I am not sure about release date through an agent versus release direct from ALO. Initially I made the enquiry before A2A even had it listed but ALO had it up on their page. I was hoping that the A2A pricing was the same as the other ALO products in that it is the same price AUD as ALO lists in USD. Unfortunately the price for the RX3 is $50 higher than the US price. As you say, this is cancelled out by postage from ALO.
I would like to support A2A for supporting our hobby but after waiting approx 4 months already for this amp....it will include many hurt and anxiety units if I am sitting waiting whilst the US soaks in the RX3 goodness.