In the 2003 remake of the heist movie The Italian Job, the characters talk about what they will buy if they manage to pull it off. Two of the characters’ fantasies: Handsome Rob (played by Jason Statham) wants an Aston-Martin Vanquish and Lyle (Seth Green) already has the perfect sound system in mind:
Lyle: I’m getting a NAD T770 digital decoder with 70-watt amps and Burr-Brown DACs
Lyle: It’s a big stereo. Speakers so loud, they blow women’s clothes off!
Finding the ideal speakers, in real life, depends a lot on your individual sound preference, space and budget. For instance I try to find the maximum quality for the price I can afford. Plus, I live in an apartment flat, so my neighbors wouldn’t appreciate me trying to blow the roof off. So I am not exactly loyal to any particular brand.
Inspired by Lyle’s fondness for the ultimate sound system, below is a list of 5 powerful speakers money can buy.
KEF iQ50 Compact Floor Standing Speakers
Prices start from $299.99 for this bass-reflex speakers from Britain. They’re affordable, offer quality sound and you won’t have a fit while trying to find the right place for them.
Peavey SP4 PA Speaker
With a 2000-Watts program and a 4000 Watts peak; Peavey’s SP4 PA is available at the not-so- cheap price of $899.95.
Bose enables you to choose from a wild range of products from computer speakers to home theater systems, from outdoor speakers to live systems and stereo speakers. Their stereo speakers include bookshelf, in-ceiling, floor-standing speaker models and more. The prices start from $158.95 (for bookshelf speaker system) and goes up to $1,398.95 (floor-standing speaker system). Prices from Bose’s US website.
The prices start at $11,000. They are great for home theaters too. The company website gives you the option to select your country so that you can get a list of locations that you can go shop for their products.
There are many models and the website lists the components of each product as well.
Krell has been producing speakers since 2000 and their speakers are famous for their powerful amplifiers and dynamic sound flow. Krell’s speakers are Modulari Duo Reference Speakers (capable of reproducing any & every note on an 88-key grand piano at a cost $65,000). Modulari Primo Reference Speakers and Master Reference Subwoofers can reach 120dB at 20Hz and cost $15,700. The Modulari Primo costs about $20,000 a pair
If you’re able to pull of that perfect heist like the cast of The Italian Job, you should be able to afford both the Aston-Martin Vanquish and that perfect sound system. Otherwise, budgets usually prevail and price becomes a factor. Sound off and let us know your sound system.