Originally Posted by auburnu008
With all of these failures in the first year I am still not sure why people continue to buy them.
Where else can you get 1500W RMS x2@4@10hz, in 2RU and <50lbs, new for $1200 shipped?
If there was an American or Canadian company that built such things, I would buy that instead, if for no other reason than for a warranty
Who wants to buy an amp that costs 5 times more than the subwoofers it is powering, when you could have double the number of subs-and-amps for the same price?
Maybe Kesha can afford to use and maintain 100 real Gruppen's, but we cannot; and that's where their business is made. They could care less about us DIY'ers, they would go broke giving us the time of day.
If Gruppen and Crown etc really wanted at our Business (which they easily could), they would start making and selling amps to the masses at Best-Buy locations and drop the price down to mud-feeder levels. (like Yamaha, Sony, HK etc)
I asked Crown once how much it would cost to fix my iTech if it broke, they said about $800. I could buy a new clone for nearly that.