Let's step back and look at things from a different angle. Parasound is not the only manufacturer that is experiencing delays or been slow to put out product. Several things to take into account.
Separates are a very small portion of the A/V business in the U.S. Most of the receivers sold are what I call "disposable" (not in the sense they are junk), mass produced pieces that companies look for consumers to replace every couple of years. How many threads are there where people go from the 604 to 605 to 606 and are waiting for the 606, or gone from the 3800 to 3801 to 3803 to 3806 to 3808 and are waiting for the 3810? Processors are priced higher and are meant to last a while. I've had my MC12HD for 3 years now. My Paraound before that lasted for so long it's not even in their archived product's list anymore. How many are going to replace their 30K Krell every two years?
So that brings us to another problem. This every changing world of specs. SInce I got my Lexi, there have been two major and quite a few minor changes in HDMI, new audio codecs, video processing, etc. What is going to happen in say 6 months when HDMI announces they are coming with version 1.4 (at say CEDIA) to increase bandwidth for new codecs, 3D, and 4K. And by the way, it will have a new connector. What will happen then? Unless you are mass producing pieces like Denon, Onkyo/Integra, Yamaha, etc. it is impossible to keep up with. Processor companies would be more than happy to have external player decoding and video switching to handle everything. But we the small majority are demanding the lastest and greatest and want it now.
So let's look at the economy side of things for a minute. Let's say all of these manufacturers (Parasound, B&K, Krell, etc.) have done their R&D (albeit with a little final tweaking) and are ready to start producing. How many of the companies have gone under that they buy their components from? Now they need to look for new part manufacturers, negotiate new contracts, etc.
Just a different look at things.
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