Thanks indeed. I wonder if that's still a pre-production model for review, or the actual final product... I'm really interested but a couple of things start to worry me:
- Style-wise (minor): What's with the green fake-jade plastic corners & strips, of all the choices available ?
At least it seems from the powered-up pics that they dropped the glowing corners (which may be the reason for the plastic in the first place?)
- Component-wise (the biggie): for all I can tell from the internal pics, they are actually using ribbon cables to transfer the final amplified signal to the actual XLR connectors (pre-out & headphone)??? Esp. in light of the rest of the componentry! Ribbon cables are great for control panels etc., but to carry the resulting analog audio? It would be funny if some of the cable guys wax poetic about the sound improvements of their expensive, thick, pure copper/silver cables when the signal delivered to the respective connector is actually via a chintzy, unshielded ribbon cable with wires a tiny fraction of a millimeter thick...
I'm not too obsessed with cabling, but that seems like an odd choice. Who knows, maybe this too is from a pre-production model. I have no interest in the DSD capability since I don't plan to go down that route, but am interested in the power delivery of the integrated headphone section which might make for a nice all-in-one solution even for more demanding headphones. I guess I'll hold off on an order pending some reviews around here of the final product...
Edited by TheGrumpyOldMan - 7/8/13 at 1:18pm