Many of us normal beings will get home from a hard day's work and relax in your standard chair,
watching the standard size television and listen via your standard stereo speakers - which cost around $200
(at the most). Imagine that, but listening to the sounds of $6 million worth of sound and technology. Music to
your ears? For that price, you wouldn't be criticized to believe that a house, car, and home theater seating were thrown
in. Wrong. Here are a list of the most ridiculously priced - and yet astounding sounds you may ever hear…
Marten Coltrane: Supreme
Introduced in 2006, the Supreme clings onto the tenth most expensive home stereo in the world. With one
of many abilities being to communicate reproduced music to the listener - it is said to be out of this world.
Sending out 100,000 Hz in the main towers and 16Hz in the subwoofers (so low that you can't hear the base
but you are guaranteed to feel it), the sound is excellent to say the least, as well as this, it was the
world's first two diamond midrange and one diamond tweeter. So be sure to expect out of this world, crystal
clear sound, when you next come across $180,000.
German Physiks: Loreley MK II
Said to resemble a sand timer, albeit not the price of a sand timer (we can live in hope). This German masterpiece could make a slight sting on your wallet shying the $200,000 mark. The speakers themselves radiate frequencies in full 360 degrees, along with a unique dome woofer design to achieve the best base possible. You can even chose either carbon or titanium DDD "bending wave" drivers for $200,000, you would expect the choice surely).
Acapella Audio Arts: Sphaeron Excalibur
Made in the 1990's this outstanding speaker system remains one of the most expensive in the world, whilst also injecting an extraordinary style into any room. Although you will need to house the speakers in a room size of at least 40 square meters. The speakers themselves can hold 1000 watts (and still have an excellent sound). It may not have the best sound you have ever heard, however it certainly is one of the most stylish stereo systems you would have ever seen.
Moon Audio: Signature Titan
If you have a spare $500,000 lying about, then why not splurge out on ridiculously large, powerful high tech speakers? With a built in "auto room tune" correction - these speakers are definitely worth the astonishing price tag. Dwarfed by the Infinite Grande, the Signature Titan stands at 77in tall (not small as such, just small in comparison). If you like to listen to the TV at a 90 Hz frequency response - then you will not be disappointed.
Transmission Audio: Ultimate
Cost: $2 million
Indeed, Ultimate by name, Ultimate by nature. This super-sexy, is more than just a speaker system - it is life. With 12 separate woofer panels (which hides the most advanced audio reproduction technology) with each one able to pelt out 500W, altogether you would be left with a 6KW head banging sound. Be sure to know that you are paying for your money's worth, and even the hardest pleased will have a smile on their face. With up to date ribbon technology - you can expect to have a headache in the morning, with sounds reaching that of a plane. For $2 million, would you expect anything less? Perhaps somewhere to plug in your iPod?
AvanteGarde Acoustic: Trio Classico with Bass Horns
The Trio Classico comes in a variety of different colours to suit your personality, boasting its fun and innovative design. You wouldn't be surprised that $189,000 dollars will by you an out of this world sound, which for those billionaires out there who can benefit from such sounds - it is all well and good; from us mere mortals it is all but a dream. Perhaps looking more like a sculpture than an audio device, the Classico gives out 107dB from one watt per meter aka very dynamic. Its ease in producing the sound is evident, while its effect on those who are lucky enough to come into contact with it is ever-lasting.
The force is one of the few stereo systems which is set in glass, and looks incredibly luxurious to any eye. Hence it holding it's number seven spot very primly. Said to reflect a sleek and powerful "supercar", the Force shows the state of the art system, with gold towers, four subwoofers, fed by an active filter - to produce a truly outstanding sound. It takes apporximetly 200 hours to assemble, hence the waiting list being as long as one year, but don't be put off - the wait is worthwhile for this product - personalised to suit.
CAT MBX Powered Speakers
Selling at a little less than half a million dollars, you will be pleased to know that you will receive maximum detail and precise sounds - better than just quality! The amazing speaker system is 12 feet tall, double that of the average man, while weighing at five tonnes, and painted in a very noticeable red. With 12 inch subwoofers, 5.5 inch midrange speakers, 9 inch woofers and a great deal more - it is well worth its hefty price tag.
Wisdom Audio: Infinite Grande
Not just small, not just big, but Grande. This home stereo system is prided as a monumental system - and
for $700,000, it shouldn't be anything less. It flourishes in high sound pressures levels of around 120dB,
stands at 13 feet tall, the subwoofers can even throw out 12,000 watts. Anything but your average stereo
system, which alone would be a fight to fit in with your home theater furniture - possibly your palace or castle, but perhaps
not your semi-detached home - sorry!
Kipnis' Outer Limits Theatre
Cost: $6 million
You wouldn't be blamed to believe that for an incredible $6 million, the whole thing should be made of
platinum, with diamond encrusted. Better - it buys you the greatest show on Earth, something which once you
experience; you will crave over and over again. Owner Jeremy Kipnis wasn't satisfied with your standard KSS
8.8 channel audio system, so he decided that he would add an extra 16-18 inch Snell subs. He had to add a lot
more in order to maintain the sound standard, although he had admitted that the original KSS did have an
excellent sound - he wanted the knee quivering effect only achievable from adding scores of money into his
rather large venture. Now how about some decent theater seating.