Buddha Went and Reincarnated Himself as a $13,250 SpeakerS

I'm certainly not a religious man, but nevertheless I have a sneaking suspicion "speakers" are not included in the Buddhist Wheel of Reincarnation.

And yet, this exists. What is it? Well, it's a speaker, certainly, but it's also a 23-karat gold leaf-covered Buddha statue that costs $13,250 ($43,000 for a pair).

Here's hoping version 2.0 has volume controls embedded in the belly that are controlled by generous rubbing. [TON via DVICE]