Yeah, I wouldn't go with just an energizer for the 009s unless you have firm plans to upgrade to a good stat amp in the future. You're not going to get the most out of them, not even close, as they're pretty finicky about that.
Oh, I've neglected to mention how much fun my guys are having getting that group of classic Lambos I bought back into shape. Parts? What parts? There aren't any available for those damned things. In a lot of ways, in the vintage parts channel, it's like those models never even existed. It's bats*** crazy.
I guess "cheap" is relative, I just don't like wasting money. I guess that's a more accurate way of saying it. That aside, $2800 for the SR-009 is the deal of the year, in terms of pure sound quality in head-fi.
We're writing them a letter telling them to eat a big s*** sandwich, since it's our car and I'm not even using the OEM computers or modifying existing firmware. I have lawyers too, and I guarantee mine are much more vicious and calculating.
Two, we're almost 100% sure the factory infotainment system has a cellular module, to call for emergency service, should your champagne ever get > 4C or something like that, but it also sends streams of info about the car's status and...
So, we got a C&D from VW Group regarding alleged tinkering with the Rolls' firmware, not sure how they found out, but that's a different matter. The thing is, we're not even using the factory ECUs, they're sitting in a box on a shelf, so it's really none of their business.