Heyas folks! IT HAS ARRIVED! I am getting the ball rolling and starting up this thread as it needs to be done! (Apologies for the potato quality. This is an HDR photo off my iPod touch. ) The night is still young, and there is much listening to be had. Thus far, I have only listened to a handful of DSD files, so there won't be much in the way of this first post; This is merely as teaser! In all honesty I am still in disbelief that this flagship unit is sitting on my desk, driving my HD 600s to sonic bliss! I am in awe of not only the HDV 820's amazing build quality and aesthetics, but left nearly speechless at the phenomenal, near flawless transparency! I have often wondered just how much diminishing returns a $2400 USD DAC/amp has over a unit (or combo) that is both well received and priced to cater more towards the average enthusiast. Well, in the hour(ish) I have been listening for, I am beginning to realize that in the case of the HDV 820, there is none. In other words, this bad-boy is worth every hard earned dollar, period! Anyway, as stated this is just a teaser. More impressions and better quality picts to follow in the up-coming days; I gots some listening to do!