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In time for Xmas, Wisdom's $700,000 Infinite Grande speakers!

One of the world's most expensive speakers, Wisdom Audio's Infinite Grande, is ideal for those lucky souls who can afford the very best.

Steve Guttenberg
Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Stereophile.
Steve Guttenberg
Yes, bigger is better! Wisdom Audio

How grand is it? The entire system weighs 3,800 pounds, stands thirteen feet tall, and was designed to fill even the most lavish homes, and yes, palaces with sound! The system employs three stacked planar-magnetic arrays and eight-foot tall subwoofers. I've heard Wisdom's statuesque speakers at high-end shows and they really do produce a sense of scale that conventionally sized speakers can't muster. For those lucky enough to afford the very best, the Infinite Grande closes the gap between mere hi-fi and the sound of the real thing. The better the speaker the less you hear it sounding like a speaker. So if you're passionate about music, and yearn to have the sound of Jimi Hendrix or Duke Ellington or Bob Marley materialize in your abode, high-end audio will provide the means. Wisdom Audio is based in Carson City, Nevada.

The manufacturer claims the Infinite Wisdom Grande is capable of producing sound pressure levels in excess of 120 dB, which is really, really loud. But being a high-end speaker, it can play loud without generating ear shattering distortion, so you can listen at realistic volume levels without strain. The large subwoofer towers house a total of twenty-four 12-inch woofers!

The Sage, Wisdom's new affordable speaker line. Wisdom Audio

Wisdom offers a range of speaker types and is just about to introduce a new model, the Sage; prices start at a more approachable $10K per pair.