So, is 'Made in Japan' really such a big deal in terms of quality and reliability? Or is it just a bragging rights thing?
Also, what are the major differences between the top end of the PM series and the Model series like 30 or 40?
From a cursory glance at specs, the 40's harmonic distortion and signal to noise ratio figures are much lower than the top PM800X, and of course, more power.
Are these and the Made in Japan tag worth all that premium?
Also, the 40s power seems to be lower than the 30s...
Could any owners of PM series or Model 30 also weigh in, please?