Looking forward to joining the ranks of ZMF Auteur-ites. Buying a Blackwood from a headfi-er. Was intrigued by the Verite, but that's a bit much for me to start out with not having ever heard any of the ZMFs before. I really thought my first ZMF was going to be a planar since most of the HPs I've enjoyed and kept are planars, but the Auteurs sound like they could be a good fit for me too and also give me some diversity with my HPs. Fortunately, i have a few different amps that will probably work fine (Bottlehead Crack, WA22, V281. may have to start looking at a GOTL) and I have a lot of compatible cables (ZMF Silver Michanikos, Silvergarde, Silver Dragon, Cardas) from my Audeze's. In any case, I'm pretty excited and can't wait to get them.