July 16

OD-11 now available at MoMA Design Stores in NYC


Teenage engineering is proud to announce the release of the OD-11 cloud speaker for the US market, starting from 18th July 2014.


The original Stig Carlsson OD-11 loudspeaker, from 1974, is back forty years after the original launch. As practically all Swedes know, booming in the 70’s, the Carlsson loudspeakers challenged a whole industry, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Swedes replacing their old speakers with the Stig Carlsson signature ’ortho acoustic’ loudspeakers. Never before had their Frank Zappa album sounded so good.

The reason was Stig’s invention, designing his speakers for real homes instead of damped laboratory rooms. By directing his speaker elements upward, towards the ceiling, he was able to widen the listeners ’sweet spot’, which allowed people to move around their rooms and still experience great natural sound.

Re-engineered by teenage engineering

Today, almost exactly 40 years later, teenage engineering has re-engineered the iconic and timeless OD-11 by adding an analog 100 watt amplifier, cutting edge wireless beam forming technology and a computer, within the loudspeaker itself.

Together with the Stig Carlsson Foundation, teenage engineering has recreated the true Carlsson loudspeaker and updated it to work perfectly for todays world, where music is stored in the cloud, accessible from anywhere. This collaboration also led to an updated speaker design, producing a cleaner, more powerful bass, a whole octave lower than the original. Because hip hop music with it’s low bass was not invented in 70s.

Launch at the MoMA Design Stores in New York.

The worldwide launch will be through the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Design Stores in New York. You will be able to hear for yourself, the amazing sound of Stig Carlsson’s speakers, from 18th July.

Supported services

  • AirPlay
  • Spotify (premium users)

More services will be added over time.
OD-11 is fully upgradable to cover any new cloud based services.


AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.

Spotify Connect (premium users)
Spotify Connect lets you control your home stereo with the Spotify app on your mobile or tablet. It’s the ultimate home listening experience for Spotify Premium subscribers. Switch from headphones to speakers with just two taps. Control your home stereo with any device logged into your Spotify account. Get great playlists to suit any mood. Your music is never interrupted by incoming calls, other apps or wifi range problems. Try Spotify Premium free for 30 days, spotify.com/freetrial

OD-11 comes with the free Orthoplay app for IOS 7. Your phone will act as a remote control. You can access orthoplay at www.orthoplay.com


MoMA Design Store, across the museum, 44 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
MoMA Design Store SoHo, 81 Spring Street, New York, NY
Also available available at MoMAStore.org and by phone at 1-800-851-4509

Retail Price

OD-11 $899

OD-11 is a trademark of SSC (Stig Carlsson Foundation). Teenage Engineering and Orthoplay are registered trademarks of Teenage Engineering AB. Airplay, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, OS X and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the US. and other countries and is used under license.

July 1



Some words from the community:

A few days ago, the community of ohpeewon.com went down. Being a strong community we reacted fast. KrisM set up a freeforum and the together KrisM, Yoof, dimi3, and lymtronic, started to rebuild. Today we have rebooted. Over a hundred have returned to join us at www.operator-1.com. It is familiar, and with greater control we hope to develop more. Sadly you must reapply but today it is easier.

We continue to hope we will get the previous database of information back from the owner of ohpeewon. Thank you all!

Teenage Engineering is not officially involved in this forum but we approve and support it fully! Thanks guys, you rock!

June 12

2014 OP-1 Factory Sound Update



Since initial release of OP-1 we’ve updated the OS numerous times, adding new features and effects with each new version. We’ve decided to produce a new collection of preset sounds, showcasing all sonic aspects and modulation capabilities of OP-1. This will include both synth patches and drum kits, totally refreshing the internal factory preset sounds and bringing it up to 2014 and beyond!


This is an invitation to you to participate in the re-creation of the OP-1 factory sound library! We want to collect eight patches per engine. Are you a sequencing drum kit master? A keyboard virtuoso with extreme patching skills? Or perhaps a bass connoisseur with low end expertise. This is YOUR chance to shape the future and overall experience of the OP-1. No official compensation is offered and the content needs to be exclusively made by yourself.

This is a collective experiment and everyone is invited! New sounds will be collected, a selection will be made and the final result will become the new factory preset sounds in OP-1! Old factory presets will be made available through the Library, as a free, downloadable sound pack, and the new sounds will come preloaded with all new OP-1 units.

How to participate?

Create and save your sound in OP-1. For drum kits you can use the OP-1 Drum Utility if you want. Export it, name it and then upload it to us, along with some info about the sound, your creative process and whatever else you want to share.

Upload your contribution via www.teenageengineering.com/contact

Head over to operator-1.com and follow the discussion. Quality over quantity please so keep it elegant! Don’t flood us, send us your best!

Preliminary Timeline

June - Announce plan. (This!)
July - Collect and sort content.
August - Finalize and release.