Mordy. The Schiit threads are extremely active with highly enthusiastic Schiit owners. Much like our FA threads, but with a much larger customer base. There is an interesting YouTube video of Jude interviewing Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat in 2012. They were just a small, start-up company then. It is amazing how far they have come. They are always busy developing new products (into different areas) and seem to often have difficulty keeping up with demand for existing products. All Schiit DACs except the bottom one are built so as to be easily upgraded as technology develops. That may be one reason they are often difficult to find on the used market. In addition, up and down the line their multibit DACs receive high praise and Schiit doesn't seem to be too worried about undermining somewhat the sale of their more expensive DACs by developing high performing cheaper models. I don't think they ever intentionally cripple a lower cost model to maintain sales of more expensive models. That just doesn't seem the way Mike and Jason do business. They both have been around for decades and are highly respected. I could not recommend anyone buying a Schiit DAC that is not multibit. For example, I think one would be much better served to buy a multibit Bimby than a delta sigma Gungnir. At least this is my view on the subject. Edit: Also remember an advantage of buying new directly from Schiit is their 15-day return policy, with a 5% restocking feel.