Electrocompaniet can't seem to get it together where the Spider is concerned. What I keep hearing is "2 to 3 weeks". I've been hearing that for 5 months now. Frankly, I've given up on the Spider and intend to go for the Empirical Audio mods as soon as I can afford them. Naturally, the mods are far more expensive (maybe a bit too), but I'm expecting great improvements, especially in what I feel is the EMC-1's greatest weakness, focus. The Spider is probably a nice little tweak that will produce minimal improvement. It ain't cheap either at 400 clams.