There's been mixed reports about whether the D8 will be available for widespread purchase, I really hope it is... but if it isn't we may have this to fall back on: http://www.head-fi.org/t/648674/yulongs-new-da8
Yulong A8 and D8 pre-order invitation - order by Oct 31st only - Page 2
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Yulong is also currently working on an DA8. DAC and heaphone amp unit. From what I have gathered in the forums it is likely to have most of the performance of the D8 (if not the same??). It will be a production model for sure. Expect this year.
Edit: Sorry, I see EraserXIV posted essentially the same thing above.
Edited by mrcasey - 3/22/13 at 10:22pm
"As per Yulong, D8 and A8 are likely to be ready by end of the year. It's later than we expected (originally thought to be in July)."
Likely the DA8 has distracted Yulong from the D8 and A8. Oh well, I'll pick up a DA8 as soon as it becomes available to get a taste for now.
Edited by mrcasey - 5/12/13 at 4:14am