Depends on who's calendar they are using.
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The "release date" makes me think of the old jazz standard " It's Too Late To Be Early." I once fell in love with a prototype speaker, the Snell B type, based on its years of press and anticipation. When my local shop finally got a production pair after all the hoopla turned out to be outstanding in almost every way. I was able to arrange a free in-home audition and I ordered my own pair almost immediately. I still love them to this day. I admit to being very curious about the OPPO phones, I think my LCD2s can tide me over for a long time yet.
I reckon that Oppo® is using a variation of RW/RP in the PM-1, with ultra-light-gauge gold wire spirals sandwiched in highly-flexible plastic (cannot guess between DuPont® Mylar® and Monsanto® Dynaflex® here, as either, both, or some new plastic might be in play). Two opposing spiral conductors would be joined at the hub for such a diaphragm to both conduct and interact with the field between the arrays of neodymium-alloy magnets. With seven layers, there could be a total of four spirals, as two pairs.
That's almost twice as expensive and heavy as the 560... Depending on the PM price, it might compete directly.
The 560 will probably a very good value as is... Hopefully :D