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Forbes magazine listed the German Physik Gaudi's as the most expensive (non-custom) speakers in the world for home use. We aren't sure whether or not you get a pair for $250,000, but we sure hope so.

Each floor standing tower weighs in at an impressive 1,720lbs depending on how it is configured and the published frequency range is from 15-19,000 Hz.

"Fully four DDD bending wave transducers are used per side in a line array, augmented with eight 6" metal cones for midbass and four 12" honeycomb flatcones mounted in stainless steel frames for the subwoofer columns. The sub bass drivers are one of the largest flatcones ever constructed, and feature 6" underhung voice coils within two separate magnetic structures. Double spiders are employed to stabilize the diaphragm. Each dome has a continuous power rating exceeding a thousand watts, and the diaphragm itself, consisting of a honeycomb laminate of carbon fiber and aluminum, is literally like armor plate. The acceleration of these remarkable low bass drivers simply must be experienced to believed. Separate acoustically inert enclosures are provided for each of the three driver arrays. Uniquely, the DDD line source may be precisely physically positioned in relation to the bass enclosures for optimal phasing by mean of telescoping aluminum mountings driven by linear actuators. Triple-amplification is mandatory, and German Physiks electronic crossovers are highly recommended. Cabinets are finished in hand matched, finely figured hardwood veneers enriched with multiple hand buffed layers of high gloss polyester lacquer. To prevent warpage over time, cabinet interiors as well as exteriors are both veneered and lacquered."

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