Anyone know anything about the new Dodson 218 DAC?

I have heard from a few people that it is due out within a month, but no details other than the fact that it will be better than his last DAC. Anyone know any specifics, ie price, release date, etc???
I've just heard scuttlebutt that the price is about $7k and it's due out this summer.
This is a sad post for me as Lars Fredel and I had become good friends over the last few years. I spoke to him about a month before his untimely death and he was excited as he was to receive this new dac for evaluation. I don't know if he did but I must say he held Dodson in very high respect. I'm sure Ralph will have a great product as he truly has a passion for the technology and the part it plays on reproduction. I'll close with good bye Lars and I know you're listening to "a hell of a band".
It's now on the Dodson website. Price is $8K, cosmetics identical to the 217 except silver faceplate. The 217 is apparently discontinued (as an owner, this saddens me), but will have a future software upgrade.