Make no mistake, we've seen our fair share
of astronomically priced speakers
, but Perfect8's latest may be one that actually looks halfway worth the ludicrous price. This glass-contained center channel rocks a set of casters, gold accents and a bevy of drivers. From the top, you'll find a 28-millimeter silk dome tweeter, a pair of 5.25-inch MG-cone drivers and a couple of 7-inch speakers about midway down. The FORCE Center reportedly has a frequency response of 35Hz to 34,000Hz, can handle 200-watts of steady power and can be adjusted for 4:3 and 16:9 viewing (whatever that means). Of course, most of us will be drooling at this beauty from afar, as the $40,000 asking price will shoo away all but the wealthiest of aficionados.