It was one of several sources. If you also consider the effort required, Chord have spent the past few months releasing the Poly (which still requires ongoing development of the software updates, plus app), plus JF has mentioned the planned release of 2Go at CES (although there is a slight ambiguity when he now talks about availability during spring 2018), plus presumably the ongoing work to get the digital amps ready for CES. That does not leave many spare manhours to develop the 3Qute, so I honestly do not believe that it will be announced at CES2018. However I cannot be 100% certain of this, and I realise that JF pulled a rabbit out of the hat, by announcing the Hugo2 at CES2017. So my advice to everyone thinking of buying themselves any Chord kit is do not buy because it is Christmas, but wait two weeks until CES2018, and you can make a more informed decision.