Originally Posted by Jon L
I just love Goldmund's approach: Price it so high that only 50 people in the world can afford it, then those fifty people WILL buy it. Only Goldmund would have the Swiss Balls to say,
"# By Subscription only
# Owner's name engraved on the unit and registered in the software
# $70'000 before the subscription opens
# Probably much higher after..."
I would personally buy something solid like Benchmark or Lavry for $1000 and mod it to my tastes, then spend the money left over on building a dedicated listening room and buying amps, speakers, room correction device, etc.
Then again, what's scary is that people who will buy something like this probably already have preamp/amp/speaker/room that cost at least as much.
Well, as you say this is not a player for everybody, BTW it is not a CD player, it is a universal player, with tons of features, and probably the best money can buy...and make, hands down. Everyhting in this player is top notch, almost 200lbs of machinery, including some propietary circuitry and chips, and including all the tweaks we make later on, on our players, as damping, power cables, good caps, good audio section, anti static devices, etc, etc...all in one package, IMO of course it is extremelly expensive, but hey, it is not for everybody, it is one of a kind player, and we all know that those 50 will be sold out more sooner than later...
I personally do not think that any player even after mods will sound and perform like this one, but anyway that will be open for debate, as nobody has heard it yet....