I have been noticing that peachtree has went away from the 9016 sabre dac reference chip to the 9023 chip in their newer designs. I believe from what I read in on the ess website that the 9023 is lower on their ladder than the 9016 chip.Is peachtree cutting costs by going to a inferior chip in their latest lower end offerings? I was browsing the ess website and it looked to me that the specs on the 9016 chip are better than those on the 9023 chip. They also are raising the price on the nova by 100 dollars as of january 1st 2013.What is going on at peachtree are they starting to get like a lot of other companies before them by first offering high value products and once they get established, then they water down their offerings to make more money. This happens a lot in the marketplace.A company offers a great product or products and their later offerings are not as good.