More speakers from outer space

$13,500 Vivid Audio B1

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Ridiculously expensive loudspeakers seem to be something of a trend on Crave lately, alongside more realistic products for the rest of us. And while not all can command prices of $150,000 , there's no shortage of those that can still drain a budget in a hurry.

One thing we've noticed is a curious phenomenon regarding their design, which appears to get more interplanetary with each level of pricing. The "Vivid Audio B1 Loudspeakers," for example, have taken an alien-type form that we've observed in other species in the galaxy.

Maintaining a unique design is a feat of engineering in itself. As Uncrate observes, "The two mid-bass drivers are internally coupled via a screw tensioning unit for reaction canceling, and the cabling is routed through the arms of the base, leaving its great looks intact." That's all very impressive but, at $13,500 a pair, we should get a few round trips to Mars thrown in as well.

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