For $4.5 Million, These 'Aural Pleasure' Speakers Better Sound Damn Good

What would you do with a few million dollars? Be you the boat-buying, mansion-purchasing mogul or the super-cautious invest-it-all type, I doubt you'd have considered blowing the lot on a single set of "D&W Aural Pleasure" speakers from the UK's Hart Audio. Sure, they're made of 18ct gold and will make you hear [insert you favourite deity here], but it's a highly questionable way to convert one's sizeable liquid assets into a decidedly illiquid entity.

The Aural Pleasures come in three metals: gold, silver and bronze, costing £3 million ($4.52m), £200,000 ($301,161) and £40,000 ($60,232) respectively. Only a single gold model exists, while five silver and 99 bronze sets are available for the more budget-conscious.

Each unit is equipped with three drivers and adjustable chrome stands and according to the official product page, feature the following stats:

Sensitivity: 97dB, 1W at one metre Impedance: 5Ω Frequency range: 47Hz -- 37kHz +\-4dB & 39Hz-47kHz +\- 10dB

So, ah, anyone interested in buying a pair? Something tells me we'd have a hard time convincing Hart to send us some for review.

[Hart Audio, via Born Rich]

Photos: Hart Audio

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    $4.5M for an ass-speaker. Or a fat guy with no neck sitting with terrible posture. Either way, they look disgusting and no amount of sound quality will make me like these.

      If it had a red 'b' logo and doubled the price, then maybe they're onto something.

      Yes, they look terrible. Some pop star is probably going to buy them anyway though.

    I question the level of sound quality if something as simple as the aesthetics of the metals used in the outside material is such a driving force in the price. You mean to tell me a speaker made from Gold is going to sound better at 4.5 million than it's $60,000 bronze counterpart?

    I thought these were better speakers:

    Gold is probably one of the best investments you can make long term. Only 10yrs ago it was about US$400 per oz, now it's over $1,600. That's a pretty good return if you ask me. So potentially your $4.5M speakers will be worth $18M in 10 years time.

    Better still, if you have a recording studio you can write them off as tax too! Who cares what they sound like.

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