Even with inflation, I can't believe glue and MDF and building costs are so high that a modern 2 way floorstander like the Spendor A4 for example, should cost £2850The most ridiculous one is the Naim Nait 50. This was about £300 early 90s, and now they’re asking £2700! I appreciate material have gone up, but it’s not like they’ve had to design anything from scratch or anything - the extremely simple design already exists! At least MF’s A1, which was a similar price to the Nait, is far more sensible at £1500 and about what I’d expect it to be. I can only think that some manufacturers know there’s a very small market for some of these products, so bump up the price to counteract low sales.
Companies have been building speakers for decades and it's not as if they are new to the game and don't have a streamlined, efficient production process after all this time.
I know there will always be customers willing to pay this.
There is a premium with the UK made speakers and the Japanese and Americans seem to have bottomless pockets when looking for this sort of speaker.