Really? You really think extension cables don't degrade the sound quality because they are made by Stax?!Every time you increase the length and even more troubling, add another connection you are degrading the sound quality. Especially with an analog amplified signal.
Don't understand the "painful price" comments at all.
Priced a Woo Audio, Head Amp, Cavalli, or any other high end headphone amp for that matter??
$5-6K is the norm, and those amps don't have a built in DAC, or speaker amp. And there's no brand name there to speak of, vs a McIntosh.
This amp is a downright bargain!!
Justin, can you comment on how components have changed (eg, using one brand of cap vs another), over the build lots?
Is this current lot using the same component brands that you used for the previous runs?