Long time lurker on these forums (and unfortunately my wallet has suffered, but not my ears!), first time poster.
I purchased the new Cypher Labs Algorhythm Solo -dB from Todd the Vinyl Junkie and wanted to provide some great feedback for both them, Cypher Labs, and most importantly, for the CLAS -dB. My saga started out with trying to purchase the original CLAS and at that time, TTVJ was the only retailer still showing availability. Of course, they were out of stock, but they did notify me that two new products were coming out and gave me the choice to upgrade to the -dB or choose the -R and receive a refund for the price. Shortly after receiving the CLAS -dB, TTVJ notified me that mine was one affected by the balanced output issue. (Having only used it single ended, I hadn't noticed any problems.) They put me in contact with David at Cypher Labs, who could not have been better. I returned my CLAS -dB to Cypher Labs and within 10 days had the fixed unit shipped back to me. Thanks to Cypher Labs and TTVJ for such excellent customer service. Could not have been a better experience!
Now onto the sound. My previous setup had been an iPod 5G or my Mac via a RSA Predator to either Shure 535 IEMs or Grado RS1i. When deciding to add the CLAS, I decided I needed an upgrade and purchased a pair of Audeze LCD-2's. Once I received the CLAS, added an iPod classic 7G (from reading the forums it doesn't seem like the iPod 5G plays well with the CLAS due to hardware limitations). The RSA Predator clips when trying to drive the LCD-2s (I guess it's not powerful enough), so now it, my Shure 535's and my iPod 5G have been relegated to my subway commuting rig, and I upgraded the amp to the ALO Rx Mk3-B. (Not kidding that this can get to be an expensive hobby.) Finally, the sound. The combination of the CLAS -dB, ALO Rx Mk3-B, and the Audeze LCD-2's is nothing short of amazing. The bass is deep, controlled and not rolled off or overpowering. The mids are smooth and luscious and the highs are incredibly clean and not too forward (that was my complaint with the Grado RS1i). I have been spending way too many hours late at night just listening to and enjoying music. Although lossless sounds best, I've even been enjoying iTunes AAC 256 downloads with this setup. Have got balanced interconnect from ALO and some Moon Audio Silver Dragon headphone cables on order and can't wait to see the difference that these and going balanced will make.
Sorry for the long post (or if it is in the wrong place -- noob, after all), but I wanted to share my great experiences with both Todd the Vinyl Junkie and Cyper Labs with the CLAS -dB balanced output issue and my sonic impressions of this great product. To me, the combination of the CLAS -dB -> ALO Rx Mk3B -> Audeze LCD-2's is sublime and one I would highly recommend if you can swing it.