Did their prices went up that high? I bought a 5 channel amp from them 5 or maybe 7 years ago, was very affordable then.
Yes, the prices are much higher now. I remember getting my 5 channel amp from them for around half the price it goes for now. The 3rd gen amp might be another 50w per channel over my gen 1, but it's not worth double the cost. Hope my gen 1 lasts many more years because it would hurt the bank to have to buy a new one. Prices like these could push me to downsize from a projection size setup to a much smaller TV configuration with smaller tower speakers that I could run on a receiver's built-in power.