Hopefully they will realize the error of their ways.
It is quite a gamble. My tonearms are in such demand people will buy our turnta bles. Frankly I don't see the up-side. You still have to make tonearms.
The market is crowded.
In fact the market is crowded, but is also moving fast. SME tonearms are expensive - built quality and excellent distribution and service comes at a price. It seems to me that the tonearm market is split between the very expensive and lower price class, there is little place for the typical SME products - I do not see people who buy digital sourced vinyl, most of the current LP sales, buying SME current tonearms.
I find that their new lower range of turntables is overpriced - the true SME's start with the SME 20/2.
Sorry, but we really enjoy it ...I love armchair quarterbacks on issues they have no idea about, such as retail tonearm profitability.