I can send you some duct tape to help protect the cable :)
I don't think you should have a problem. There seems to be enough space. You can angle the cable upward and outward.
I posted some initial thoughts about the DACmini over on it's thread. I think that if the M8 is even anywhere close to the DACmini in terms of performance, we will all be quite satisfied. And it will be worth the wait.
Michael, consider absolutely no pressure from at least this customer. I fully recognize that this is an ambitious product development effort for your team, and that design and production issues get resolved in their own time. Please be completely confident in your product and pleased with your choices before releasing the M8 to us howling masses.
Michael and Crew,
No rush and No worries, here, either. I continue to be impressed with your dedication for achieving the highest quality Amp/DAC possible And keeping everyone up to date about your obstacles, successes, and progress. I'm really looking forward to hearing your finished creation...when you tell us it is "Done!"
Well for us early birds who paid in nov, it shouldn't be long now barring any setbacks. Looks like we have about a month left from the latest blog update. But I still don't want him to overly rush it though. I would much rather be where I am now(waiting) than to be some of the people in the past with other products who ended up being beta testers.
Update from Centrance's blog
Battery meter fixed through software, with firmware cleaning up continuing.
We will send them out by seniority – those people who have waited the longest will get their units first.
We estimate that the first batch of units will leave our premises in late May. The additional batches will leave in June.
@Golden Ears - This is a very nice read. I fully agree on all points especially the simple Mercedes switch. The more I wait, the more I appreciate the updates on how mgoodman faces his challenge to produce a product of his dream, one by one to the silly rubber bands, never brushing aside simple details. This gives me a lot of faith on his company and knowing every week that he is working very hard for my hard earn dollar makes it worth the wait.
@Golden Ears - I elected to hop on board based on my experience with the DacPort - pretty amazing device, especially given that it is USB bus powered.