May I say that I got my first HiFi sales job in about 1973. I was in the biz full time until my wife and I chose to leap oof of the clif and finally become full time musicians in 2008 (July 2008 right before the economic fi hit the shan). I still fill in 15 -20 days a year for Halsten Entertainment in Golden Valley MN, where we still sell Pioneer products. I personally have sold thousands if not hundreds of thousands of Pioneer Product in those years. From Pioneer Belt Drive PL-12Ds to perhaps the best Plasma's ever, the Kuros. My first turner in the 1970s was a Pioneer. I have a heart & respect for Pioneer and a history of relying on your product for both my customers, myself, and may family and friends. This is in part whay I really wanted the PLX-1000 to work for me.