Originally Posted by greensonor /forum/post/20839142
They charged plenty. I used to own a Ref 50 S2 and still own an amp which sounds great. The problem was that they used to offer an upgrade path to owners and when the Ref 70 came out they stopped. On top of that they decided not to have on board lossless decoding leaving it up to the owner's blu-ray player to decode the audio. Another factor was that they chose not to have any audio calibration such as Audyssey. So in essence, they shot themselves in the foot. As great as their products sounded B&K got buried by eveyone else who made sub three hundred dollar receivers with all of the features they chose not to implement. That's why I sold mine and have yet to regret the decision.