“Minimalist” is not exactly the word that comes to mind when one thinks of a set of solid gold speakers that are decorated with diamonds. Yet that is the only word that applied to the River’sTone speakers created by a Japanese company called Anodic Supply in association with Michio Sakamoto – a sound engineer and former director of a Sony complex in Shinanomachi, Tokyo. The solid gold versions of these visually stunning speakers use over half a quintal of pure gold. Take a minute to digest that information.
The 2 speakers and one amp are small with 12.4 x 13 x 17 cm dimensions, however they’re pretty powerful and deliver extremely high quality sound thanks to the liberal use of gold. According to the website the “Solid gold bodies achieve the lowest ‘longitudinal elastic modulus/density’ resulting in incredible clarity and a transparently pure audio signal.” The set has been designed to be extremely neat with no joints, gaps or screws visible from the front or sides. Each piece is hand made in Japan.
The speakers are available in gold and silver plated forms as well as solid sterling silver and solid gold forms. The speakers feature custom designed grills encrusted with diamonds or zirconia and are optional. The solid gold version features 40 carats of flawless diamonds and is supposedly priced at over €4.5 million! In dollars the final amount is nearly $5 million.
It’s very likely that these speakers are strictly made to order and the only way to get one is by contacting the agents listed on the River’sTone website.
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