Want List: Speakers Not For The Faint Of Heart

The 'Neolith' is for serious headbangers only

At 6' 2", weighing 385 pounds, painted Ferrari red (other colours are available) and made of tough resin polymer, the makers of the Neolith aren't kidding when they say their new speakers are 'not for the faint of heart'. They also cost £79,500.

Three years in the making, they're the work of the Kansas-based high-end audio company MartinLogan, the world's leading manufacturer of hybrid electrostatic loudspeakers (an electrostatic speaker produces sound by vibrating a flexible panel between two conductive pates – they're most commonly used as 'tweeters').

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The entire front and rear surfaces of the panels radiate sound to create a huge sound field that fills the room so convincingly, if you close your eyes you can't easily work out where it's coming from. Sure, they cost the same as a Mercedes-AMG CLS 63. But can a Merc belt out 'Appetite For Destruction'? Of course it can – just not as amazingly as these.

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