the 8260a is a PRO only model at the moment, and most likely will remain so. The HT guys need to speak with Genelec to get them to release a HT version.
There are minor differences between the PRO and HT models.
Regarding price advertising on the internet on the PRO side, I have been told with "good authority", that advertising the price on the web will be removed. Shortly too.
When it comes to affecting our business, we will do everything we can to ensure everyone is playing by the proper rules. I'm sure there are ghost companies and other means to show pricing on the internet, but in reality it hurts both good companies and the customers. You; the customer, would be the loser if the speakers are not set up properly out of their coffins (I mean boxes for those who never received an HT6 before). Setting up the speakers is required by Genelec in order to represent their products properly. At least that is our understanding between us and Genelec. Warranty may also be an issue.
One of the problems is that in the HT side, the PRO guys complain that the cost of the speakers are too high to compete with other PRO speaker prices. The HT guys don't want the PRO margins. Yes we want the DSP and AutoCal as tools, but we'll save that for another day. We debate this every month. It is my "opinion" that Genelec should carry one series for both PRO and HT.