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 If memory serves, the Mjolnir 2 replaced the 1 at the same price point ($849)--consistent with their practice with regard to replacement of other 1's with 2's.
Things are so much easier for those of us focusing on just the amp or the amp + phono stage.
 Mileage may vary, but in my case it was a few (or more) months.
Norne does good work, but don't count on "soon".
 Discounts on the GS & PS 1000e and PS 500e are significantly reduced from those of a few weeks ago. I ordered the PS 500e (then for $450 before a small additional discount) and had no issues.
Newegg via (ClassyU) (still?) has Grado Headphones on sale.  Discounts on many models are still very good, although perhaps not quite what they were a couple weeks ago.   Examples:   Grado SR60e Prestige Series Headphones $59.99 (was $79.99) Grado SR125e Prestige Series Headphones $105.99 (was $150.00) Grado SR225e Prestige Series Headphones $139.99 (was $200.00) Grado RS1e Reference Series Headphones $499.99 (was $695.99) Grado PS500e Professional Series...
 Good unit by good company and worth considering for many.  However according to GD: "If customer like to keep your headphone with single ended connector (6.3MM), choice the C-2 get better performance than the NFB-1AMP." Shipping to the USA adds $53 (vs. $17).
If that "something" is a balanced (+ single ended) headphone amp that can properly and well power everything from the most sensitive IEM's to the HE-6 and has both balanced and RCA selectable inputs (and more features) for under $400, it damn sure is a deal. Name another unit that does all that at $500, $600, $700 or even more. Under your preferred definition of a deal, almost no new product -- however innovative or pioneering in value -- can ever be a deal.  Our...
 If you viewed the first link (Jude's piece), you have the answer.
New Schiit Jotunheim has just been released.  At its $399 base point price you receive a balanced (+ single ended) headphone amp that can properly and well power everything from the most sensitive IEM's to the HE-6.  At $499 you can add a DAC or passive phono stage.   See:   http://www.head-fi.org/t/818323/schiit-jotunheim-review-preview-head-fi-tv   and   http://schiit.com/products/jotunheim
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