Neither can I, unless I take out a mortgage.I can't afford it, therefore I shall be derogatory about it:^
The zirconian bearing won't be cheap, sure its super hard but why bother when there are other materials available at a fraction the cost that will sound just as good? If I had £30k spare kicking around this wouldn't be on my shopping list. Expecting a que for the signed copies is a touch optimistic? They'll be sub £15k on the wam in six monthsIt's quite hard to see where the money has gone, isn't it? Carbon fibre isn't that expensive now, and the combination of elegant curves and industrial spikes is kinda odd. For £30k I'd want a clearer design theme, and something drop-dead amazing like counter-rotating platters. And suspension and a lid.
AFAIK, Rega has used the same manufacturing cost calculations as it uses throughout. But, if you are buying in parts in ones and twos instead of 100s and 1,000s, economies of scale vanish. Especially if they are custom commissioned for the project.Yeah, yeah. But thirty GRAND?