I also notice a slight increase in pricing over the past 3 years or so. Maybe all those reviews telling Ian that his speakers sound as good as ones twice the price are having an impact.
I understand that Axiom has moved even more of their production in-house (from offshore) over the last few years - good to see but probably brings some added costs as well.
M60ti, VP180, QS8, M2ti, EP500, PC-Plus 20-39
M5HP, M40ti, Sierra-1
LFR1100 active, ADA1500-4 and -8