Perfect8 shatters wallet with $566,000 glass-speaker system

Audiophiles the world over have taken a shine to Perfect8 Technologies' ground-breaking glass speakers.

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

The Force tower speaker. Perfect8 Technologies

Getting crystal clear sound never comes cheap, but Perfect8 Technologies' ultimate Perfect8 5.1 system shatters the price ceiling for glass-speaker systems.

The $566,000 ensemble consists of two Force tower speakers for the front left and right, a Force Center channel speaker, and a pair of Point speakers as surround speakers. If stereo is all that you need, a pair of Points go for a more modest $149,000. The advanced-technology designs represent the latest thinking in "see through," highly transparent sound quality.

Perdect8 Technologies is a Swedish manufacturer of high-end ribbon tweeters. dynamic loudspeakers, and subwoofers. The company was founded in 2005 with a mission: produce the world's most exclusive and best sounding loudspeaker systems.

Since I haven't actually heard any Perdect8 speakers, I'm in no position to judge their sound; however, the company is developing a buzz among adventurous and wealthy audiophiles.

I discovered Perfect8 Technologies' glass speakers on the Ultimate AV Web site.

You'll find more images of Perfect8 Technologies' glass speakers after the jump.

Perfect8 Technologies' glass center speaker. Perfect8 Technologies
Perfect8 Technologies' Point speaker can be used as front main or as surround speakers. Perfect8 Technologies
Perfect8 Technologies' subwoofer is sold separately or included with the Point. Perfect8 Technologies