That's right, there'll always be something better around. I thought perhaps it wasn't the "optimal" time to buy a new DAC since I knew there were several new DACs on the way from other vendors, I also knew that Anedio was working on new products. However I wanted a top DAC now and that I got.
KevinWolf, have you gotten your LCD-2's to go the the D1 yet?
Yes! I'm still in the first couple days of listening but so far: Wow! Using them with the D1 headphone amp sounds good little too neutral for me. The Sr-71A sounds excellent, but now I'm agonizing over upgrading to a more powerful desktop amp like peak/volcano, WA22 or (choke) the Liquid Fire. This is all the D1's fault! It's elevated my sonic tastes to a new level.