Michael informed me tonight that my DACmini was shipped out today via FedEx as part of the initial shipment of his new desktop DAC/amp. All the hardware & software issues that had caused the shipping delay have been successfully resolved. All of the units with fixed outputs were shipped out late Thursday or early Friday. Units like mine, requested with variable outputs were delayed because of a popping sound heard when the units were turned off. However, he later informed me that that too has been resolved & my unit did go out late & the others requested with variable outputs will follow.
So all of you who, like me, had DACmini pre-orders should be getting a nice Thankgiving package from CEntrance sometime next week. I don't know about anyone else, but given the truly excellent sound quality Mr. Goodman & his staff were able to produce in the little portable DACport, I can't wait to try his newest creation which wlll be much more powerful & should easily be able to power my HE5LE & hopefully the HE6 I plan on ordering.
If you haven't visited the CEntrance DACmini website, I suggest you do so. Michael is going to eventually have 6 different versions of this dac/amp coming out with this initial unit designated the CX model. I am very interested in the upcoming KX model which will be a USB DAC + headphone out + power amp + dock (iphone/ipod). Now if I can just talk him into incluing a small remote with the KX, I will be set!
As folks receive their units, get them burned in & start listening to them, please post your impressions/reviews. I for one am very anxious to hear what the other early adopter's think of their new miniCX. I will post my own thoughts here too as I listen to it & compare it to my other dac/amp combo's including the Nuforce udac, CEntrance's own DACport, my Nuforce HDP, & finally my modded Benchmark HDR.
Edited by AustinHorn - 11/24/10 at 6:29pm