it is actually an A version.. an older one that came with the dir9001 and the ad1852. I'll also be getting a wm8740 with it. That is what you preferred version was right? the older Dir9001 and the older ad1852? I can upgrade to a wm8741, but That would require a small solder job. nothing that wouldn't be reversible though. I'm not sure if I will ever mess with it. Maybe if I hear some praise. I should check out the fun thread. Anyone have a direct link?'
-edit- I realize your preferred version was you friends older B. But this will be the same chips. Should be similar. I would think.. Unless some of the "upgrades" affect it. I wouldn't think so. Then again, I bet you never expected to prefer the B version at all.
Chris that's awesome, I think you actually got the B with upgrades, better USB, better plug etc. It's been a while since I actually looked at the differences other than the chip. I went with the B because of something the Pacific Valve rep said. His perception was the A with the woolfson chip sounded smeared and that the B was actually the best sounding Audio GD DAC he had heard since such and such a model. Anyway good deal congratulations.