Some of the most expensive speakers in the world have features you simply won’t find in lower-priced models. If you’ve put in the best home entertainment system money can buy, you won’t want to skimp on the speakers. With so many different choices in sound systems, narrowing it down to the top 7 takes a lot of research. We’ve gathered that information for you here to save you time and effort.
Shape Audio – Organic Harmony
This speaker is far more than a piece you set up in a hidden corner of the room. Shape Audio’s Organic Harmony is a musical sculpture and speaker all in one. Two different audio channels are built into one unit, which measures 53 inches from base to top. Easily stream music via a Wi-Fi connection or through an Ethernet cord. Over 375 pounds of 18-karat gold makes up this speaker system, which will cost you right around $7.4 million and serve as an elegant centerpiece in any home.
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Hart Audio – Aural Pleasure
Hart Audio’s attention to detail is the hallmark of the Aural Pleasure line of speakers. The curved shape and heavy weight of the speakers is all part of the detailing that creates little to no vibration in the sound quality. The speakers have three drive units each and come in bronze, silver and gold. These heavier metals are used to create a rich tone, similar to the resonance of church bells. The gold speakers are valued at approximately $4 million.
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Transmission Audio – Ultimate
More than just a speaker, the Ultimate by Transmission Audio is ideal for use with the most expensive home theatre system you can buy and will give you the closest thing to an in-theater sound outside of the cinema. The system comes with 12 individual speakers, which are custom-built to your specific needs and uses dynamic propulsion ribbons and has a sensitivity of +100dB/1W/1meter. One of the benefits of dynamic propulsion is that it can prevent hearing damage. The Ultimate is a bargain compared to our top two most expensive speakers, coming in at a mere $2 million.
Kharma – Grand Enigma
Unlike its name, the amazing sound quality of the Grand Enigma isn’t mysterious. The most unique thing about the Grand Enigma is that only one has been made, making it a unique collector’s item as well. The speakers were built in Belgium for a client who wanted the large set of speakers for his home. Although these speakers, which were commissioned for $1 million, are not available for sale, you can still purchase high-end speakers around the $600,000 range from Kharma. Or, better yet, commission your own set of speakers made just the way you’d like.
Wisdom Audio – Infinite Wisdom Grande Loudspeaker
Want to blast your favorite song at over 120dB? The Infinite Wisdom Grande loudspeaker is a sharp choice at around $700,000 a pair. These speakers rise over 13 feet into the air and were created for the world’s largest mansions and palaces. The speakers weigh around 2 tons. Planar-magnetic arrays are stacked three high and the system contains subwoofers that are 8 feet tall. Currently, the company is not producing the Infinite series. However, they have several other speakers that are comparable, including custom systems created to meet the very specific needs of each client.
Backes & Müller – BM 100
Next up on our list of most expensive speakers is the BM 100, which has a sensitivity of 120dB. The speaker features 16 drivers, an internal sensor system that constantly regulates sound and matrix displays. The speakers are digitally equalized, which means that the speakers are easily adjusted to the specific acoustics of any type of room. Whether you have sweeping cathedral ceilings or you want to place the speakers in a small study, Backes and Muller’s speakers will meet those needs. The BM 100 is made in Germany and runs right around $630,000.
Steinway Lyngdorf Model D Speakers
Steinway Lyngdorf set out to create a sound quality so high that listeners would not be able to tell if the music came from a live Steinway piano or from a recording. The result was the Steinway Lyngdorf Model D speaker system features what Lyndgdorf calls the “Perfect Room.” This means that listeners can sit anywhere in the room and enjoy the same excellent sound. Tone, clarity and volume are the same, no matter how close or far the listeners are from the speakers.
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California Audio Technology – MBX
MBX sounds more like apt to be a name for a motocross bike than one of the world’s most expensive speakers. The price of this system varies, depending on how many speakers you purchase. Expect to pay around $110,000 each, which means this system could quickly overtake the others in luxury, depending on how many you need to achieve the sound you desire. Each woofer features separate amplifiers and the system features room balancing subwoofers. Expect to use as many as 100 subwoofers per room.
Choosing from the List of Most Expensive Speakers
With so many high-quality speakers on the market, it can be a challenge to choose which one will work best in your home or business. Remember that the most expensive speakers aren’t necessarily the best speakers for your needs. Instead, consider the features you need, the aesthetics of the system and how well the speakers will integrate with equipment you already own. If you’re in doubt, contact the manufacturer to find out which system they recommend that matches your needs.