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$27,000 Speakers! [message #86972] Wed, 10 January 2018 15:11 Go to next message
Ziggy  is currently offline Ziggy
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Has anyone ever heard of anything so silly? Why would a normal person try to spend that much on a speaker? Rich people might like these floor standing speakers and won't blink at the $27,000 but I don't know any of them!https://www.sony.com/electronics/speakers/ss-ar1
Re: $27,000 Speakers! [message #86976 is a reply to message #86972 ] Thu, 11 January 2018 04:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pique  is currently offline Pique
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If I had so much money that I wouldn't miss the $27,000, I'm sure I would buy them too! LOL. It must be great to be so rich that one can afford to spend so much money on such things.
Re: $27,000 Speakers! [message #86978 is a reply to message #86972 ] Thu, 11 January 2018 04:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tikki  is currently offline Tikki
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I hear you, Pique. Those must be some real high quality speakers to command such a high price. I say if they can afford them, they should go ahead and buy them! I would do the same if I could.
Re: $27,000 Speakers! [message #86979 is a reply to message #86972 ] Thu, 11 January 2018 07:05 Go to previous message
johnnycamp5  is currently offline johnnycamp5
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Some audiophiles have the funds to own costly speakers they can be proud of, nothing wrong with that.

In my experience, some very expensive speakers are the result of brand name, cabinet work, and the way they are finished.
They may not sound any better in your environment (or could sound worse) than a $700. set of tower speakers for instance.

I once owned (built) a pair almost identical to those linked, using even more expensive scan speak drivers.
Basically a dual, small woofer (bass array) with a nice mid-range and beryllium tweeter.
The enclosures were less fancy, but maybe not, as they had a nice piano black finish (that's a matter of taste)..

They were a proven design diy (supposedly), and still cost me over $4000. just for the drivers and crossovers, combined with lumber and finish materials, not including my time in labor to build them.

I was never happy with their sound, and sold them after a year or so. I found them to be very "un-exciting". I just could not get to enjoying them.
I now attribute that to their very low sensitivity.

It was a lesson learned for me, that I don't particularly care for the sound of low sensitivity speakers, requiring the need for tons of (solid state) watts/power.

I recommend anyone looking to buy very expensive consumer grade speakers, to be sure of what type of speaker you enjoy the sound of (low sensitivity vs. high) before investing.

Low sensitivity tower speakers like these can be
"all bark and no bite" LOL!






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