Originally Posted by PeterK
Well that is IF Emotiva actually releases new products!!
Thinking of the speakers that were discontinued and supposed to be replaced with new models that never hit the market, the subwoofers that never hit the market, the XMC and RMC, the list goes on.
Oh and the rumored turntable, the supposed tube amps, the mini component line.
To be fair, they have released a lot of products, just not the promised ones. The Fusion receiver came out of nowhere. They also put out a third CD player, DAC, phono pre-amp, and new XSP-1, and four of their amps have been upgraded in the past year to Gen. 2. All this in the past year. If you were an EMC member you would have gotten all those products. And the XPA-1L, not much over a year old, is being upgraded "soon". I think their announcement said they released $16k in new products in the last year.
There are some people on their forum who have a ton of their products, and probably have spent ten thousand or more on Emotiva alone. While I think it's a silly idea, I think they may get one or two takers on this, because there are a handful of rich people who are still into the DIY side of the hobby. Of course they could also just be friends of Dan.
I'm not defending it, and I wouldn't go for it even if I could afford it, well maybe if the XMC-1 had come in a timely manner I'd be more enthusiastic, but I don't think it's fair to call it a rip-off or a con. They do release new products, and enough of them that you'd get your money back in products, albeit often redundant stuff that you probably wouldn't need. But you could sell that, and you could use your 50% discount to hook friends up with good equipment for a real good price. Just as an example, if you wanted to do 13 channels with XPR-1s for each channel, that would save you $11,050.
Originally Posted by carfanm
Hmmm...great technical discussion!
This thread is over one and a half years old, and was started back when the XMC-1 was going to be released "real" soon. It's not surprising to see it go in this direction. Hopefully if it's ever released a different thread will be started for actual technical discussion.