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RE: xaudiomanx.

I just went over my cost sheets, using the latest wholesale prices.

My price for a pair, delivered in USA with cryoed, shielded power cords, all tubes, and INSIDE USA shipping, paid by me is $18,750.00/PR.

I made less than $1500.00 on the last pair. I really don't wish to work that cheap-- there's a lot of time involved in building these.

New prices are going to be higher, that's just the world we all have to live with. I've been doing this for requests since 1989-- I can't afford
much advertising. I won't cheapen this amplifier, so its costs are not
going to come down unless parts prices, fabricator costs, procurement costs, and more, come down. They're built this way for those who really want their performance. The developed World is now a Socialist Boot Camp. While cheap producers, using cheap labor, and military suppliers can currently provide cheap parts, they don't have the know-how we do in audio, and while enthusiasts can and do use these parts, I DON'T WANT THEM-- I want THE best, and I know where to find it..

We NEED those world's best parts, and we NEED expensive American know-how, fabrication and expensive labor. ULTRA expensive Government costs and over-stretched interferences in business in the USA are becoming a direct threat against trying to produce things here-- anything.

I would get this technology while you can, or get smart and go Push/Pull. It's MUCH cheaper and less complex to build push/pull -- if you really intend to build S.E. RIGHT.! Things are not what they seem-- they ARE what they ARE.

If you're going to limit your expenses to even less than $8500.00 or so, then I strongly recommend Push/Pull amplifiers of more power.

Ordinary S.E. amplifiers can't compete with them. I only build this
way-- so S.E. WILL compete because people request that.


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