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OK i'll start then, nearly $7000 OMG, had it been anyway near the competition, my $1000 dollars
would have been sat in the FRS account already. 
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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I understand more than one person has pre-ordered two (or more) PowerGeniusXL units, so pricing isn't beyond market acceptance.

Solid state alternatives have typically been running even more money (though some have integral power supplies, ATUs or other features).

My Alpha-9500s will become backups to PowerGeniusXLs.  I am thinking of moving the "shack" to the tower base with most gear having not more than 100ft of feedline to the antenna.   Let network connectivity handle the haul back to the "traditional shack" and other operating positions.

The present PowerGeniusXL  configuration is able to handle up to 2.5:1 matching needs, which will work for a lot of the target buyers. 


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It could be some big gun contester who may actually come out cheaper in the end instead of two amps.

I also wonder if any non flex users will buy it. Being "true" SO2R out of the box is pretty neat.
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On the SO2R side other solid state options are a lot more expensive. Looks like $11,000-$15,000 sort of territory. Makes the PowerGeniusXL a consideration for a non-Flex shack.

Before the Alpha-9500 was sharply discounted in the series of organizational death throws, it priced at a similar price point.

Cool & interesting & advanced & pioneering are so seldom in the same sentence as inexpensive when it comes to technology alas.

Looking forward to Matt's call for full payment and delivery instructions here!



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