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Old 15th December 2003, 03:21 PM   #1
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I was looking through the Jan/Feb, 2004 edition of "AudioVideo Interiors". There are two sets of speakers featured in a section appropriately titled, "TODAY'S MOST OUTRAGEOUS PRODUCTS". First: for a mere $149,000 per pair, a set of Westlake Audio SM-1 Towers. They are 5-way towers that weigh 975-lbs and nearly 6-ft tall. Each has dual 18-in woofers, a 12-in midbass, a 2-in horn loaded compression midrange, a 1-in horn loaded compression tweeter and a .5-in compression super tweeter.

Second: For $125,000 EACH...Wilson Audio's X2 Alexandria. All I saw was somthing about a "newly developed front-firing port, along with increased driver surface..." I assume the X-1 which was the predecessor to this model lacked this state of the art front port.

All tongue-n-cheek cloning jokes aside, who actually buys these things?
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Old 15th December 2003, 03:50 PM   #2
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"who actually buys these things?"

...people with more money than we have!

here's a link with Wilson info (article) has some nice pictures.
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Old 15th December 2003, 06:39 PM   #3
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"who actually buys these things?"

People with more money than brains.
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Old 15th December 2003, 06:49 PM   #4
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obviously more money than sense is the way I see it
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Old 15th December 2003, 06:58 PM   #5
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Cool Urgh My eyes!

Those things are so big and ugly
They look like they are from the set of the TV show buck rogers, do they go "begly begly, gee buck" when you switch them on?



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Old 15th December 2003, 07:05 PM   #6
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All kidding aside, this is exactly the sort of speaker which is best cloned, if cloning is your thing. Given the markup, there's a return of some serious value in your time.
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Old 15th December 2003, 08:52 PM   #7
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Wink OK, who's gonna clone these?

Just wanted to change my title to correct spelling along with the contraction/slang (gonna)
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i might build a pair of these .. MAYBE..

they do look interesting..
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i might build a pair of these .. MAYBE..

they do look interesting..
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Old 15th December 2003, 10:34 PM   #10
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Hello to all of you,
recently I visited this sited and I registered on the forum.

I'm sending you some pictures of speakers that we made in Novi Sad - Yougoslavia in 1994. (Model_1)

Few years later the spekaer was rebuilt into model named Master Reference.

For more informations visit www.karanacoustics.com or www.karan-acoustics.com

That's all for now.
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