Attendees at the Bristol Sound and Vision Show got an earful from the keynote speaker about the 'deceit' of many hi-end manufacturers. Reviewers also got it in the eye from AVI head honcho Ashley James. Cheap parts masquerading as expensive design? Check. Huge mark ups for dealers? Check. Reviewers who perpetuate the myth of value from the uber-expensive products? Check. Wish I could have been there. Of course, AVI do have a dog in the fight so pinches of salt are probably in order ("more than $1.5k for those little monitors?"). I'd love to try some of their products to get some perspective here but let's face it, we all suspect that he's speaking at least some truth, no?