“The Sony PHA-1 is a great option in the few selections that one has for idevice DAC/Amps. Its been around for over a year now and with the news of the now released PHA-2, the predecessor of the PHA-1, the price of the PHA-1 has dropped quite a bit. For a while it hovered around the 400 dollar price point, but now it can be gotten around $330-350, making it one of the most affordable...” --Cotnijoe
The new A845 is part of a larger NW-A840 series, which initially had a Japan-only debut in late 2009 and has been available there in black and brown and up to 64GB. Unfortunately, it seems that Sony Europe is going to offer only the 16GB model in black, which is odd because I thought they would surely hit the market with a large capacity player – at least 32GB.