- Oct 11, 2018
Back in the day, for example, McIntosh would keep a product in their catalog for what seemed like forever. People bought them and left them in their cabinets until they died. They were happy. Dealers loved it, because it was a high profit sale not requiring much long term service.In response to precisely that remark on my part they’re suddenly getting inquiries relating to "old design" etc etc... It’s odd that people might think that the development timeline should affect the performance of the product but there you go.
Back in the day, for example, Audio Research updated their SP3 every couple of months, or so it seemed. People who bought them had to return to the dealer for the latest 'updates' as needed. And they needed it a lot. Owners were unhappy, became neurotic. Dealers hated it, because they had a warehouse full of 'old' stock, and Harry Pearson was telling customers about the latest update, and that's what customers demanded--they didn't want what was in the 'old' boxes.