A still from a promo video for the Cotodama Lyric Speaker; Photo: YouTube/Cotodama

For all the audiophiles out there who prefer a multi-sensory experience with their music, an innovative company from Japan has crafted a stunning visual lyric speaker.

We originally reported on it following its sweeping accolades at the 2015 edition of SXSW in Austin, TX, were it took home The Best Bootstrap Company Award based on creating something so cool without any funding aid yet. Back then it was still unnamed, and there were no specs or decibel ranges.

But now the details have emerged, as it’s now made it to market.

Developed by Japanese music and tech nerd, Jin Saito, the engineering marvel is dubbed the Cotodama Lyric Speaker.

It’s made up of two translucent TFT LCD panels, which are tucked within an acrylic frame to minimize sympathetic sound and vibration. The two speakers are located on the front panel, and on the back panel is the computing device that generates the displayed lyrics and graphics.

According to Cotodama, the speaker can play 96khz/24bit FLAC files, has a range of 40Hz to 40kHz, and has two coaxial loudspeakers and two drone cones.

The speaker is linked to the SyncPower Corporation (Japan’s largest lyrics database), and has both WiFi and Bluetooth capability. It reads what is being played and then scans an archive that boasts over 2 million songs.

But it doesn’t stop there, music analysis software developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) automatically analyzes the song then projects specific graphics and animations depending on the mood and structure; ranging from sad and depressed to happy and loud.

The speaker is handmade, and only 15 Cotodama units are produced every month. Cotodama is catering to a very specific clientele and as expected it’ll fetch a hefty price tag ($4,500).

But how can one put a price on 3-D lyrics?