Forgive me for sounding stupid or out of touch, but after checking out Emotiva's offerings via Audioholics, I couldn't believe from what I saw that this company can sell what appears to be this type of fine quality gear at the prices they are asking. This is the kind of gear that I've always liked and has everything I want at the prices I'm willing to pay, circa around fifteen years ago! All this leads me to ask if all this is too good to be true? Absolutely nobody, not even mid-fi makes like Rotel or even NAD or any of the big, wealthy A/V giants out there are making any gear close to this level and price, even though it is all still "Made in China". There must be something going on here, like maybe this stuff is being thrown together in some God forsaken hellhole/sweatshop somewhere, or we are not getting the whole story on the parts and specs being used, or whether they are actually safe or not. I've also been a fairly regular reader of all things audio but have been out of the loop for a little awhile, and I've never even heard of this company before a couple of weeks ago since I checked in with Audioholics. Either this company has very recently exploded on the scene, or I have reason to be suspicious. I'm looking to hear from both Emotiva's supporters and detractors, and more importantly those of the moderators/leaders themselves. I've read your reviews, but they are few and recent with no long term track record, and you are mostly an HT Yamaha/Denon type dealer based website so please forgive me if I might take your "old School 2-channel" reviews with a grain of salt. You also have a tendency to support these underdog companies (Axiom Speakers) that I never seem to hear about or actually see in person, at least not in my part of the country. This doesn't mean they are bad or that you are wrong of course, it could mean the exact opposite. And judging from your expertise and no nonsense approach, this could be exactly the gear I've been longing for that I can actually afford.