Two latest products from Audio Technica made their appearance at the recent Hong Kong high-end A/V show - the HA5050H and HA22Tube.
The HA5050H has a completely different design from the HA2002/5000/5000ANV and does not have any of that famous, wooden front panel at all (WTH?!). It features direct DSD decoding, supports 32/384, uses EBBCC vacuum tube and class A bipolar junction transistors for the amplification and 8 headphone jacks! There are two jacks for each impedance value of 16/32/64/600 ohm and seem to be all 6.3mm jacks. Only two headphones can be plugged in at the same time but they can be of different impedance. It accepts both RCA and XLR inputs.