You are killing me ;) When do you think you will have some more thoughts on the Quattro? I am especially interested in its prowess as a preamp. My particular needs are about 50% speakers and 50% headphones.
I have a set of speakers (Quad 22ls) and AMPs (Outlaw Monoblocks) and nothing to plug them into. The head phones will be a birthday present (have a set of Sony MDR-V700s but will look to move to a set of closed cans in teh $300 Range). I am looking hard for something that will help me dridge that gap and the Quatro looks like it could do just that.
(Of course you know I am kidding, I have seen your other reviews and look forward to this one. But any previews would be great.)
So far I'm just burning in the Quattro DAC as I wait for the Quattro amp to arrive. I've done a few sneak peak listens and it sounds very good straight from the headphone jack. I have not yet inserted it into a system as a preamp though. I can say that the remote volume control works exactly as expected - smooth movement and nice small increments each time you push the button.
I'll of course do a full review eventually but I think I'm going to approach this one a little differently. Although I don't agree with everything done by the website 6moons.com, I rather like the way they do previews first and then finish up later with the listening impressions. That way you can see all kinds of pictures, learn about the design and specs, etc, without having to wait ages for the whole thing to be done. So I'll be posting an "unboxing" of the DAC in the next few days, and will continue to update as I go along.
Edited by project86 - 7/12/11 at 12:12pm