Rolex is a unique brand, there aren’t many luxury brands outside of cars that are a household name, and which are instantly recognisable such that fakes and design copies are commonplace. Rolex is a true Veblen good, it is a symbol of success, and many fairly ordinary people aspire to a Rolex. Apparently they are very good at managing supply in order to maintain demand and brand status.There must in fact be many more rich people than I tend to think, because our local suburban shopping centre has a Rolex dealership that fairly regularly sells watches that cost more than the TuneTots. In fact, I'm hardly rich and if I had to spend the cost of my system on a from scratch replacement I could (but no way I would) put them in that replacement system (but I don't drink, drive, smoke, etc) and my wife doesn't go in for expensive items, just books in large quantities
The economics aren't so bad for them, and these speakers will sell. So they'd better be good enough for Amir to recommend.
I had never heard of Wilson before reading this post, but then again I’m British and not an audiophile. Obviously you are right that they are priced according to what the market will tolerate, using lots of marketing science and/or knowhow. I think the name TuneTot is clever.
I do think Amir has sullied his brand a tad, as he has previously rubbished items based on poor measurements, and yet here we have him recommending an item with atrocious measurement. Still, noone is perfect.