These seven-foot-high, 500-pound Steinway Lyngdorf speakers apparently sound pretty amazing. They look cool too.
They'd better, for $150,000. They remind me a bit of an advertisement I saw perhaps 25 years ago in one of my mom's copies of Architectural Digest magazine. I still remember the ad copy almost perfectly:
When your neighbor asks where he can get an Aston Martin Lagonda like yours, tell him he probably can't.
(Coincidentally, back in 1976 when that particularly ugly Aston Martin model was introduced, it also cost $150,000.)
Anyway, the same Steinway magazine in which I read about the speakers featured pianos, of course, but also luxury wooden boats, high-end Swiss watches, and even (in an ad my wife spotted) custom-bred dogs.
I wonder what percentage of people who spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a Steinway piano actually play it very often?
Labels: audio, cd, gadgets, money, music