sounds like he has an axe to grind w/ Allnic.
Never thought of a hifi manufacturer as another utility or insurance company.
What the hell could justify a 30% increase on a 10k phono stage, outside of profit?
Expenses...attending shows...paying a distributor...maybe having to get a employee to help with a growing biz....just pure guesses...I bet the 30% isn't going to a new Ferrari...not intending to argue...just I suspect it's a VERY small biz and more trying to make ends meet...
Well there's lots of reasons. One is simply that they found they had accidentally or intentionally underpriced the unit. Or that they had built so many units for the first run and when they went to build the next run found the parts prices went up. Remeember the new mantra in business is lean and mean and as little overhead as possible. So that means buying exactly what's needed. Also gone are the days when your hi fi store stocked items; instead they largely order as needed for anything above entry level.
Not only has the aesthetics been changed, but the parts inside have been changed as well. I know he's using a different x-former. There are also balanced outputs as well.
Does that mean he has completely redesigned the phono stage to be fully balanced or added xlr's for the audiophool who thinks they are better?
If he has redesigned as a fully balanced phono stage with new x-formers it might as well be a new phono stage and reviews like Myles mean very little in context.
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