It think it depends on where we are talking about Fantasy
speakers or realistic speakers. Anything goes in a Fantasy, but even if you have big time Win the Lottery
money, you need to exercise some restraint. You can't really have $250,000 speakers unless you have a $1 Million room to put them in.
For my Win the Lottery
system, I think the Focal 1038BE plus the Luxman 505UX amp. (~$12,500/pr + ~$4,500 each = $17,000/set). I figure I would have to buy a pretty nice house, and then build an addition Music Room to accommodate the system. Plus stands, plus CD, plus BluRay, plus TV, plus Turntable, plus wire and other accessories, for a best guess total of about $25,000. Though do keep in mind, I would have a system in every bedroom and my home office, plus a separate Home Cinema room (best guess, about $30,000 for home cinema equipment.)
(£7599/pr = ~US$12,000)
I think even with Win the Lottery
money, I would be satisfied with that system.
Though, I have to say, the TAD speaker referenced by Monkish54
are pretty sweet speakers.
I cringe at the anticipated price though. Does anybody know the suggest price of the TAD floorstanding? (~US$78,000/pr?)