I don't mean to be harsh or come off as a jerk, but I know for a fact that the K-01 discussion is starting to irk quite a number of people I talk to from this site. It's not that people are jealous about not having the K-01, but certain people who talk about the K-01 need to continually impress how expensive it is, as though there's a definite correlation between cost and quality. The way the conversation is done becomes very off-topic and irritating.
It's like going to a sports car forum and seeing people talk about the GT2 like it's the be-all end-all, but only because of how expensive it is. The source is a very important part of a stat chain given how revealing stats are, but the K-01 discussion is done in a way that's off-putting and non value-add for a lot of people.
i think someone need to create Appreciation thread for this DAC. That would sort out the "confusion"