I think they are MBLYou've heard the saying, "What separates the men from the boys is the price of their toys!"
From the looks of things, I doubt it matters to this guy what they cost. It is a beautiful set up! Anybody know what those amps are?
Couldn't agree more, some people simply have disposable income like that. They simply want something that looks amazing in the space they have.MBL's are statement pieces, in the same vein as a Bugatti Veyron is. For someone looking at those speakers - or the Veyron, for that matter - price isn't a consideration. Not everything falls into the "best bang for the buck!" category thankfully (not that I could afford them, of course).
Precisely. When my friend graduated from high school and signed with the New York Yankees there wasn't a single set of speakers or amps he couldn't afford. He wasn't a avid audiophile but he always saw me drooling over audio gear, so what did he do?... He went out and bought the most expensive Martin Logan electrostats and Mark Levinson amps the dealer had with his signing bonus.MBL's are statement pieces, in the same vein as a Bugatti Veyron is. For someone looking at those speakers - or the Veyron, for that matter - price isn't a consideration. Not everything falls into the "best bang for the buck!" category thankfully (not that I could afford them, of course).
I agree, even if they were purchased purely for the "Bling" value, they are probably more than adequate for what they want in the audio department.I would probably want a bigger TV but the owners have it setup just the way they want it so I have no criticism towards anything there.
It looks very nice.
A $250,000.00 set of speakers. Could you make do it better for less? What I see is ridiculous.
Yup, it could be from the showroom.The picture is taken from MBL's website, so it might just be for appearances sake and not someone's actual setup.
You should frame that as opinion, instead of a sweeping generalization.I agree.
And of course, they are not selling to a knowledgeable market, at least not as theater and sound systems go. This also tells you that the system may not be that much better than say one that sells for perhaps, $12,000.00. I believe that at a certain point it's the "cocktail" that counts, not some supposed quality issue.
So you have heard these particular speakers?In fact, a system that reproduced a "perfect" replication of the original sound may not be one that is preferred. Is it a good system? Yes. And it is powerful enough to fill the room --and pretty too. Would I like to have one? <Drool>
You can either afford the cost of admission, or not. This system is not for "normal" humans. It is for those that want and can afford the state of the art.There used to be a 15 to 1 ratio of cost of manufacture to sales price for speakers, but today it may be different. Back when, that only applied to systems a normal human being could afford. Here it is a market where cost is of no concern. (One I'd like to be in!)