These speakers are clad in porcelain because, according to designer Noboru Kawamura, it gives a warmer sound than mere wood or plastic. What would happen to these 5 x 5 x 6-inch babies, though, if La Castafiore hits a high note in the aria you're blasting out on them? Let's hope nothing serious because, at a shade under $400, they're far too expensive to replace. [Luxury Launches]
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