Originally Posted by Zen Traveler
I believe the difference is if one has $1k-5k for speakers versed $10k-$20k in a multichannel configuration. I am curious how many people actually purchase new Heritage for HT compared to the Palladiums and if either really has much of a market. Fwiw, I have never seen a post by a Palladium owner on this forum nor anyone bragging about their new Heritage...Maybe they are posting in the "+$20,000 Forum" and if not...
Originally Posted by tony123
Good point Zen. Where are the owners of new Heritage? And am I right in understanding that there are only a dozen or so Jubalee owners? Can we dig up total units sold on Jubs and Paladiums? What's your guess? dozens? hundreds? thousands?
Sadly, I think there is too much truth said above. There have certainly been a handful of Palladium purchasers, I can think of one guy who has evidently dropped at/over $40K in them to make a HT system (or perhaps he bought two...I don't really know)
Jubilees.... maybe 25 people or so in the world have them in their homes. Interestingly, this includes someone in Montreal Canada, London England and Cologne Germany who each bought them on reputation alone. They never heard them. You then have another half dozen or so people who also bought them without having ever heard them, simply on repuration. Yet another person in Australia is considering 5 perhaps 7 Jubilees for a HT system in his place.
It seems to me that most people who might consider Heritage first off.....can not go out to audition it which is a shame. Second, they then typically buy what ever they buy from Craigslist or Ebay. Perhaps that is a weird testamony to how long lived some of these products are!
I think if they were more accessable to listen to, more people would hear them and consequently, more might own them (new).
I must admit that buying them used (Khorns, LaScalas...) has certainly got to be one of the best bang for the buck purchases you can make, presuming you have the corners and wife to accept them.