Ladies and gentlemen, you're looking at the new statement speakers from Marten Design. Clocking in at a massive $250,000, the Marten Design Coltrane Supremes sport the only diamond midrange driver in the entire universe. Yes, 2 inches of manmade diamond accompany the famous Accuton 1 inch diamond tweeter for more ice than 50 Cent.
Below the diamonds are a slew of Accuton's 7 inch ceramic mid-range and mid-bass drivers. The second cabinet is a subwoofer with four 9 inch ceramic drivers for flat extension down to 15Hz. An active crossover is incorporated for room correction. The whole package is wrapped in glorious carbon fiber with a Kevlar honeycomb support structure inside.
Pretty wild stuff. These guys will have an exhibition at CES called "The Swedish Statement" with all kinds of other hyper-expensive gear for a total package price of $402,300. Of course, I'll be there listening and, naturally, wetting my pants. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it.
More info over at HiFiSaga Blog and check out the Swedish Statement site for more technical details as well as a very instructive tutorial on Swedish women, public nudity and high-end audio. Screw Cancun, Sweden just became my next vacation destination.