Saturday, November 29, 2008
Most Expensive Speakers
Wilson Audio, makers of high end audio systems such as MAXX, the WATT/Puppy System and Sophia, have combined and perfected the technologies utilized during the development of these systems into their flagship speaker system, the Alexandria X-2. Winner of the 2005 Soundstage! Edge of the Art award and the 2004 Ultra Audio Product of the Year, the X-2 is the most expensive speaker system in the world.
This expensive speaker system includes a 13” woofer, a 15” woofer, 2 midrange 7” speakers, a tweeter and a rear-firing super tweeter. They run on a minimum of 20 watts with 8-Ohms of impedance. They stand exactly 6 feet tall and weigh 750 lbs (1500 lbs total). They come in four colors, with eleven “upgrade” colors available to those willing to spend a little extra.
The X-2 may look like the X-1, but the similarity ends there. With Aspherical Group Delay and tracks with over 30 indents for each driver module, these expensive loudspeakers can deliver optimal performance to any position in any room.
So how much do the most expensive speakers in the world cost? You can own a pair of X-2s for $135,000 USD. This price includes installation, a process which every Wilson dealer has been specially trained to perform.