MartinLogan Spire Speakers— $8,500 of Electrostatic Sound

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These new electrostatic speakers from MartinLogan have some fancy-sounding tech built in, and are hand built too. There's the ultra-rigid "AirFrame™" Curvilinear Line Source XStat audio transducer, and a selectable 35Hz equalization option— to better suit your room acoustics. The cabinets come in a variety of woods including maple, wenge, and rotary-cut bubinga. It's a shame I'll never get to hear what the sound quality is like, though: they are $8,500 a pair. For that you do get 200W of sound with apparently "flawless precision." And a pair of very good looking floor-standing speakers. Available soon. [MartinLogan via Ecoustics]

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@kaneshadow: Electro Static is not a gimmick, and has does have phenominal sound. I have had a pair of Martin Logans for many years, and can attest that, for those who love their music, they are worth the money.

Yes, you can get a great set of speakers from Best Buy for $1500 to $2000 that will make most people happy. But, if music is a passion, Martin Logans are worth it. I have the same feelings for Bang & Olufsen.