It is a shame about cost of manufacturing in the UK. Light weight amps don't seem to pose so much of a problem, which leads to believe it's the cost of that huge Transformer and other associated parts such as large caps that have to be the biggest savings with an Amp.
As a matter of interest, are there any switch mode Amps in the product line?
Yes indeed they are the PCM 2 channel range and the PQM 4 channel jobbies, At present I only stock the PCM12 and PCM18 and I am waiting for stock to arrive of the PQM8 and PQM13. I do have a PQM8 in my own rack and just have 1 off PQM13 left
These all use a very efficient output stage, even the transformer models, that the spiel says gives you Class D efficiency with Class AB sound. I don't know about that but I do know that they sound pretty good to me