does this piece translate to $39,000- worth of electronics,
$39k retail translates to $18k wholesale of which maybe $4k is electronics. So that would be a big fat no.
39k translates to a class D design with a limited open soundstage (as compared to everything on hand), the broken (or not ready unit) and the reviewer’s habbit for promoting (with some kind of cliche). Funny as i posted here on Agon that integrates are excellent value for money.
Casing is nice though and that leaves us with 2k worth of electronics.