Up until the Magni, the E9 was a pretty good value proposition. I STILL can't believe that the Magni is even in the same 'price-o-sphere' as the FiiO E9 or other bargain amps - and everything but the wall wart is made in 'Murica? How in the heck??
It inspires me because even at my rapidly advancing age, I'd like to make a career change to Industrial Design (I need to pay off debt and go back to school, but...) and I'd like to somehow get an ID worker's cooperative going. Knowing that Schiit can source materials and manufacturing in America and compete with cheap Asian labor and manufacturing gives me hope that a high-end ID cooperative firm wouldn't immediately suffer a premature post-natal death.
Now I just need to learn how Schiit arm-wrestled the devil into giving them this deal!