• May 23rd 2006 at 12:52PM
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The most credible threat to Apple's dominance in the consumer electronics marketplace may turn out to be Ferrari, which has added a $20,000 tower speaker called the Art.Engine to its lineup of branded electronics that also includes laptops, MP3 players and cell phones. Designed by David Wiener Ventures, the Art.Engine is available in most Ferrari colors and features WiFi connectivity to receive wirelessly streamed music from your computer and a low-tech minijack to plug in your iPod. Your 20 Gs won't buy you standard RCA or digital inputs, however. Exclusivity will be guaranteed by the limited run of only 1,000 copies.
Now, we know less about the art of high-end audio than we do about... nearly anything else, so we'll take SonicFlare's word for it that while the Art.Engine may sound great and certainly sell out, Ferrari's too smart to submit its speaker tower to any publications for a serious review.

[Source: David Wiener Ventures]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have a client that has six tower ferrari speakers in his house. he doesnt like the fact that he can see the wires coming out of the wall to the back of the speakers. he wants me to build cabinets around them. I am a master craftsman and i hit a wall with this idea because of the cost of the speakers. can anyone give me some cool ideas?
      • 9 Years Ago
      About as useful as those "ferrari" acer laptops.
      • 9 Years Ago
      John, according to the Art.Engine site, it does have RCA, but no stereo mini.
      Just wanted to let you know.

      Still overpriced, though.
      • 9 Years Ago
      20K for something to plug your iPod into????
      This is TERRIBLE and a horrible reflection on Ferrari. Look at the specs

      The 16 mid-range drivers are supposed to handle all of the lows thru mids, with just 2 tweeters at the top for the hi's. Can you say "Will sound like crap."? Where's the optical to hook it up to my computer or the RCA (or even standard spkr wire) to hook up to a receiver?

      Even if I had the 20k, there's no way I'd waste it on this.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Isn't this a little large to carry along with you IPod?