I just discovered yesterday that SME in the U.K. is increasing its prices by 20% or so on turntables etc. from the 6th February next? This is a staggering price increase by any measure. I know of somebody who was mulling over an upgrade from an SME 20/2 to a 20/3 but I think he'll stick with what he has when he hears this. The U.K. retail price was something like £7,120 late last year and it has now increased to £8,550! I would like to know what justifies such a big price increase. Shame really.