$27,500 for whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???

$27,500 is a nice chunk of change, even in the audiophile world.  I think we can all agree on this.  You can get a pretty kick ass system for that amount.  I think we can all agree on this, too.  I just read something at stereophile.com that almost...almost made me choke on my triscuit.   Luckily for me, I had water ready to go, knowing how dry those things are.  $27,500 is the price for a paint upgrade, a color called cranberry pearl finish on a pair of speakers made by Wilson, the Chronosonic XVX.   Now, when we hear the name Wilson, we all know what that means.   But come on man,  $27,500 for a paint upgrade. 

I agree about the advertising part, but, at the end of the day, recent batch of their cars is nicely made. Every "fancy" make probably has some "prestige" built-in in the price. I was surprised that it is only $190 000. I guess they are trying to widen their market.

Going back to the original post’s topic while staying with this one, one of the nice things about their cars is it can be Q-ed (yes, James Bond, I know)/Q-commissioned. It is really a good option, albeit a pricey one. Kind of like Wilson speakers color. You do not need to get it, but it is nice to know you could.
"Did Aston Martin make James Bonds or vice versa?"
Maybe James Bond made BMW, too. Wasn't there a movie, or two, with BMWs?
First of all if you can afford a pair of $850,000 speakers what’s $25,000 for a paint job ? It’s very cheap. If I had that kind of $$$$ for a pair of speakers and if I wanted them that color I’d spend the money. That’s pocket change. 
That’s a ridiculous argument. Someone with 850k probably also knows the value of a dollar.