Scarcity in Luxury goods is not a new concept. It's a cultivated and strategic aspect of the marketing plan. In my industry (Luxury Wine) it's a very commonplace fact of life in the market. Wines are released for distribution and the number of cases produced are often low, and included point of sale materials and reviews of the product. It's not that the brands don't want to sell more, but there are rapidly diminishing returns to expansion and damage to brand equity can result if a perception develops that sufficient care isn't taken. The perceptive and discerning consumer of these goods wants only the best materials and exacting processes used. These are for products that are consumables and selling for a fraction of the price of the speakers being discussed here.