Originally Posted by little leo
One of the dali reps were at my dealer the other day, and he even told me that dali (as I already knew before) dose not sell anything online. They are infact in the process of puting juncts, on the sites that state they are selling dali, From what I was told that the sites that do really have them bought over stock from a dealer that was auther to sell them, but went out of buis. So thats what they are selling, but most of the time they just take your money. in fact dali has just raised their prices on speakers, I was waiting for that to happen, since they were just starting to sell here in the states, and they wanted to get them out then raise the price. The 400 helicons go for about 4900 for the pair now
As an authorized Dali dealer since 2003, I am appalled by price increases from any manufacturer as much as you. I feel the need to correct you though.
Dali did not raise their prices because. "they were just starting to sell here in the states, and they wanted to get them out then raise the price".
Actually, Dali has been selling quite well here in the States since before we became a Dali dealer in 2003. Perhaps the Dali name has only recently become known here on AVS Forum?
As for the price increases, there are numerous reasons. Dali's cost on raw materials for the curved cabinets has nearly doubled. This increases costs considerably on Euphonia, Helicon, and Mentor models. Also, the US Dollar is weak compared to the Danish Krone.
Dali's cost on the premium and expensive ALPI finish (optional on the Euphonia Series) has recently doubled, yet the Euphonia series has had an across the board price CUT for 2007.
There have been year plus periods where Dali has eaten losses due to the devalued US Dollar. While I hate prices increases as much as everyone else here, I must say that Dali is one of the most fair companies when it comes to pricing their products and they resist price increases for as long as possible.
The entire Dali brand is synonymous for it's high value and high performance: price ratio. If you want high quality US made products or high quality loudspeakers, made in Denmark, you simply have to pay more than the mass produced stuff coming out of China. In return, you get a lot more for your money.
Audio Dynamics Div.
Authorized DALI Dealer - Authorized Dali Megaline Consultants and Dealership