Ouch. A big price hike before it even gets released. The increased price also makes it more expensive to audition--if that's even possible anymore. I was definitely in at $1499, but I have to think about it at $1699. I wish I could audition the Rag with my LCD-X's and don't put much confidence in the insider softball reviews on the way.
If $1699 sounds expensive, try comparing a similar power-spec Cavalli Liquid Gold (no speaker outs) at $4K and that's the recently reduced price.
A Woo WA5 only gives you 10 Watts per channel at the speaker outs for $3500.
The Rag spec is pretty incredible for $1699. My $1699 is burning a hole in my PayPal account.
Edited by tomlink - 4/24/14 at 8:12pm