How come it costs the same as the Classic?
What I mean to say is, why isn't the Classic much cheaper than the Boom?
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Thread: Why so 'cheap'?
2008-08-29, 16:30 #1
Why so 'cheap'?
Last edited by snoogly; 2008-08-29 at 16:34.
2008-08-29, 16:52 #2
Whoops my mistake... I just adjusted it to the real price of $2999.99.
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2008-08-29, 17:07 #3
You know what I mean ......
This seems to a Classic ++++++, so it seems odd that with all those extra parts, and the fact that the Classic R&D must have been recouped a thousand times over by now, the Classic isn't cheaper.
Apart from the fact that the Boom is so new, are there any good reasons why the price of the Classic hasn't been reduced (a lot!)?
2008-08-29, 17:21 #4
As others have pointed out, SB3s have been available on amazon.com for US$230 or so for a few weeks now. I expect you'll see similar price drops at other outlets. Also, while a lot has been added to the Boom, the VFD is only 1/2 the size of the SB3's, and that VFD is the single costliest component of an SB3.
2008-08-29, 17:25 #5
2008-08-29, 18:43 #6
There are also no digital outs, or line level outs.
2008-08-29, 19:02 #7
Why so 'cheap'?
> There are also no digital outs, or line level outs.
While there are no stereo RCA jacks, which save a few cents, the
headphone/sub output can easily work as a line level out as long as you
have anything close to a proper impedance in the driven device.
2008-08-30, 05:52 #8
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2008-08-30, 08:24 #9
2008-08-30, 08:57 #10
I think there's a few factors involved, and I don't think it's about saving money on RCA jacks and the like.
Firstly, they have to compete with the Internet Radio market - sure the Boom does a hell lot more than a Roberts jobby but your average punter doesn't always see the USPs. You can pick up a Wifi Internet Radio alarm clock for ú60 from Argos! By aiming at this price range they're making it obvious that it's better but not too high to price themselves out of the market.
Secondly, they only need to recover the R&D costs of the amp/speaker design - not the SB3-like architecture, which by now I'd imagine is truly paid off. That's why they can afford to bring the SB3 price down at last.
I could be completely wrong, but as Mike's implied - better keep your delight hush-hush. ;-)Family Room: Receiver; Kitchen: Boom; Garden: Classic; Bedroom: Boom; Anywhere: Controller, SqueezeCommander, Android SqueezePlayer