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The world's 105 most expensive speakers

Stumbled on this list of the world's 105 most expensive 'speakers.

Even ignoring the eternal debates about value/affordability in the high end, this list (like I suppose any similar endeavour) still beggars belief whichever way you look at it:

  • At No. 1, the "world's most expensive" speakers: $2,000,000/pr.
  • Starting price down at No. 105: $100,000/pr.
  • Price of one pair of each of the 24 models on the first page of the list (if my mental arithmetic is correct): $9,995,700.
  • etc.

And here was me thinking I was reasonably conversant with the high end audio market..

What a strange world we live in!

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Re: The world's 105 most expensive speakers


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Stumbled on this list of the world's 105 most expensive 'speakers.

Even ignoring the eternal debates about value/affordability in the high end, this list (like I suppose any similar endeavour) still beggars belief whichever way you look at it:

  • At No. 1, the "world's most expensive" speakers: $2,000,000/pr.
  • Starting price down at No. 105: $100,000/pr.
  • Price of one pair of each of the 24 models on the first page of the list (if my mental arithmetic is correct): $9,995,700.
  • etc.

And here was me thinking I was reasonably conversant with the high end audio market..

What a strange world we live in!

DAMN! Imagine the room you would need for the #1 pair. Can anyone say....... Woodstock!

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Re: The world's 105 most expensive speakers

If I read the list correctly, there are dozens of votes rating several speakers of which only one or very few were ever made. As you say, strange world we live in.

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Re: The world's 105 most expensive speakers

But it includes the freight! Hopefully someone will show up to uncrate them and toe them in just right!!!!!!!

Right? Later:

What do you mean there is a hugh "suck-out" at 783.333456 HZ and it appears at .9876544 ohm? That will never do. I am not sure my Gizmoframitzz 500 PLS will drive that.

Never mind, just give me my refund. What do you mean there is a 10% restocking fee?

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Re: The world's 105 most expensive speakers

exactly. And never mind coupling them with audiopoints. Sheesh!

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Re: The world's 105 most expensive speakers

Fantastic post, Struts!

I now have my next 105 reviews listed in order.

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Re: The world's 105 most expensive speakers

Using HigherFi I was able to put together a starter system that only cost $3,095,000.00 not including cables. The Nordost Odin's will probably work with this system, but I don't want to jump to any conclusions.

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Re: The world's 105 most expensive speakers

The most striking thing to me was how ugly most of those speakers were. I'd have trouble with imaging a soundstage with such ugly objects in sight.

Bill

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Just bought a very nice and

Just bought a very rare and very nice pair of 1970 Sansui AS-300 acoustic suspension speakers for $160.00! (plus $90 shipping) LOL :>)

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