- Dec 23, 2008
I just spoke to Questyle and confirmed a few things. Figured I should update here so everyone knows the latest info.
First, the Q192 is not being redone. I think there was some speculation about it, possibly being refreshed to add DSD. They decided that it needs to keep a low price point (low for a good all-in-one device) rather than add features. So the Q192, which I really like, stays the same.
Next, the CAS192 is getting a minor update in the near future, with "True DSD" capabilities. What it won't be getting is volume control. So the CAS192 driving dual CMA800R, as pictured a few posts ago, would require software volume control. Which may not be such a bad thing, I don't know.
Lastly, Questyle has a few more products on the horizon, but nothing finalized yet. There is a higher-end DAC positioned above the CAS192, and then a monoblock speaker amplifier. Neither have prices, finalized specs, or anything else worth mentioning, so I don't have much else to say yet.
Anyway, I'm still enjoying the heck out of the CMA800R. Need to write up my thoughts regarding the differences between them - it's a small improvement, but worth mentioning since the CMA800 is already so damn good.
Same thing I've heard, from the same person. Let me just give you guys picture, which confirms what project86 just wrote : http://www.questyleaudio.com/uploads/allimg/140123/1-1401231IH3106.JPG
You can see there two monoblocks, speaker power amps. And above them there's a DAC. Yes, it has volume knob, and yes, it's Questyle. But I promised I won't tell what it is, at least untill official release. But that brick is above CAS192.