$88,100 home theater in a box system; that box must be huge

Eighty-eight grand for a home theater may seem relatively modest compared to that $6 million job in Connecticut, but this one from JBL and Mark Levinson is actually sold as a prepackaged ready-to-go solution.

Home Theater in a Box (HTiB) systems are a popular way to go if you don't want to spend lots of time comparing and choosing components, but at $88k, this system's box must be mighty large.

Put together by JBL and Mark Levinson, two of the companies owned by Harman International, the Synthesis One Array ML Premier system includes 12 speakers, 4 amplifiers, a surround sound processor, and two digital equalizers. Note that no sources are included, although they will throw in one of their Lexicon BD-30 Blu-ray players for an additional $3,500.

I'm sure this all sounds fantastic, but why would anyone in this price range buy a prepackaged system?

JBL Synthesis, via Crunchgear

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