Why pay so much for super high end?


Most speakers costing $50,000+ use Seas, Scan Speak or Accuton.

In DIY forums most speakers designed use bargain drivers and usually are only 2.0 designs not bookshelf or center speakers to complete a surround system.

I’d love to have a Scan Speak 11 speaker system for atmos with 3 way bookshelves, center and floorstanders.

Why aren’t the designs out there and why are you guys pissing away all your money.

Personally I won’t get an upgrade from my speakers unless it’s of this caliber and neither can I afford nor want to donate money to these thieves.

A 3rd party 11 speaker atmos scan Speak system would be nice but I’m not spending $250,000.

Why on earth aren’t there designs out there for this and why do you all piss away your money?

I don’t get why hi fi isn’t all DIY even honest factory direct companies mark up 300%.

Unless you pull in $1+ million a year and don’t have any time I don’t get it.

Are you guys lazy?

Someone easily could design a great crossover and cabinets for everyone and the days of paying over $3,500 for a pair of loud speakers if you got some time or know a friend who could build cabinets would be over. I know of people who could design cabinets that rival $100,000 speakers and cost less than 1% than that.  Someone with some experience could easily design a diamond, beryllium and soft dome and various versions for various tastes.

I don’t get it. Speakers are so simple.  Crossovers cabinets and drivers.

You guys just throw your money away I don’t understand it why?


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Another thought; You don't see Rolls Royce's and VW's sold out of the same showroom. Yet everything in audio is lumped together. A bit strange. My concern isn't the megabuck speakers but rather the $20,000 speaker becoming the norm. Oh well, my house can't hold anymore anyway! Joe
jmcgrogan25,689 posts02-22-2017 6:58ambetter put my hip-waders on....it’s really getting deep in here now. ;^)
Why isn’t Audiolatrine posting in this thread? Could it be that....he doesn’t have a super high end system? Just a super case of schizophrenia?!

Most people are sold a dream--fooled by the fancy brochures and advertisements, and dealers who have LITTLE experience with other brands they don't offer. 

Then they have to face the reality of being RIPPED off.  The only way to learn is get out there and listen for yourself.....don't go for brand names unless you have the dough.
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IF- there were a variety of high-end audio stores in your area, you could do a lot of auditioning- and then find a system that meets or exceeds the performance of certain super-expensive components for a good deal less. At least for your ears and tastes.  Since that is not an option for those living outside of NYC, Chicago, LA, etc. the next option is to attend audio shows, the CES, etc. The 3rd option is to find someone in the neighborhood that will let you listen to their rig.  If however all you have is 10,000 opinions about speaker cables on the internet, it really makes it hard to figure out what when where why and how. 
All i can say is i used to own B&W 801's and loved them--- until i heard a pair of Eggleston Andra's. which retailed for 3X as much.  I was able to get a demo pair of Eggs and was very happy i had saved up for them.
So... it took a lot of time and the ability to save up for something much better.  BUT- I have no desire to build a pair of Andra's myself, thank you.