Makes sense that there would be some increase. High-res USB implementation AND balanced outputs? That's worth a couple hundred more perhaps. Just a guess. I have to admit I felt intense jealousy for a few seconds about the balanced outputs. Then I realized I'm so happy with the Peak/Volcano that I wouldn't be taking advantage of them anyway. But this is great news for those who waited.
I guess we can gather from MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS that the USB/Spdif converter for rev1 will arrive WITHIN a few months? Again, just guessing.