excellent work. I deeply appreciate when students and young designers show work including research, process, rendering, models and photography. Places you in the top 1%.
I like some of the shapes’ spatial relationships. The cantilever is unique; mixing of materials, especially black leather texture with stark white textureless plastic is very nice. This could be developed in numerous colourways and material options.
A problem is one of situation, illustrated in some of your views. The cantilever aesthetic is observed from a low acute angle, otherwise sightlines would see primarily the top surface and sides.
Unfortunately, the featureless brick with radiused corners is sort of owned by Apple.
Black PTFE? Where you gettin’ black PTFE from?
Technically, there are two problems. Mixing magnets, already discussed, is both a real technical issue as magnetic shielding is different than EMI shielding, and some speaker magnet drivers transmit extremely strong fields, and they’re pulsed. And also, as above discussion shows, it’s a ‘perceived’ problem that could affect a products’ commercial sales.
Another technical issue is frequency coupling. A 7200 RPM hard disk operates at 120 Hz frequency, mid-low audible “bass” frequencies include this 120 Hz region. Force-structure oscillation coupling can run gamut of annoying (skips, missed signal, buzz-squeak-rattle), objectionable (ear bleed squealing), up to catastrophic lethal explosions. Technically, oscillation coupling can be defeated, but it’s a lot of work.
And then there’s another issue, but not the designer’s fault. Electrical connectors, every single one of them, and there are literally millions, are ugly. My pet peeve is any aesthetic design effort sullied by some epic failure of an electronic connector. My holy grail project would be a global design effort on a standard family of electronic connectors.