World’s Tallest iPod Dock is 11 Feet Tall, Costs $565k. Stereo System and Ladder Included.

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Now here’s something else you don’t see every day: musician and entrepreneur Jean Michel Jarre has introduced the AeroDream One, an 11 foot tall technological marvel that combines an all-purpose iDevice dock and a 10,000W stereo system for the ultimate in colossal home entertainment.

The gargantuan dock stands 11 feet (3.4m) tall, has a diameter of 16.3 inches (415mm) and weighs 871 pounds (395kg). It thoughtfully includes a built in ladder so you can dock your iPhone, iPad or iPod on the top – though how you control them from the couch once they’re up there is a bit of a mystery. Other devices can also be connected via the included stereo minijack, XLR line level inputs or a USB port. Cost is €399,000 (about $565,000).

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The single column stereo system includes five separate amplifiers (subwoofer, 2 midrange and 2 high end) and is rated from 25Hz to 20kHz. Each AeroDream One is custom built, the company is taking pre-orders now with delivery promised in six months. At the time of its release, Jarre said:

“With the progress of technology, the conditions of recording music in the studio have advanced considerably, whereas the means of listening in general have not ceased to regress: the vinyl has been replaced by the CD, largely inferior in quality, which has now given way to even more low-grade MP3 files. We have progressively lost our emotional rapport with sound.”

Customers can choose between 3 different color schemes – chrome, black or white – and will receive two free VIP tickets to Jarre’s upcoming World Tour plus get to meet the artist in person.

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For those with less lofty ceilings and budgets, the company also offers the smaller AeroSystem One mini-tower dock for iPhones or iPods at €799 ($1,140). iPad owners with smaller (but still ample) budgets and no electricity may want to check out the iVictrola iPad dock as an alternative…

[via LuxuryLaunches]