Kaiser Kawero! ClassicPrice: $56,000 per pair

Website: www.kaiser-acoustics.com

Jeff said: The Kaisers sound simply huge, with none of the negatives you might think that implies; e.g., a ten-foot-wide singer. There are times when you just want to kick back and relax into a massive soundstage, letting the music wash over you from seemingly every direction. You want to feel the power of music in your chest, while letting the highs caress your ears with subtle but detailed sound. You want to occasionally open your eyes and be amazed that the beautiful yet modest structures in the corners of your room are doing all that and more.

Read the SoundStage! Ultra review.

The gist: Unique and impressive sonic and visual qualities from a flagship loudspeaker from Germany.