Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but anyways: From Vanatoo on the Transparent One Encore: It is our plan to offer the introductory price until we sell all of our first production run or until we ship our first unit, whichever comes first. I was told via email that production starts 14th Jan, shipping is still "mid-February." Edited to add: I placed my order yesterday. For use with a very small TV/living room with only occasional music use. Reading up on soundbars, they all seem to be varying combinations of sonic compromise depending on how much money you throw at them. And the One Encores seem to have been practically designed with this use in mind (loads of inputs, auto-power on and sleep functions).