I to have been following this thread & just want to throw my 2cents in.
I have owned a few Wadias' over the years & have had a problem with every one of them. Never again. I don't care who buys or bought the company. I know these are strong words but in my opinion the service & communication sucks.
BTW, I have a 781i that I have been trying to get repaired again since September with no results, calls unanswered, emails unanswered. People need to know what they are dealing with when they want to purchase a so called high end product.
There is much more I can babble about but I will leave well enough alone.
Move along nothing to see here!
I have moved on to the Playback Designs MPS-5 & could not be happier. Sonically much much better,,, service & upgrades are top rate. I recommend it highly. There were quite a few others I listed to & auditioned including the s7i, but the Playback came out on top in all areas that were important to me.
Maybe if the Shareholders see a few of these threads they will decide to do something about their companies problems.
Move along, nothing to see here.