Originally Posted by nathan_h
No inside scoop, but they keep releasing new products and getting good reviews, as usual.
The SCS4T came out what, less than a year or so ago, and just recently they've released a series of actively powered speakers with digital ethernet connections (a la Meridian).
Why would you think they are going out of business?
Just to be clear, I wasn't suggesting that they are going out of business anytime soon. I was wondering whether they are in a slow decline. The SCS4T was developed with Jim Thiel and is virtually the same as the SCS4. They have not done much of anything with new speakers in several years. That concerns me at bit.
It may be a case where they have brought in new designers and the product development cycle at Thiel is very long. Hence, there may be a bolus of new products coming down the pike. I have not seen any evidence of that at all. It would be nice to know what they are doing.
The reason that I ask is that I am thinking about the MCS1 for LCR in my home theater. The speaker is probably 10 years old in design. It made me wonder whether they are looking to build a better version using, perhaps, the driver technology from the 3.7. I would rather not have a speaker that gets outdated too quickly. And I would love to get the 3.7 technology in a speaker I can actually use.
EDIT: I found on the facebook page that they are working on the 1.7 (since before Jim died, apparently). So, I am guessing that it is just a longer development cycle without Jim there.