• 03-21-2005, 08:12 PM
    Shwamdoo
    Lets Build The Most Expensive Stereo!
    I thought it would be interesting to see just how expensive you can make a stereo. Lets hear the names and prices of all the most expensive components. We will add up the prices and have the all time most expensive stereo.

    P.S. I was really intensly bored.
  • 03-21-2005, 08:24 PM
    Woochifer
    Here's a good start. Jeff Rowland, Wisdom Audio, and Synergistic cable combined to create the "million dollar" system a few years ago at CES. Nothing more than creating an uber expensive system just because they could. It basically entailed $600k worth of speakers, $200k in amplification, and $220k in cables. It was a statement piece, but a lot of people who heard it did not necessarily say that it sounded like "a million bucks".

    http://www.stereotimes.com/images/WisdomBack.jpg

    http://www.stereotimes.com/images/WisdomFront.jpg
  • 03-21-2005, 09:22 PM
    Shwamdoo
    Holy God...
  • 03-22-2005, 01:16 AM
    Florian
    Get those cheap AMPs out of there and lets use four Krell MRA AMPs and actively biamp those wisdoms !! :p
  • 03-22-2005, 04:56 AM
    kexodusc
    $220,000 in cables? That thing better fold space-time and come with a holo-deck for that price tag...
    Ouch.
  • 03-22-2005, 08:52 AM
    drseid
    Just getting those speakers in a room with a "normal" height would be quite a challenge...

    I guess that means most of us would have to "settle" with the Von Schweikert VR-11s at a paltry 120K a pair in order to fit them in the room. An interesting (if somewhat freightening) thought is that if the same cables were used, they would cost almost double the price of the speakers (gulp!)...

    ---Dave
  • 03-22-2005, 11:55 AM
    RGA
    I got that beat...Kharma Grand Enigma Reference System. Click on history and click the picture.

    $1million for the speakers alone but I believe it comes with the room. http://www.kharma.com/
  • 03-22-2005, 12:25 PM
    BRANDONH
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Woochifer
    Here's a good start. Jeff Rowland, Wisdom Audio, and Synergistic cable combined to create the "million dollar" system a few years ago at CES. Nothing more than creating an uber expensive system just because they could. It basically entailed $600k worth of speakers, $200k in amplification, and $220k in cables. It was a statement piece, but a lot of people who heard it did not necessarily say that it sounded like "a million bucks".

    http://www.stereotimes.com/images/WisdomBack.jpg

    http://www.stereotimes.com/images/WisdomFront.jpg

    Just an FYI
    The people that made my custom passive crossovers for my speakers made them for those speakers.
    http://www.vertekxtc.com/