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 Yep, that's the one, from Grant Fidelity (but really from Yulong). It's a great little unit but obviously built to a price and not intended to compete with something like the iDAC-6. Plus it's getting a bit long in the tooth now (USB tops out at 24/96 for example). 
  I can't speak for others but to me this seems perfectly fair. I've borrowed gear from friends on HeadFi and have loaned out gear plenty of times. In those cases, whoever is the recipient of the gear traditionally foots the bill for shipping. It just makes sense. An audition for something small like an IEM is obviously cheaper but still, $30 is not much to borrow $2k worth of nice equipment.   Not exactly the same, but vaguely similar behavior. The SS out, to my ears....
 That is a good question, which I hope has a good answer soon.
 Sorry, it's been so long that I don't remember any specifics on it. 
  Yes, but it's been many years. I remember enjoying it, very "tubey" with all the ups and downs that entails. The new version seems like a significant improvement though I'm sure the original can be fun with the right tubes.
 It can. Only 2 inputs, 1 output, and no remote.... so it may be better suited for a desktop system than a full size rig. 
You mean the HA-1A mkII? I've actually got a demo unit here and it is indeed a stunning piece of gear. I just spend a small fortune on tubes to really let it stretch its legs.... more on that soon enough.
  Wow, good question.... I haven't actually compared them head to head yet. The NuPrime is currently living in my speaker rig, while the Cayin stack is in the bedroom - about as geographically far apart as they can get in my house. I think from memory the NuPrime might be the slightly better DAC (assuming you don't want some fun flavoring which the Cayin does offer), while the Cayin amp has the edge overall. I think it will be a close battle though, and I'll make sure to...
Based on my somewhat limited experience with the (base model) WA7 I'd say the amp section is theoretically "better" if someone liked a warmer, more euphonic sound. The NuPrime amp section is certainly not far behind though, and will actually be superior for those who like a more linear, flat response, or those who desire more power (NuPrime delivers 4 times as much into a 32 ohm load). Personally I'd take the DAC-10H with all but a few of my headphones.   As a DAC...
Very nice!
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