I suppose that the 1500$ increase will mostly go to Heavenly Sound as the distributor fee. If they take in charge the distribution and promotion costs (including the cost to attend exhibitions) and if they invest in R&D, they will want a substantial part of the cake. Smyth Research may have really miscalculated how long development would take. The longer it takes, the more they have to use the KS and preorders money to pay for salaries and they may be running a bit out of it. If Heavenly Sound is now in charge of logistics and distribution, it may also free time for the Smyths to work full time on finishing the software and reach a 1.0 version that will allow to get certification and to ship to buyers.