Can't wait for:
the Reference to have the extensive 400-500 hr burn in so the impressions and comparisons can be carved in head-fi annals.
Micro owners to start selling theirs to fund for the Reference. That way, we fishes wouldnt have to wait in que waiting for 4 months more or less. I also hope the awesome Dr. Xin will be able to build as much Reference units before availability so the future orders wont have as much wait list as the previous models. The fact alone that some members already recieved their Reference means that the doctor already built a number of units so this sounds very promising for future orders.
From the initial impressions above, sounds like the amp is geared more towards warmth and low frequencies while the Micro is on the leaner more dynamic side? So if my cans and music preferences are more on the mids and highs, is it better for me to just go with the Micro? I'm glad the older Xin line isnt outdated yet. One of the things I get scared about on a new product announcement is the outdating of the older products. But then again, that's an integral part of technology development. And 'development' is Dr. Xin's middle name.