Boutique American high-end electronic manufacturer McIntosh is at it again. A few months ago, they debuted the excellent MA9000 integrated amplifier. Last month, they unveiled their latest creation, the seven-foot-tall lithe floor- standing speakers called the XRT2.1K that they claims were 45 years in the making. The speakers have a four-way design and are fitted with 81 Nanocarbon Fibre/Nomex Honeycomb drivers. There are six eight-inch long- throw woofers, two 6.5-inch low-frequency midrange drivers, 28 two-inch midrange dome drivers and 45 0.75-inch dome tweeters. Collectively, these speakers can handle up to 2,000 watts of power, generating enough sound to keep the neighbours awake. Or frighten unsuspecting pets too.

$130,000 (Dhs478,000) for a pair at