What started me looking at new towers was a deal on Focal Aria 948 for C$4k for demo units with a supposed retail of C$7,800 ($3,200 demo $6,240 US retail). Doing some research on AudioScienceReview lead me to a French internet store homecinesolutions.fr which sells them for 1,300 Euro each. That's only C$3,900 per pair, half of retail here! U.S. retail appears to be $6,000 per pair, slightly under Canadian retail. I know these are heavy, but with everything being shipped cheaply by container ship these days, the extra C$3,900 just seems crazy.