Holo Audio May DAC


Just read a very nice review of this in Stereophile this month and after doing some research it looks like this one could be a very nice option for me.  
https://kitsunehifi.com/product/holo-audio-may-dac/
  
It's made in China I think (or could be Taiwan?, and yes, I am very well aware that these are two very different countries. ;)), and employs a direct to consumer model to keep the price as low as possible.  This does not worry me after purchasing a Jay's Audio transport from Vinshine Audio and having zero issues.  

Just curious if anyone here has heard one or purchased?  I'm very intrigued.  I know the Denafrips Terminator is another highly regarded DAC with a similar ordering model, but costs a couple grand more than this one.  Considering that one as well.

Thanks
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Anyone compare this to Lumin X1, dCS bartok, MSB Discrete or other in similar class?  This DAC is being pumped up as some "giant killer" but I want to see a detailed report of a giant being killed, or how it falls short.

@nquery, very nice write up vs Lampi Amber 3.
@eugene81 Herb Reichert in a recent column/review, listened to the dCS Bartok and compared it to the May DAC.  His conclusion was that the Bartok beat out the May, but only by a small margin (my words, not his).  I am not sure if this comparison is yet available online as only I read it in the print mag (Sterophile) within the last month or two.  
Keep in mind that the Bartok costs 3X the May DAC.  For me this is too much to upgrade to to make only a marginal difference.  At my age I doubt I would fully appreciate the improvements, and $10K more is a large price to pay for that.  
I run my Jay's Audio CD transport into a Helen Titan jitter reduction  then into a modded Holo Springs DAC feeding a hybrid Black Ice pre amp going modded Ampzilla monoblock amps feeding modded Silverline Sonata speakers.  Inserting the dac into this system was sublime.  The Holo DAC is off the hook natural sounding with great dimensionality.  
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Owners are probably just enjoying music instead of coming here, it’s what happens with good discrete R2R multibit dacs. They stop the merry-go-round dac search.

Cheers George