Merry Christmas! So you won a fat stack of cash on the scratchies your weird aunt bought you. Time to spend up, right? We have some inspiration for you.
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If you want to buy a wireless speaker for your house, why not buy a $3000 one? Why not buy one that has 4500 Watts of all-out audio oomph. The Devialet Phantom is well known as probably the best and definitely the most powerful wireless speaker that you can buy, and we called it “mind-blowing” when we tried it out ourselves. It’ll be a good addition to your new $25 million penthouse.
This is a to-scale R2-D2 sculpt that comes with screen-accurate lights and sounds and even an inbuilt holographic projector. At this price, a cryogenically frozen Kenny Baker better be included.
Vinyl is back with a vengeance — if you’ve visited any JB Hi-Fi or half-decent record store in the last year or two, you’d know this. And you can actually get amazing sound out of a vinyl record, if you want to invest in the tools for doing so. The Signature 12 is one of Pro-Ject Audio’s most high-end turntables, and has an appropriately massive range of features like a completely vibration-isolated platter that means it’s built to deliver utterly perfect turntable sound.
Carbon fibre stormtrooper helmet, guys. Carbon. Fibre. Stormtrooper helmet. Do I really need to say any more than this? Why would you not buy one and wear it everywhere? It’s even padded on the inside.
Tesla, from $120,000
Tesla’s Model X SUV is set to hit Aussie shores in the early months of 2017, making it a prime contender for your scratchies winnings. You could buy yourself a seven-seat all-wheel drive SUV that can hit 100km/h in 2.7 seconds with 613km of range. Y’know, if you wanted to. It also has doors that open outwards and upwards like a falcon’s wings, guys. Like a falcon.
You want to get a couple of speakers for your $15000 turntable and brand new video game vinyl collection, right? And you’d better do it properly. PMC’s MB2 SE speakers are only mid-sized — half-way in between a bookshelf and a full-height floorstander — but can still cover a massive frequency range, all the way down to a floor- and bowel-shaking 20Hz lower bass extension. If you want to lash out, also get the MB2-C SE centre channel and turn your setup into a home theatre.