I love Linn, wish I could own one....the network players, the speakers, even the speaker cables...anything!!!! I was wondering why are they so expensive? Even brands such as Cyrus and Naim are entering the budget arena but Linn refuses to budge. I think its due to the fact they are manufactured in Scotland they have high labour costs. Linn also has the kind of equipment previously used to make missiles :O (not kidding). Or is it because they refuse to compromise on quality and their need to meet a certain standard keeps their prices high? Even their Kiko costs 2500 pounds! Yikes!