Lake People showed their new "HPA RS 02" and "HPA RS 08" headphone amps at the CanJam in Essen Germany last weekend (24/25.9.2016). Both models are based on the Violectric V100 but without balanced inputs on the back and Internal DAC / Interface Options. Nevertheless the new models also have some very nice tweaks (active and passive pass through modes). Tragically I didn't had the time to listen to these new models (had a bad cold anyway), but CEO Fried Reim said that the sound of the RS 02 is on par with the Violectric V100 and even slightly above on the RS 08 when using its balanced headphone output (Neutrik 4-pin). Again they used the high grade ALPS RK27 for volume control on both models. I will put the HPA RS 08 under my Christmas tree this year. Please check out attached info sheet provided by Lake People at the CanJam (sorry, German language only). Probably Fried Reim will join this conversation later and give us some more in depth information (some real world photos, especially from inside, would be very nice). I guess he said the Lake People HPA RS 02 and HPA RS 08 will be available this October.