Yeah, I understand it now. I have an early FUN. So, anyway, I ordered the Wolfson module. Everything will be lovely in the fullness of time.
I really like Audio-Gd products. Pretty fanatical attention to detail for the money. Great value in sound quality. Easy to use. User upgradeable to some degree. THICK FRONT PANELS! As I've said before, put a 16 mm aluminum panel on it and I would buy a six-transistor AM radio. (Even with GERMANIUM transistors.)
Here you go milosz. I ordered my Fun (upgraded B version with WM8741) towards the end of September so that corresponds with what Elanzer wrote below.
This largely depends on when you purchased it. They only somewhat recently started using the WM8741 in FUN/Sparrow. The "A" versions previously had either the WM8740 or AD1852 as an option, in which the AD1852 is more accurate while the WM8740 is smoother but less detailed, so it was a tossup (unlike the WM8741 which has the best of both chips and can be considered flat out better). The WM8741 option was introduced in September as an improvement for both units. You can buy the WM8741 module alone and upgrade your unit if it doesn't have it, I personally did it with my Sparrow and it was definitely worth it. Anyone who orders the "B" versions of the FUN/Sparrow should definitely pay the extra $15 to get the WM8741.
As far as the delays.. I wouldn't be very surprised if they received a ridiculous amount of orders for the NFB-12 since it far outclasses everything else available in the $200 range. For a small company with as little employees as Kingwa has, it does take awhile to churn through all those orders to get everything shipped out as they're built, while applying all the quality control and testing to make sure these things have no issues.
Hmm, my FUN has the USB hardware of the "A" version which supports 96KHz/24Bit, so it doesn't seem they accidentally shipped me a "B" version. Also, I have EVOX capacitors, a Neutrik headphone jack, and the matte-gold "custom RCA jacks" that are all part of the "A" build.
I have an early production FUN, ordered just after they introduced it. Maybe the Wolfson DA8741 wasn't the standard part in the "A" version at that early time.
In their reply to my email, Audio-GD did not answer why my "A" version has the DA1862 in it and not a DA8741.
Edwin told me that if I wanted a DA8741 for my FUN it would be $56 including shipping, so I ordered one.