5k no way. The active model with the built in compressor costs 5k. The one I'm looking at is more like 1200.00. It differs from the Bright Star, which I have tried and don't particularly like under digital. They seem to work OK for me under amps though. Never buy one, you can make one that is every bit as good for about 10 bucks. I think that homemade stuff is great, but unless you were a machinist or something you would never be able to make a Vibraplane. I'm hoping that someone who has actually tried the Vibraplane will comment. Maybe my title wasn't catchy enough?