10 Most Expensive Speakers In The World
Looking for the loudest, most crystal clear speakers available? Well, if you have at least five figures to spare, this list of the most expensive speakers in the world could just be an ideal shopping list.
10. Bowers and Wilkins Nautilus, $60,000
Valued at $60,000, the Nautilus is known for its crystal-clear sound quality. This 47.6-inch speaker contains the famous Nautilus tube loading, and it has a bass entirely made of aluminum. The speaker comes with four channels and produces sounds between the frequencies of 10Hz to 25 kHz. The speakers are available in black, blue, and silver. The audio system weighs 86.5 kg.
9. Wilson Audio MAXX, $68,000
Valued at $68,000 a pair, you might be forgiven to think these Wilson Audio MAXX speakers look like an ATM. However, these high-quality speakers are made from high-density and resin-based composites. They come with two woofers and a tweeter. Plus they play sound in the frequency of 20 Hz to 21 kHz. It has a sensitivity level of 93 dB.
8. Wisdom Audio LS4 Speakers, $80,000
The Wisdom LS4 speakers are priced at $80,000. This 80-inch speaker set has a dynamic speaker capable of producing sounds over 120 dB. It uses magnetic thin-film plates and the highest quality engineering.
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7. YG Acoustics Anat Reference II, $107,000
Despite being priced at $107,000, this speaker doesn’t even make it one of the top 5 most expensive speakers in the world. Yet, this six-figure modular speaker from YG Acoustics will blow your mind with its sound quality. The speaker set includes two subwoofers to produce optimum bass levels.
6. Final Audio Opus 204, $450,000
One of the most expensive speakers in the world is the Final Audio Opus 204. This spectacular speaker costs $450,000 and weighs a whopping 800 kg. It was first showcased at the 2013 Munich High-End Show.
Manufactured by the Japanese Company Final Audio, the Opus 204 is one of the best speakers you can get if you can afford $450,000. Amazingly, this giant speaker set has to be installed in a house before construction is finished. That’s right, the building is constructed around the speaker set!
The speakers use sand-filled, ultra-thin aluminum cones that weigh around eight grams each.
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5. Backes & Muller BM 100, $550,000
Following close on the heels of the last most expensive speakers is the Backes & Muller BM 100. For this hi-fi speaker, you’ll need to shell out just over half a million, $550,000 to be exact.
You’ll also need some space in your room to accommodate the towering height of 230cm of the BM 100. One of the most impressive features is the large mid-range horn that is 2.3m high, and it has a front area that spans 1.75 sq. meters.
Bass jets frame this entire speaker to create a wall of sound that can produce up to 10m long bass waves.
4. Wisdom Audio Infinite Wisdom Grande, $700,000
The Wisdom Audio Infinite Wisdom Grande is available for $700,000 and weighs a total of two tons. The speakers are designed specifically for multi-level rooms in large homes, palaces, halls, and ballrooms. A famous claim about this unit is that it can give out sound pressure levels over 120 dB.
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3. Cessaro Horn Acoustics Omega 1, $1 Million
Made by horn speaker specialist Cessaro Horn Acoustics, these are top-of-the-line model speakers that are 2.8m tall and weigh 4.5 tons.
The Omega 1 system comes with six 40cm bass units that drive the front-loaded horns. The cabinets and side panels are available in a wide range of veneers.
The Omega 1 is priced at $1 million and is the first seven-figure speaker on this list.
2. CAT MBX Powered Speakers, $3.6 Million
The second most expensive speaker in the world right now is the CAT MBX Powered Speakers.
Amazingly, the MBX system from CAT can hit $16 million in value if customized to the maximum. And each custom-built set of $3.6m speakers weighs five tons.
They house 55cm subwoofers, 23cm woofers, 3cm tweeters, and 14cm mid-range speakers. The enclosures themselves are over 20cm thick and are manufactured with CAT’s own secret lamination procedure.
To purchase this expensive set of speakers, you need to go to the offices of California Audio Technology and place a customized order in person.
1. Hart Audio D&W Aural Pleasure, $5 Million
Priced at $5 million, the Hart Audio D&W Aural Pleasure speakers are the definition of luxury. The 76 cm cabinet of this speaker has been made from solid 24-carat gold.
The speaker set runs on three speaker drive units, making the loudspeaker yield a controlled and well-balanced audio signal. It is believed that the speaker is made up of around 100 kgs gold – and tops this most expensive speakers list.