This is what a £10k wireless speaker looks like

The Sonus Faber SF16 combines '80s looks and modern innovation

Italian audio specialist Sonus Faber has just unveiled its latest deluxe creation - a luxury speaker with motorised speaker pod 'wings' and a sleek retro design. Oh, did we mention the '80s-inspired speaker will set you back a cool £9,900?

Looking like something straight out of Thunderbirds or The Jetsons, this funky slice of high-end audio doesn't just offer a pair of extendable speakers that fold out of the speaker's main body, it also adds in 5cm ceramic midrange drivers (one front-facing, one rear-facing) and two 1cm silk dome tweeters (front-facing and rear-facing). In other words, you're getting some brilliant audio quality for your money.

Sonus Faber wanted to combine all the power and output of a traditional Hi-Fi system and combine in with the compact appearance of a modern streaming device. What you get is a formidable all-in-one device that really helps you 'feel' the music. The SF16 also comes with 'Zero Vibration Transmission', 'Sound Field Shaping' and 'Stealth Reflex System' features that produce a powerful and dynamic output.

We're also a fan of its overall design - the use of solid woods and brushed aluminium in its construction make for a retro design that's both '60s and '80s will look as good as it sounds should you decide to add one to your home.

The fact it's DNLA-compatible, supports plenty of additional music formats (including MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC and WAV) and uses DTS Play-Fi (enabling you to connect and coordinate with up to 16 other DTS Play-Fi-compatible speakers via Wi-Fi) might give you some idea why it's got such a high price tag attached.

The Sonus Faber SF16 will be available worldwide from September 2016 priced at £9,900.

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Dom Reseigh-Lincoln has been writing for T3 for over half a decade now, covering everything from mobile phones and laptops right through to video games and gaming peripherals. Purveyor of an excellent beard, as well as some perpetually cheeky offspring, Dom likes to wind down in his spare time by listening to heavy metal.