Neural DSP teasing something new (Quad Cortex)

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  1. laxu

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    Seems to be across Europe. Finnish retailer Musamaailma also increased the price to that. I wonder what's going on there, are they in such short supply, has some component become exponentially more expensive that they need to raise the price or what? That's a big price increase for a brand new product.

    Personally I would not buy the QC at that price. I felt the 1600 euros was in line for a product that is modern and powerful but is going to need some software growth.
     
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    1600/$2000CAD is a lot for a unit that still doesnt have all it's at-launch features :2c:.
     
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    200€ price increase? Just what it needed :lol:
     
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    Maybe Neural saw all the preorder units selling for more than new and said "hold up"
     
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    People are just stupid. I see KSR stuff priced higher than new all the time on reverb because they sell their stuff on small batches. Can't people just wait?
     
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    I think we both know the answer to that question :lol:.
     
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  7. laxu

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    Apparently not. Whether it's Playstation 5s, graphics cards or guitar gear, there's always some people with more money than sense who want it right now.
     
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    Well, maybe people just don’t want to wait?

    Paying a couple hundred € for the convenience of having it immediately sounds reasonable to me. I hate preorders. I don’t want to sign up for potentially untested products. Don’t like they delays and uncertainty and expectations etc. So personally I’d be fine with paying more to immediately have a known item.
     
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    The known item with now-known issues? Without the warranty (no one has said its transferable)?
    :scratch:
     
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    And that’s why we have plenty of people complaining about used prices through the roof lately.
     
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    Yes and no. Since there still isn't a steady, reliable supply, maybe people just don't want to join a queue of unknown length.

    I'm not buying a QC, new or used. But I can see the attraction of skipping the queues and uncertainty.

    That would only apply to products which are in short supply new, no?
     
  12. laxu

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    In other news, you can now find my Bogner Goldfinger 45 Superlead and Victory VC35 captures under the same username on the NeuralDSP mobile app.
     
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    Nice! Thanks @laxu
     
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    That's too bad. I hope the prices go back down as things stabilize.

    I've decided to sell mine. I think it's a good unit but still needs some time to mature so I will wait and see what the situation is in the future.
     
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    Too bad that never ever happens.
     
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    Yeah, if they keep selling at the higher price then it's here to stay. Personally I would not have bought the QC in its launch condition for the current 1849 euro price but was ok with 1640 as it was fairly close to Helix Floor and Kemper Stage. Maybe if the QC realizes all its potential in a year or two that price is worth it.

    I decided that I want to see what the competition brings to market (if anything) in that time frame and then re-evaluate. Still looking forward to for example the BluGuitar Amp X.
     
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    Honestly I hope this doesn't affect digital gear across the board. Have a feeling it will though.
     
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    I'd say that even if it doesn't, manufacturers could jump ship and pretend it does for more profit. It happens with computer parts all the time.
     
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    It already has. Fractal prices went up by $100 already before the QC did, Line6 so far is the same price but I would expect shipping costs might drive their prices up too and for any future flagship device to be more expensive too.
     

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