Well that didn't take long. Just after we thought we'd come across one of the $860,608, to be exact, which makes it the "world's most expensive stereo system" in the estimation of BornRich.of sound equipment seen in awhile, along comes another to beat it out in spades. Not only does this system featured at Berlin's IFA trade show have an exceedingly esoteric design, but it's even more exclusive because of its price:
The centerpiece of this monstrosity is the Clearaudio "Statement" turntable pictured here for $137,000, flanked by 5.1 JBL speakers at $68,700 a pair and four Velodyne subwoofers totaling $52,000. The Krell amps alone are worth $163,000, and a Mark Levinson pre-amp is priced at $54,000. Various other components make up the rest of the overall cost.
And here we thought the $150,000 "" was expensive; maybe now we'll start seeing it on sale at Costco. In the meantime, ponder this: If the Clearaudio set-up tacked on the " " audio system, the total price tag would approach $2 million.