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  1. I'm guessing that number includes 20% VAT for the UK market. I'd like to know the local pricing, slightly under $100k would be my guess. Seems silly to me to only build 250 of them.
  2. I was wondering about that. I read somewhere that they were no longer going to supply drives to OEM manufacturers, but as @Martykt pointed out, dcs are getting 250 of them for the Vivaldi One.
  3. It's worth repairing. Reach out to Mondial Support and they should be able to put you in touch with somebody who can fix it.
  4. http://latest.absolutesounds.com/index.php?action=social&chash=01386bd6d8e091c2ab4c7c7de644d37b.357 [reported my own post to get this press release in the news section]
  5. Upgraded units keep the same chassis, but are identified as upgraded units with a DirectStream DAC sticker on the back. The IR sensor on the front is different between the 2 models. Apart from that they should be the same.
  6. As far as I know PS Audio warranty applies to original and subsequent owners. If the product purchase was registered in "MyPS" on the PS Audio website you'll get a warranty count down timer starting at 3 years from date of purchase.
  7. PS Audio told me a few months ago that Huron will be released in 2 weeks. Last week they told me it will be a few more weeks. Hence why "just about" requires some interpretation, because it might be just about one week, just about one month, or just about something else....
  8. I thought so. It was just unusual to see that DirectStream DAC sticker on the back of the chassis. Normally they go on upgraded units. But upgraded units don't end up with DirectStream printed on the front facia, which yours has. Very unusual.
  9. "just about" requires some ample interpretation.
  10. Is this one a PWD2 that was converted to a DSD?
  11. Hong Kong is an aberration of what is normal. It is such a dense and wealthy market, just crash your Ferrari and buy a new one.
  12. I haven't felt ripped off by any of my hifi purchases, except for a custom cable I ordered in Hong Kong many many years ago that I could have made myself after a quick trip on the MTR to ShamShuiPo (I didn't accept it and got my money back). There are an ocean full of rip-offs and dubious claims out there for sure, but that is part-and-parcel of the argy-bargy of the hobby. Navigating through it all is just part of the journey. I've kept away from the wider plethora of HiFi retail sales outlets, most of whom I tar with the same brush. Bad service, poor product knowledge, box shifters bringing no added value to the outcome I'm trying to achieve. I've fallen into a comfortable space with a select few product supply channels and I'm very happy where I've ended up thus far. I don't have much further to go and I'm all done.
  13. I had a private discussion with them about a few things with the DMP, all of which I think was agreed and accepted. Expect the next software to result in a more mature and robust player that better meets end-user expectations for a device at this price/performance level.
  14. I'd expect mono-blocks might get some customer traction against a stereo amp, even a BHK.
  15. Wouldn't the dealer take the PWT as a trade-in on the DMP? I was selling my DMP but PS Audio have promised me a software update is in the works, so I'll wait for that and reassess.