I assume you would be replacing your present 252 / Supercap with the 552, so would it not be worth discussing trade-in figures with your dealer against the 552, either new or ex-demo?
My brand new 552 DR cost me considerably less than £10,000, after my 252 / Supercap trade in.
If I lived in the UK I would have done that. That’s how I have done so far with all my current gear. Several stores in Sweden have up to NAC252/NAP300 level gear.
The problem in Sweden is that only one dealer have a NAC552 as demo. On the second hand market a NAC552 shows up every second year and disappears as fast as it appears.
I could off course buy a new one from a dealer in Sweden but that would be too expensive. A new NAC552 will cost approx. 23k GBP here in Sweden. As trade value I will get payed 6-7k GBP at best. I would have to pay something lite 16-17k GBP to trade in my NAC252/SC DR for a new NAC552, maybe a little less if I’m really lucky. This is too expensive for me…
The only option as I see possible is to buy a pre-loved or ex-demo unit from a UK-dealer and try to sell my NAC252/SC DR here in Sweden. With a little luck it will cost me 6-7k GBP to upgrade in this way instead of 16-17k.
Sure, I will not get a new NAC552 DR but still a nice one I hope…
“My brand new 552 DR cost me considerably less than £10,000, after my 252 / Supercap trade in.” sounds very interesting!
Was this done recently or several years ago? It seems like a really good deal!
I would definitely be interested in a new NAC552 DR if I could pay 10k GBP + my NAC252/SCDR.