A couple of days ago in a DAC thread I heard about a company called Audio GD. I had never heard of them before so I looked them up on the web. They appear to be a Chinese audio manufacturer. That is, they have no presence in the United States, except for dealers. Since they are pure Chinese their costs must be very low. Yet, their prices are higher than Emotiva's prices for similar gear.
Of course, that raises the question of why are the Emotiva prices so low. We are told it is because they are made in China. Is Audio GD gouging customers, or do they have a better audio product which costs more to make. I have seen a few posts from Emotiva users stating that higher priced gear is not any better than Emotiva gear. So, can it be that while Emotiva does make good gear for the price it is possible that better gear exists, but at a higher price.