This Press Release explains quite a bit about the amp.
Seems pretty amazing.
And from what that article says, it seems like balanced headphone cables (for the HD800) will come with the amp. Regardless, it mentions that they will be available, which is awesome.
good info - thanks for that and yes balanced cables bundled with it are a bonus - mind you for that price they should
interesting to note the 150mm shaft to enable the potentiometer to be placed right alongside the source - those crafty germans !!
the dac is the curious part - I can understand them taking on HP amp design but high end DAC design takes experience and is a whole new field of expertise. Plus we all know a lot of audiophiles like the flexibility of separate components so really there asking HD800 owners to put aside or sell both their dac and their amp to make way for the HDVD800. Then again if they have come up with some outstanding product that outperforms high end separate DACs and HP amps then i would gladly sell mine to pay for it. Cant wait for the product to start being previewed.I suppose if there looking at Sept for general sale then we may be looking at july/aug for some reviews