The PC board for the final DAC prototype - what we would call the production prototype and thus identical to what will be in the kit - has been ordered this week. It takes a couple weeks to be built and from there we need to make some small layout changes on the chassis and make sure we don't screw something up in the process. At this moment I would estimate we will be ready to take orders in mid to late January. Release dates have a tendency to be moving targets so that is just a guess, not an announcement.
I cannot wait.