This was never supposed to be cheap. Our value proposition isn't low cost, at least not in absolute terms. However:\n\nAnecdotal, but we recently had a potential customer come by to listen to the Manta prototypes combined with dual 10D subwoofers. Estimated mrsp for this setup is around 23,000 USD.\n\nHis current setup is B&W 803 D4 and dual Fathom F113 subs. Estimated mrsp in Norway is 32,000 USD (before adding power amps that are built-in to the Mantas).\n\nHis reaction after listening to it was that it literally wiped the floor with his setup. More details combined with less harshness. Tighter and better bass. Better imaging and pinpointing. At a significantly lower price.