I've decided to make a move on a high end headphone amp and preamp combo, for a number of reasons. The combo makes it easier to justify a price tag of 1-3K for a unit that forms the bedrock of a full system. I am trying to decide between a WA2 and Ray Samuels Audio "The Apache". The Little Dot MKIII is also an interesting option, but I prefer products made in the USA or Europe.
My question: Are there any recent or forthcoming high end HPA/Preamp combos out there on the market that I've missed?
I ask because Ray introduced the Apache sometime in 2007, though he has upgraded the OpAmps since. I'm not sure when Woo put out the WA2. Maybe this sounds silly given the 'classic' nature of products at this price range, but if I plunk down 3 grand on a new Apache, I want to have a cutting edge product that will last for decades.