Beosound 8, desk system from my countrymen in Denmark, Bang & Olofsen, has taken the crown as the most expensive iPod sound-system at $ one neat grand. It will service an iPad too.
Obviously what we in Denmark call (with a german word) a "liebhaver" object, meaning a thing you own just for the love of it, and with the subtext that money is not an object.
I might look at it except that I have the outstanding Soundsticks II already in two rooms. They are compact, virtually High Fidelity, and way cheaper than the Beosound 8. They are actually shockingly cheap considering the quality.