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Hifi prices seem unrelated to currency fluxuations and inflation. Its a one way street - up, up, up.

In 2005 according to prices listed in a Stereophile review EAR 834p phono stages ranged from $895-$1295. Needle Doctor now lists them from $1695-2595 despite the British Pound decreasing in value vs. the Dollar.

If ya just compensate for inflation the top priced 834p ($1295) in 2005 should cost $1615 today, so there is now an additional premium of about $900 added! There's lottsa examples of this in hifi pricing.

Funny how the hifi mags never mention it :-)



Edits: 04/06/17 04/06/17

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