Originally Posted by jproy13
I wonder if the new receiver was design before the different mergers or after? If it's before, I wonder if the other parties put some "pressure", if you will, or a timeline on Onkyo to turn things around financially, thus the cost saving compromises.
Virtually all CE brands are losing
big $ including Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic...
They have no choice but to cut internal components/costs to save $ as to survive in the longer term. Another contributing economic factor is that they all report their financials in Japanese YEN, the current
yen to $ exchange is 76 YEN to $1 due to the severe weakening of the US $.. A decrease of almost 40%
over the last year..
Just my $0.02...