Well, you guys have convinced me.
I just received an Email from Brian Weitzel about the mods, which prompted me to call www.fullcompass.com ( Thanks, BrianW !!! ). For others that may be interested, the toll free number is 800-356-5844. They had the ART DI /O in stock and sold me one at $121.00 plus $10.00 additional for shipping, handling and insurance. Total of $131.00 and were glad to accept American Express.
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Even with the $140.00 fee for mods, this is small change compared to what we all have in our systems. Even a small improvement in the performance of my existing library of CD and SACD will make this one of the few real bargains in high end, provided it is anywhere near as good as claimed. Personally I hope it is true, I am ready for something that makes digital better without spending equal to our nations defense budget to get there.