You don't need to be into bikes to understand the underlying principle.Now you are addressing how a manufacturer prices his line of products - it is a complex and interesting subject, but we would need real data to comment on it. But It would be great if you or someone else pointed a link to this Vladimir Lamm statement.
A typical high end manufacturer does not have the structure and capability to produce such turntable, his costs would be artificial, what is the point of such comparison?
I am not in bikes and IMHO such analogies only manage to spread noise and confusion. I appreciate debating the high-end with proper facts, without analogies.
The reason of such a comparison is simple. Technics set an intention and followed thru with it. Because they wanted to, because its made in greater numbers; it really doesn't matter so much as the simple fact that their SL1200G (ignoring the arm) outperforms turntables that cost quite a bit more. Enough so that people owning those machines might feel like rationalizing why they spent the money.
IIRC Vladimir said that in an interview. He's got a lot of them on his site.
Sorry- I don't see what you're referring to. None of your bullet points appear relevant. What am I missing?The bike reference is flawed anyways in that it refers to