|Originally posted by EC|
There are positives and negatives with everything. Now and in the past you do see many different manufacturers of different products team up and or have very close working relationships:
Linn / Naim
Wilson / Krell
Bryston / PMC
B&W / Rotel / Classe
NAD / PSB
Moving forward with the higher end products, theoritically you should now have a "better fit" between amplifier and speaker. B&W has a presence in the pro market for studio monitoring (eg 801's), I wonder if Classe will start making electronics geared / marketed towards the pro market. Bryston and PMC do a lot of cross marketing although more in the pro market than in the consumer market.
|Originally posted by dsmith901|
My concern is that Classe products have been relatively affordable in the past, but B&W seems to want them to move higher upscale to compete with Krell, Levinson, and Meridian to a greater degree. That would be too rich for some of us. Hopefully they will retain an "affordable" series for those with not so deep pockets.