure audiophile vampires are excited about the CataCoffin, but while Pause says the CataTomb supplies the power to the coffin six feet under, it’s not yet clear how the tombstone itself will get the necessary electricity. Solar panels or a small wind turbine work in theory, but I don’t know how many cemeteries will allow that. But, that’s just a small hurdle for people who can afford to pay €23,500 ($31,500) for this musical coffin.
I myself won’t be getting the CataCoffin. I just couldn’t decide if I want Highway to Hell or Stairway to Heaven playing on a loop. But if you’re interested and aren’t too spooked by lying down in a coffin before your time comes, you can drop by the Pause headquarters in Stockholm for a product demonstration.