Originally Posted by olblueyez /img/forum/go_quote.gif They don't distribute them in the US, therefore they are not on the US website. They are Japanese models that get sold through a few esoteric shops here in the US and thats all.
This. Which is why you get a real good deal on the AD700--it's officially imported here by AT USA, same as the A700. Only a few import stores and specialty stores like Musician's Friend carry the AD900; or you can order it directly through a broker like Pricejapan.com. That's how I picked mine up like 3 years ago.
Originally Posted by brn80 /img/forum/go_quote.gif At least Europe can get a "real good deal" on some European brands such as AKG and Beyer. Play UK also had a really nice deal on the Goldring DR150s recently. We're pretty boned up here in Canada.
Just out of curiosity, what would it cost you to fly to Boston/Chicago/NYC etc ? I realise you dont want to do that every weekend, but I would imagine that most of the bigger cities in Canada have regular flights to those cities - thats a (presumably) cheap option that we dont have in Oz. Asia is our best option, but its still a 7-10 hour flight to Singapore/Hong Kong/Tokyo - at least the majority of American retailers will speak much the same language that you do.