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11 foot tall iPod dock provides bone-crushing beats for £350k

The AeroDream One is an iPod dock speaker system measuring a ridiculous 11 feet tall. It's the brainchild of laser guru Jean Michel Jarre.

Musician and laser afficionado Jean Michiel Jarre's new toy, the AeroDream One, was on show at IFA this year. It's an 11-foot tall iPod dock from Jarre's audio firm Jarre Technologies and it costs a whopping £350,000. Thankfully, the ladder comes included in the price.

The giant audio beast uses a subwoofer, two mid-frequency speakers and two high-frequency tweeters to provide 10,000W of sound -- that's enough to knock any old lady off her mobility scooter.

There's a handy ladder at the side so you can clamber up its dizzying heights and slap your iPod or iPhone into it. Hopefully there's a remote for it, so you don't need to climb back up every time you want to skip a track.

With a weight of 395kg, you'd better make sure you've got solid foundations or a sturdy load-bearing elephant positioned just under your floor.

If spending £350k on a monument to music doesn't quite fit your budget, Jarre Technologies offers a more modest 108cm-tall model for a less wallet-crushing €800 (£700). The AeroSystem One boasts a similar stainless-steel and glass construction, but uses only three speakers -- one 60W sub and two 30W satellite speakers.

Both systems are designed to offer audiophile quality sound, although only one will do so at a volume that can tear your house down -- guess which one it is.