Metronome Technologie of France has unveiled an exclusive new CD transport named Kalista Ultimate SE for $77,000. To start with, a CD transport is a CD player with a digital output. A CD transporter acts as a transport mechanism to send the digital information off a CD to an external digital to analog converter, bypassing its own digital to analog converter section – that is what the device does. The hitch here is that to put this device into full use; you will also need to connect a digital to analog converter.
So what really is the point for such a high cost? It isn’t even gold plated or diamond studded. It is just really heavy – 181 pounds – that’s it.