I heard it will be under $2k. If it's like their streamers/servers/DAC, they've likely come up with a better mouse trap for the computer usb connection. Looks like they've paid some real attention to the included headphone out for a change as well. Proof will be in a listen but it's nice to see a product well tuned to this market from them.
The DIN is for connecting to Naim poweramps. It could be used with an adaptor cable as suggested but it would not be balanced, just single ended.
The more I look at this product, the more I want it for my study. I doubt it would be as good as a Headline though, which uses external dedicated power supply.
The DIN is Naims preferred connector. It is an alternative to RCA or XLR.
In pre-historic times DIN was the industry standard. There are several types of DIN connectors, and Naim uses it to connect audio signals, ground and even power between their components.
Naim claims DIN is better due to its flexibility and the fact that it has a strand for common ground bla bla.
I have owned a Naim integrated, a Naim headphone amp and a aim DAC - all which I found to be good stuff. This little bastard looks promising - I am curious about the headphone specs....
You can always choose not to care about cable upgrades, but even with DIN cables, there are aftermarket options. Chord have DIN, I also tried cables from AR Sound, which I prefered to stock Naim.
There is some further detail posted on the Naim forum; part way down this page
This all sounds very promising...