The info is out on HifiMan's subforum over at erji.net (in Chinese): http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=1300699
Double ES9018, one channel each
Two ES9018 DSP chips when one ES9018 is more than capable to do 8 channels at a silly -133 DNR in 2 channel mode which will need 24/192 to even take advantage of that????
Why o why?!?! I could MAYBE see if they used the ES9012 but dual ES9018? Power a 16 channel system (read theater) without ANY issues!
Easy $1300 price tag.