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The Best of the Best: or, If I Had A Billion Dollars


As the Christmas season fast approaches, our minds dwell not only on what we can do for others but on how we might enhance our own lives given unlimited wealth and of course our own good taste. So if your great uncle George remembered you in his will or the money tree you have in the backyard produced an excellent harvest this holiday season, here are four definite must have life enhancers.

Automobiles

Everyone knows that the car you drive says a lot about who you are.

Best of the best: McLaren F1

McLaren F1 - best of the best
This car will define you as one who has the ultimate need for speed and impeccable style. The McLaren F1 is the fastest, most powerful and most expensive production car in the world. The F1 was developed by McLaren cars LTD, a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading Formula One Teams based in Britain.

Highlights:

CD system, Air Conditioning, Power Windows.
Seating for 3 including the driver in a central driving position.
Engine: 6.1 Litre V12 by BMW
Power: 627 Horsepower @ 7400 rpm
Torque: 500 lb-ft @ 5600 rpm
TOP SPEED: 237 MPH, THIS IS THE FASTEST ROAD CAR IN THE WORLD!
0-60: 3.2 seconds
0-100: 6.3 secs
Quarter Mile: 11.1 secs
1 Kilometre: under 20 secs

Price tag: £634,000, that’s about $ 1.6 Million Canadian!

 

The Dream Stereo System

Everyone in life needs a little music to excite or calm the senses. This combination of essential components, amplifier, CD player, Digital/Analog converter and speakers, is the most expensive at this time. Not being an audiophile I can only assume most expensive equals best sound. You can purchase this system and be the judge. Guaranteed to blow the doors off your bedroom.

The Master Reference Amplifier, Krell Master Series

Best stereo - Krell Master Series

Power! Power! And more Power! The Ultimate listening experience! Unprecedented control and accuracy, ensuring maximum performance.

Highlights:
Krell CAST circuitry for the most accurate signal transfer between analog components.
Power is derived from 216 proprietary Krell output transistors and 64 identical power regulator transistors under any condition of load and signal
Compatible with professional audio components
Three remote control on/off systems

Price Tag: $75,000 US

The Master Reference Subwoofer, Krell Master Series

Best - Master Reference Subwoofer

Highlights:
Weight: 420 pounds
Dimensions: footprint of four square feet
Power: 650 Watts of pure Class A power – a total of 2600 Watts! 120 dB sound at 20 Hz
Case: 1 inch machined aluminum chassis encases two 15-inch woofers with wind tunnel like air flow, a sophisticated digitally controlled crossover network, and remains totally immovable under all conditions.

Price Tag: $60,000 US for the pair

Burmester Reference Belt-Drive CD Transport 969

Best Stereo - Burmester Reference Belt-Drive CD Transport 969

Highlights:
Belt drive and triple mechanical de-coupling of the drive unit insulates the sampling process from all external interference.Perfect digital replication of the analog wave shape. Differences between analog and digital sound reproduction are beyond your ability to hear them.Silver or black anodized chassis.Screws and plaques are available in gold-plated. Remote control supplied as standard.
Weight: 28.5 kg (approx. 58 lbs.)
Dimensions: 450 x 170 x 340 mm

Price Tag: $27,500 US

Burmester Reference-Line Digital/Analog Converter 970 SRC

Burmester Reference-Line Digital/Analog Converter 970 SRC

The 970 SRC in tandem with the 969 Reference-Line Belt-Drive CD Transport are rated as the best digital playback system in the world market today. Sound quality and technology are unsurpassed.

Highlights:
96kHz/24 bit up sampling / up converting
Accurate digital mapping of the analog music signal.
Manufactured from 3mm and 15mm thick aluminum plates in several chambers.
Tuned carbon fibre suspension in the proprietary aluminum base insulates the 970 SRC from mechanical vibrations and phonic affects of any kind.
400 different functional settings.
Digital and analog filter combinations are programmable as presets.
Weight: 28Kg (approx. 56 lbs.)
Dimensions: 450 x 160 x 340mm

Price Tag: $34,000 US

Genesis 1.1 Speaker System

Best Speakers - Genesis 1.1 Speaker System

Highlights:
Two midrange tweeter screens and two bass towers.
Twenty-six tweeters are constructed of a proprietary 1 ” ribbon built from an incredibly thin membrane of Kapton and aluminum (.00127 cm thick).
The midrange module is a new single 75″ dipolar ribbon driver.
The entire device is suspended in a powerful magnetic field created by over 30 feet of barium ferrite magnets.
The two bass towers stand 228.6 cm tall, 45.6 cm wide
Twelve servo controlled twelve inch metal cone woofers
12-channel 4000-watt servo amplifier.
Weight: separate elements combined weigh 1 metric ton
Minimum room size: 5.0 metres by 6.5 metres
Power: The Genesis 1.1s are one of the few speakers in the world that can easily achieve actual live listening levels

Price Tag: $135,000 US for the pair

Total price for the above stereo system is $329,500 US. Happy Listening!

 

Watches

Best of the best: Chopard

When you have gone deaf from listening to your new stereo system, you can go shopping for a new watch. Think Diamonds! Diamonds! Diamonds!

Chopard Jewelry
Model 82/6723/0 Retail Price: $ 94,600
Model 83/6723/0 Retail Price: $ 312, 950

Best Watch Chopard
Model 10/6651-23 Retail Price: $ 330,850

But why stop there, try a little Haute Joaillerie…

Best Watch Chopard
The “Haute Joaillerie” collection of the house of Chopard in Switzerland is carefully designed around precious diamonds and magnificent gemstones. Chopard, founded in 1860, has boutiques in major cities around the world including: Geneva, Bombay, Cannes, Dubai, Florence, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, St-Martin, Tokyo and Vienna.

If you’re feeling especially rich how about this one…

Highlights:
Three heart-shaped diamonds.
Pink Heart Diamond weighs 15 carats.
Blue Heart Diamond weighs 12 carats.
White Heart Diamond weighs 11 carats.
Pink, Blue and White Heart diamonds are set in a bracelet encrusted with white and yellow fancy shaped diamonds, which design little flowers.
Total weight of these additional diamonds is 163 carats.
Total Carat weight of the watch is 201 carats.

The watch has a spring-loaded mechanism which, when pressed, allows our three heart shapes to mechanically open up, much the way the petals of a flower will in the sunshine. The watch face is exposed from underneath the heart-shaped diamonds.

Price Tag: $25,000,000 US

Don’t wear it if you are scuba diving at your next life enhancing experience!

 

Best Weekend Getaway

Paradise Island, Bahamas

best of the best - paradise island atlantis royal towers - The Bahamas

Once you have your exclusive watch you will have to go on vacation to help you deal with the stress of this newfound wealth. The most expensive suite in the world is located a short flight away on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas. The suite has 10 rooms so you should be able to accommodate all your friends, maybe even some of your enemies.

The Royal Towers is the crown jewel of the Atlantis Paradise Island complex and the Bridge Suite offers very luxurious accommodations.

Highlights:
The 10 room, 5000 square foot Bridge Suite is situated between the 23 story Royal Towers of Atlantis.
Ocean View
Full balcony
Separate parlour with couch, armchairs
Master bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in closet; master bathroom with separate shower, whirlpool tub, fresh flowers, slippers, and robes.
VIP concierge services, daily magazines and newspapers, private access via high-speed elevators.
Included in the room are two entertainment centres, a bar lounge, baby grand piano and 22 carat gold chandelier.
Activities include scuba diving, sailing, snorkelling, and glass-bottom boat excursions.
Swimming, there are eleven pools
Tennis courts, beach volleyball court, golf course, and fitness centre
Eighteen restaurants, 20 lounges and clubs
Casino, duty-free boutiques
Full-Service Spa
Marine Attractions

Price Tag: $25,000 US per night

 

The Best of the Best is something to aspire to, it allows you to go fast, listen to the best music, look phenomenal and vacation in the best style possible. Ah, the stuff dreams are made of.

 

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