The Phase Story: History of the prototype

Phase Team

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July 2, 2024

In January 2018, Phase made its world debut at the NAMM Show.The craziest part? It was just a prototype created a few months earlier!In this first article of "The Phase Story," we’re taking you back to the beginning. Discover exclusive sketches of the early Phase prototypes that shaped its history.

The working concept

The concept of Phase was exciting, but was it technically feasible?We had to find out quickly.

So, in just a few days, we built the very first prototype!

It wasn’t the sleek Phase you know today, just a stack of electronic cards. But guess what? It worked!

Without the modern tech it has today, it worked well enough to show us that Phase was a viable project!

Designing the product

Once convinced by the concept, it was time to find a suitable design.

But it wasn’t that easy with all the constraints ahead: robustness, practicality, technical constraints...let the games of perfect design begin!

Initially, we envisioned round shapes to mimic the center of a vinyl record.

But... we quickly scrapped the idea.

The design was impractical and hard to scale down with the necessary technology inside.It just wasn't the solution we needed.

Then we moved on to the needle shape idea.

Since Phase is kind of a “digital needle” it only makes sense to design it to resemble one, right?


Hundreds of concepts of needle-shaped Phase were explored.

And yet, even though the concept seemed close to our vision…

There were still a lot of technical constraints. And the practical, universal aspect we were looking for was still missing.

So, goodbye to the idea of the needle!

The Receiver posed another big challenge.

We needed a smart way to charge the Remotes while keeping them protected.

Finally, the ideal shape emerged: simple, elegant, and meeting all our technical requirements.

The team was sure of it—this was the one!

After which, we had a new phase of Phase…3D designs!

The aim was to begin integrating technical constraints into the chosen design. Will it work? 


As we were finishing up the design process, we also did 3D tests for colors and materials.

The white Phase is quite cool, isn’t it? 😉

The final product

After months of research, the final design was validated.

The design that we know and love today! 



Of course, this article only covers a brief part of the story, and there's so much more to the incredible Phase adventure.

We hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into our journey. If you did, drop a comment letting us know what you'd like to read about Phase in our next articles!

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