[QUOTE=Brad-Pioneer;1995645]This is correct, there are differences in the sound deadening in the premium drives.
Sadly we’ve had to withdraw them from the Australian market with the A15XL being the first drive not offered here, but they just don’t sell well enough for us to keep them going.[/QUOTE]
the median price of a DVD writer has dropped to the point where a premium/retail version is a viable choice, and is worth paying for. Indeed, I have already bought two DVR-A12XL drives — and this from someone who only bought OEM. Had the A15/S15 been sold here, I would’ve snapped them up, too. I’m more than happy to pay the extra for the looks, quieter performance and better build — it’s more than a pretty bezel! In an informal conversation with a few friends [who take my advice on PC-related matters], they expressed similar sentiments.
Is it possible to stock small quantities of the A15/S15 that can then be sold direct from pioneer.com.au? If so, I call first dibs
If you can pass this on to the relevant folks [or action it yourself!], send me the first drives