**** This is NOT a real pre-order thread : it's merely an attempt to gauge interest in Yggdrasil beyond a hardcore group in two threads **** I have zero affiliation with Schiit and - at this point in time - dont own a single Schiit product, but if the mods feel I'm needlessly contributing to the hype around this DAC or otherwise making a negative contribution, I respect their decision to close the thread. Assuming that doesn't happen, if you are in the same position as myself its likely that you will be required to make a 'leap of faith' and buy Yggdrasil without hearing a single note. I'm particularly interested in feedback from people who are just waiting on a few more impressions before embarking on that leap of faith - please use the existing threads for all other feedback. I used the term 'pre-order' to signify serious intent to purchase - if that seems premature at this point, so be it. Sticker price for Yggdrasil has been confirmed at 2299 USD and it should be available from Schiit in early April 2015 if Mike's last post re the production handover is any guide. Once again, you will only be able to order Yggdrasil through Schiit - this is just another thread on Head-fi - but I'd appreciate responses along these lines : A. I've heard a prototype, and I'm sold B. Just take my money and send me one C. I want to read a few more impressions, preferably from longtime reviewers, but so far I'm 90% sold D. i need to audition this DAC alongside other gear, but at this stage it seems like a strong candidate E. Depending on the landed price in my country, this is a frontrunner for my next DAC purchase FWIW, I'm going with E at the moment - interested to hear from other prospective buyers outside the US. No doubt there's an 'F', 'G' and 'I' out there, but if you've read this far I'm assuming you arent just here for the lulz. This is just one corner of a much larger audio universe, but I'm interested nonetheless, and i hope any responses will be genuine. Comments re the hype train - and I've made a few of my own - or the position of the power switch etc should be made in the other threads and there's no need to go over the same ground : most of us know the back story by now. Purrin's thread and the official Rag/Yggy thread are monsters and I dont want to add to the noise in those threads, hence this new thread. Apologies to those who feel we're doing Schiit's marketing for them - that's not my intent, particularly given that I've never even heard their existing DACs. Skepticism is great, hence the 'I need to audition this alongside other gear' example above. Thanks in advance for your responses.