I was going to PM Oriel, but decided I might as well say it publicly ........so, here we are:
Got Caliente near evening, yesterday. You guys have done a very nice job from beginning of ordering process thru to end of getting/hearing the amp. At first listen I can't help wondering about the eventual result of connecting to Pico dac.. Right now the initial quick and easy setup is 4th gen iMod / Zu Pivot / Headphile Terminator, and now changed to Grado RS-1 "semi vintage".
My first listen suggests Rob (Skylab) nailed it pretty accurately in his review.
Now for the hard work at hand - the burn-in
BTW - listening now, and a Leonard Cohen track came up (I'm Your Man) and never heard him as well and with as great depth as the addition of the Caliente permits. Previously heard Dee Dee Bridgewater in background off mic. that hadn't been evident during prior listenings. Magnificent detail.