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RE: 1%? really?

The Avantgarde Zero 1 XD is a pretty interesting product as well.

I like seeing high end companies adopt fresh engineering approaches that treat audio reproduction more holistically. The old "separates" approach where you fill a rack with 17" wide rectangular boxes that perform one function each, connected by expensive cables and supported on isolation footers, is great for prying cash out of people's pockets in small increments for very little gain.

Regarding individual incomes, the top 1% is $288k or more. The country is full of middle class people who continually lease vehicles just so they can have a new SUV every few years, or buy boats or motorcycles or other toys, put in pools, or renovate their kitchens and bathrooms. There are lots and lots of people who could buy a $20k system including this $10k integrated, if listening to music is important enough to them.

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