Originally Posted by Nick @ Anthem
***there are 50% more channels of processing/licensing and the wireless player/bridge among other non-trivial cost-ups, plus inflation since 2010 (9.5%) which is when 700/710 MSRP was set.
Fair enough, though I'm not sure what that had to do with the post to which you replied. You'd already primed us for a price increase with your earlier incorrect statements about Denon relative pricing.
My point was simply that, even assuming the numbers offered were accurate as to that market in that currency, the absolute numbers are less interesting than the comparative numbers.
That is to say, someone writing that the MRX 720 is going to sticker at X in Y currency in Z market is not useful for a global audience without the context of what the MRX 710 currently stickers for in Y currency terms in Z market. The reason is that the absolute number depends on any number of local quirks (duties, local distributors' whim, wiggle room in case of large currency movements competitiveness of the market, etc.). However, one assumes the relative
price points will be reasonably constant between markets. Slightly different for various reasons (currency hedging, psychological price barriers, etc) but reasonably constant.
The MRX 720 does look on paper like a very attractive offering, and the first box I've seen that could nudge the MRX 300 out of my media cabinet.