$8 million speakers? Home theaters fit for a king

That speaker houses 375 pounds of gold? In the latest installment of Crave's series on the ultimate luxury entertainment, gawk at some seriously swank audio and visual equipment.

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Crave contributor Christopher MacManus regularly spends his time exploring the latest in science, gaming, and geek culture -- aiming to provide a fun and informative look at some of the most marvelous subjects from around the world.
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Boldly going where no budget has gone before. This Trekkie created his own theater modeled after a "Star Trek" ship bridge. Electronics Systems Consultants

For some people, an ordinary old giant flat-screen television and Blu-ray player just aren't enough.

How much would you spend for the best of the best? Some hard-core videophiles and audiophiles dump incredible amounts of cash on home theater equipment (and fancy home theaters) that can cost as much as the average car or house.

Over the last couple of weeks, Crave has journeyed into the world of ultra-luxury with opulent smartphones and tablets and jaw-droppingly fancy watches.

In the latest installment in our series, we look at some ultra-high-end home theater equipment -- and a few custom theaters -- that redefine the notion of excess.

Be warned, though. The gallery below might give you a serious case of upgrade-itis.

Home theater gear fit for royalty (pictures)

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