I'm interested in this IA as well, so hopefully there will be some responses. Very good looking unit. Wondering how the SQ is and how it compares to others like a Marantz PM8004 and a Musical Fidelity M3i, since they are all fairly close in pricing. I spent 45 minutes today listening to a Arcam A38 demo unit (@ $1400) and was not impressed at all. Pretty lifeless and not enough bass.