Sony have just released information about the continuation of the PHA series. Their new PHA-2 DAC/headphone amp will support DSD at sampling rates of 2,8 and 5,6MHz. It looks to share the same form factor, but sports a couple of improvements to the design. Yes, you still get the roll cage, but this release looks much closer to a single box solution for almost ALL portable needs.
I hope that L/R balance is fixed along with performance with low-Ω earphones as well as battery life.
Sony PHA-2 page (Japanese)
Looking forward to impressions and opinions.
I will be going to the Fujiya show (barring the flu) and along with other headfier's sharing my views as they evolve.
Edited by shigzeo - 9/5/13 at 5:18am