I was considering the PHA-1 but opted for the ADL X1 instead. With Sony's record I knew they'd have a PHA-2, PHA-3, PHA-4 within a two year period.
Very true shingzeo, it is just like people want to rip CDs into 24/192 FLAC or "up convert" from lossy to lossless compression. I was decently active over the now dead minidiscussion forum so I know all that. Too bad that Hi-MD came out too little too late. However, with Sony and some others pushing 4K TVs, it is not difficult to imagine they will try to push some kind of high res audio format along with it, and DSD may just be the thing.
Yes, but I couldn't keep up with it and my other work. I'm sorry. I loved it and it was heaps of fun, but I was going to bed 2-3AM pretty much every other day and leaving for work early. Too much too much. Thank you again for the kind words.
The specs of the battery life are in the page itself.
Analogue input would be approx. 17hours whereas iDevices digital input would be approx. 6.5hours. Still very low in my opinion and doesn't come close to what Cypher Labs is doing with their upcoming Theorem 720.
That's what I have said before. They are pushing 4K TVs and contents hard, so push on HD music like 24/192 FLAC or DSD is not out of realm of reasons.