The Mark Neumann Coliseum XLS is a Beast of a Speaker

 - Jul 1, 2011
References: markneumannaudiocollection & technabob
Sound system enthusiasts will find the Mark Neumann Coliseum XLS to be exactly what they need to blast their favorite songs at full volume. If you don't think these speakers are beastly, the 580-pound shipping weight should convince you otherwise.

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.