I was in the Schiit "HQ" yesterday to pick my Lyr & Bifrost and spoke to Alex the ops mgr for a good hour. I was told both the statement amp and dac would be under $2k. I'm already blanking on the figures he gave me, but they were under the 2 grand mark, of course I'm sure that's subject to change as development goes on.
Glad you got to talk to Alex as he's a super nice dude. I'm also glad he gave a soft figure of under the $2k mark. With 2 products going end of life
it really seems impossible to know what direction the Schiit team has had to take and how that would affect projected costs.
All I know is I'm extremely excited to see how the DAC turns out. Oh, and yea, the amp, too.