Originally Posted by damon
The vendor xjr15 mentions has sold at least 1 unit as a "demo" at a price less than mentioned. They claimed others as new & un-opened.
Mine looked new right out of the box. No fingerprints, smudges, etc., as you would expect on a refurbished unit. Also, the Ebay "Buy It Now" price is $1800, which is the MSRP for a brand new unit. The 972 is not yet completely debugged( duh! ), and that's probably why they are selling below list and not exactly flying off the shelves, even at a steep discount. Over the weekend I got a private email from a beta tester( who did not pay for his 972 ) and his 972 blew power amp fuses and destroyed a woofer with a noise spike, so he is sending it back. Unless you are really interested in the Trinnov Remapping and are dedicated enough to do a very careful setup and are willing to risk damage to other components, you should probably not get one until they are completely debugged. But by then you may pay full list.