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$30K coffin plays music for the dead

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 12 at 1:00 PM

HOUSTON – It’s being promoted as a “revolutionary customized sound system for audiophiles on the other side,” and it’ll set you back about $30,000.

“With a God-like comfort and an angelic interior, the Cata coffin employs a pair of two way speakers, tweeters, and a divine 8-inch subwoofer,” boasts a commercial uploaded to YouTube.

Above ground, a special tombstone displays the playlist that family members can customize.

The commercial almost plays out like a comedy bit on Saturday Night Live, but its makers say this is the real deal, and yes, you can stream music to your loved ones even after they’ve passed on.

What do you think? Is it real? Is it a joke? Would you buy it?

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