Ah, they must've just increased the price cause I remember when the S7t's dropped they were $15k\/pair. But still those top of the line THX Dominus certified speakers still $4k cheaper than RBH"s special over-priced paint job speakers. Just kind of irks me that they priced them that high. These speakers best earn all the darn awards out there and be "speaker of the year" and have the best specs for their price range. Haha! :D\n\nBut you gotta realize RBH speakers aren't being made in a Chinese sweatshop anymore either. RBH has their own factory now or did they get a really big Warehouse can't remember. On top of that, just for sh$ts and giggles, when was the last time you checked with a automotive paint & body shop? More than half of any estimate is for labor, painting materials, one pint of paint alone can run over 200 bucks, that doesn't include the activator and the clear coat, it's very expensive very time consuming. Part's are usually lower than painting materials.