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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I expect it's already happened Barry.
    Indeed it has. And then some. At the risk of making Barry look like Doctor Evil making a ransom demand, here are some $2 million loudspeakers:

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Trans...m-118692.shtml
    Martin



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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I expect it's already happened Barry.
    It seems it has: http://worldmost.org/most-expensive-speakers/
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Has anyone ever confirmed their existence? I find the specs unbelievable frankly.... 143dB continuous? At what frequency? and what distance?

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    I wonder how much it costs, to build a pair of Kiss speakers? (Before profit etc)

    S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    Has anyone ever confirmed their existence? I find the specs unbelievable frankly.... 143dB continuous? At what frequency? and what distance?
    6KW of power spread over 'a mind-boggling array of forty 15” subwoofers and twenty-four 8” woofers. Summing these with the 210ft, 2” HF/midrange ribbon and the 13ft, 1” UHF ribbon'

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    I've had the best part of 120db in my little 'den'. Mind you, that needed around 40 watts .


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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I've had the best part of 120db in my little 'den'. Mind you, that needed around 40 watts .
    So with an extra 7,960 watts you could reach +143dB, though I doubt your speakers (or your hearing) would survive!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Yes. I know loudness is on a steep curve. Can't remember if thats exponential, parabolic, tangental, sinusoidal or other though.

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    I believe sound pressure levels of 200dB above the threshold of hearing can kill.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Dunno. Never tried it!

    Wouldn't make one too popular with neighbours I should think.

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