I do appreciate with local made and with good QC quality and willing to pay for the premium, yes I am from Hong Kong so MIC don’t make it lost of jobs for me, but I think companies need to at least have a domestic line to fulfill their own passion of quality and sustainable development.This measures pretty good, BTW.
I'm sorry Sopra line kinda is... (And yes, I would pay 7K€ for Sopra N°1)I know a cabinet maker who worked for Focal and used to make Sopra cabinets. That wasn't an easy task at all. They do everything (cabinet, filter, driver) in house for these lines. This do have a cost, then you have to pay French employees and French taxes. Calling these overpriced when you can see Made in China speakers at the same price and above that worse performers, is a joke.
Is there any chance on this forum that people consider not everybody is living in the US ?! 2K for 906s is widely overestimated. I (and many) got a pair for 440€. Some paid 410€. You will get them for about 500 to 800€ anywhere in EU and even in US, Amazon.com sold these at 999$ for a while.
No, they don't compete with R3s, costing 3 times the price in many countries. Or in fact, they do, since I subjectively prefered 906s to R3s.