The Mark Neumann Coliseum XLS is 43¾ inches tall, has an average sensitivity of 95 dB and full-range frequency response from 20 Hz – 20kHz. It's pretty awesome.
The only thing preventing me from picking up these badboys is the steep $40,000 price tag.
Implications - Consumers are willing spend a lot on items that are advertised as high-end and exclusive because it satiates their desire for prestige. Corporations can generate just as much revenue with lesser-produced, but higher-costing products as they can with mass-produced goods.