What’s made of brass and aluminium, weighs 66 pounds, costs $135,000, will only ever have 50 of its kind made, and has ‘Gold’ in its name? No, it’s not the wrestler GoldDust; he weighs more than 66, and they only ever made one of him. And I wish I was talking about a Lamborghini, but that’s a wee bit more expensive than that. Unveiled by the extremely high-end electronics brand Goldmund, the ‘Eidos Reference Blue BD Player’ is a showstopper. I don’t know about most people, but I know a few guys in Monaco who’d pick up this baby, to adorn the interior of a house that already boasts a Bentley on the outside.
Mounted on its own table and with spring-loaded legs supporting its heavily damped heavy-metal apparatus, artistic finish and classy looks, the Eidos Reference Blue is bound to make more than a few heads turn. But that’s pretty much where the excitement ends – for something that calls itself a “universal player”, it’s missing features as basic as SACD, DVD-A, or for that matter, BD-Live.
It goes without saying that even my buddies in Monaco are going to have to hurry with their orders; it is a 50-unit limited edition player anyway, so let me know if any of you get hold of one.