Getting something new other than the 009 is good news. All we need now is impressions.It’s hard to gauge potential sales from enthusiasm level on forum like this. It’s more like an echo chamber where everything is amplified.
Not everyone that posts here everyday has enough fund to buy the X9000 at the launch period. Some of the ones who got the fund will wait for favorable reviews and comparisons from esteemed figures such as the baker. Some will wait for X9000 to appear on the secondary market. Some will wait for the price drop. Some will go for auditions and decided that it is not four times better than 007.
I dont say that X9000 will fail, I really want it to be a hit so we will see more in the future but if we look at the r&d budget that they have to spend to develop X9000 and the potential sales of X9000, for a small company such as Stax the possibility to develop another flagship product without financial backing would be small.
Even if we see X9000 as the flagship product that will bring halo effect to the rest of their product line, I dont see any enthusiasm (at least on this forum) for Stax’s more affordable line. At least for the current offering. But who knows, maybe they have something new to offer later.
And I wouldn’t call them a tiny company. They were bought out and there is definitely money backing the company.
And…the lambdas are pretty good as a bunch of people are very happy with them