Originally Posted by jlpowell84
Or just call randomly. Thats what i did
You were one of the last if not the last lucky bastards. Consider yourself a lucky bastard!!!
Emotiva told me just recently they have none and will be receiving none to sell. They are all gone. They only had 40 in warehouse that was it period. It was a one time sale. Why would they keep selling after merger is through anyways. They have XPR's to sell. They don't care about Sherbourn. They ate that company up to get rid of their competition. I don't get people still looking for it. The sale is gone they missed it. Oh well get over it and move on. People are so hung up on well I can't pay more than a $1k bc that's what it sold for on one day back in early August 2013'. That doesn't set the price from now on and forever! Unless Emotiva gets a broken one that they refurb. The new ones went the way of the "Dodo bird." That is Emotiva's quote. You can buy on ebay from one or two people. The supply and competition set the price not a one time sale. So if someone wants them they will have to fork up the money. The amp is still well worth it at $2200. The way I see it the price ceiling or this item at this point in time ~$3250 since it has 2 more channels than XPR-5 and 4 speaker posts per channel adds value. The insides are basically identical. Just some slight variations in its specs. The Sherbourn is a better case all around and has a nicer back where everything gets plugged in. It's also all black and better at blending in if in front of your theater or tv room. Or $2k this amp is an incredible value. There will be no need to upgrade this amp the only need will be wanting more of them.
When i spoke with Nick he told me good luck finding one but your not going to find it here. They're all long gone from Emotiva. A few people got lucky but they wouldnt overlook using the list again. apparently one or 2 people were sold this amp when they should have gone to people at the top of the list. There is a long list of people names on wait list if they happen to get a return. Return period is gone and there is way too many on the wait list. They aren't even doing the list anymore bc they know they aren't getting anymore. The warehouse has none and return Period has passed. The few that got them afterwards were unpaid ones and newly found inventory bc of non claiming. More people wanted them then had the money for them. No more at all at this point. I know I called and offered them more money for 4-5 of them. They told me there is no more thats it! When i asked about putting name on list i was told there are way more people on the list than amps they had for sale. They told me there is no more list and they are not getting any anyways so it didnt matter. He then Tried to sell me the XPR's and i just told them i would look to find and buy them on the internet. Even at the sale price fir XPR I am going to take my chances for the Sherbourn. The XPR-5 is an incredible amp too. Nothing from it bc it is amazing as well. I want 7 channels in one amp rather than have 2 amps for it. Thats when they informed me of a distributor for Sherbourn products audiolab but they are still priced at $4799. There is also another place but price is near the same. There aren't many out there and that's why I'm on a quest to get them before they really are all gone. This is that once in a decade amp that provides so much value for the money.
No one should feel bad or second guess bc you have to spend a lot more money to buy a big high wattage 7 channel amp from other audio companies. At $2200 it is still a bargain for what you receive. Shoot for $2200 you can barely buy buy a 7 channel by 120 maybe 7 x 150 watt from another brand. But never anywhere close to a 7 x 350 watt 8 ohm or 7 x 550+ watt @4 ohm amp that the Sherbourn has. Buyers need to realize that it debuted end of 2011' being a 2012' model year amp for $4799. With tax it would cost you over $5k. At this time this was priced good compared to what other brands sold similar spec'd amps at. Then price dropped after it was a model year old product like all electronic equip prices drop to move inventory. Soon after Sherbourn got caught up in a buyout due to owners wanting to sell I believe. The amp was selling not too long ago for a few months for around $3k total with tax. That's why Amazon had them for $3k. If someone is selling them at $2200 they are pricing it to sell fast bc this amp is worth the money and then some. It's beefy, heavy duty and very capable of a lot of power. if you used it as a mono or dual channel it is right up there with other $10 k+ solid state amps. The fact that you have ability for 6 other channels if needed and 4 speaker binding posts per channel is something you cant find anywhere else. The Sherbourn is very unique for these reasons bc there isn't anything else in the market like it. When they are all gone they are gone! That is why I'm looking to obtain a few of them for a theater room I want to build. I realize the potential in them bc i have owned the PA 7 x 350 for almost 2 years. I bought it when it first hit the market and everyone was giving it glowing reviews. I've owned more than a dozen other brands and his amp is my favorite for big time home theater surround sound. When setup correctly its flawless in its performance and presentation. I also know it is built to last and my theater room will be good for the next 15-20 years. There are other Internet audio companies selling this amp right now still for $4799. Not many companies have them to offer and since there is such a short supply the demand for them is high and the price remains high.
I'm guessing that the people selling these amps on ebay really don't know what they possess. They don't realize how good of an amp it is bc they haven't used and lived with it in multiple setups like I have. This amp is awesome for powering Magnepans and any other power hungry speaker. If you own Maggie's or any other electrostat this amp is for you. It handles the low ohm drop at certain frequencies well and never misses a beat. It's also stellar at powering Wilson Watt Puppy's, B&W 802 Diamonds, Martin Logan's, and Salk. For speakers that are easier to power this amp is also ACES and barely wakes up to power speakers like Klipsch and Polk which are more sensitive and driven easier. Even if you don't need all that power it is better to have the headroom and room to grow especially for the price of them. The fact that 40 or so got them at that stupid low price is absolutely CRAZY! It's like you guys hit the lottery!
If anyone knows anyone selling 3-4 together send them my way. I want all my equip to be same in my theater build project I'm looking to do.
I will pay possibly $10000 for 4 new unopened double boxed. I'm willing bc I want 4 or atleast 3 of these awesome Sherbourn 7 x 350's. I actually have a few insiders looking for me as well. I would like new but would also consider new barely used open box for a little less money. I know these amps are stout so I'm okay with it. I'm not buying them separately bc I want to guarantee I have all the same amps in my setup. I'm trying to find them this way before I start purchasing singles from various people.
Good luck and happy listening to all other PA 7 x 350 owners out there! It really is the heart of all your systems.