Originally Posted by WiWavelength
That you assume there could be no other reason does not make it so. Rather, you need to show evidence that Pioneer decided, "Let's soak the Danes for all they've got so that we can give the Americans a nice price break." Additionally, "price gouging" is not really an economically appropriate term in this instance unless a Pioneer AVR is a necessity, we are under civil emergency, and/or Pioneer has anti competitive market share.
For an equally compelling theory to explain your higher prices, maybe Bang & Olufsen convinced the Danish government to place massive tariffs on Pioneer products because Pioneer dropped B&O ICEpower amp modules from its SC series AVRs this year.
Hahaha, I know what you mean
I'm actually from England, so I'm looking at prices there, not Denmark. It's sometimes cheaper to drive to england and bring it back!
I totally get you about B&O, overpriced crap. But their stuff is nice if you put asthetics over SQ. Me personally, would rather spend my money on more higher quality hardware. If I had THAT kind of money
Oh well, enough of me moaning about price fixing...
FilmMixer, What are your thoughts on the SC-57 MCACC calibration, have you had chance to try it out yet? Is it the same as the previous models? And have you had the chance to flex that new D3 amp, to see what it's made of?
One thing that bothers me, is that if you look at a picture of the amp PCB, the actual amp chips have no heatsinks on them. I'm sure thats fine for most volume levels, but what about when your enjoying a bit of "reference level" listening?