It will be at RMAF in the GR-Research rooms.
It is my understanding that the "next generation" Ultra-fi DAC will be at the RMAF show in both the RidgeStreet Audio room and the GR Research room. The DAC's name will be different from the "iJazz" name that was an idea the designer was considering. (I think the new DAC name will be released at showtime). From a sonic perspective, the new Ultra-Fi DAC will be very special sonically in terms of "fluidity and space" that is very similar to analog comparably. This is something very new to my ears when it comes to digital playback. I also doubt that any SPDIF player - DAC will be able to match this new Ultra-Fi DAC regarding these "analog-like" sonic merits. I'd love to see a direct comparison against the insanely priced SPDIF type stuff (like Esoteric). I strongly suspect that Ultra-Fi's solution may be better in terms of emulating analog sonically ;-)
Hi Splaskin, Robert Schultz is a craftsman, a purist, and his cables require a long burn-in period, etc etc. He's a very honest and cool guy. I have no business relationship to him other than a very happy and satisfied customer.
imho, your patience will be rewarded with an astonishing audio experience once the RSA Poiema USB is completely broken in... especially so if it's on a Mac system.
I have experienced similar extended waits with RSA, with the most antsy impatience near to that of a kid before his birthday... but when it arrives, the cable is magnificent in every respect.
I'd expect at least a minimum of three weeks. Remember RMAF is coming up on 10/10/08 and many small firms, including RSA, are preparing for that as well.
I completely understand your feelings... I am experiencing them today, right now!