Come on. I have been following your thread and anguish over the performance of the new Toy. 3 days have passed since arrival, and?
I've been trying to be patient and it's been hard, damguz. I wanted to let the IDA-16 settle in. After it has been in my system a week I'll post more detailed impressions (that is if I can wait until then).
But briefly I will say that it has met all my expectations. Build quality is first rate, functionality is fantastic. I had high standards I wanted to meet with the volume control and the IDA-16 passed with honors. The volume control really is excellent. The remote is very well made and works great.
I want to try to avoid hyperbole or cliche. The IDA-16 sounds outstanding; it has great tone, detail, resolution and dynamics and it is so enjoyable to listen to. It is smooth (I don't mean soft). There is nothing harsh or fatiguing about it. It's just a music maker.
If you get a chance read the reviews. Vince Hanada's review on Soundstage is excellent. There are many other that I used google translate to read that are very good as well. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer if I can.
I will continue to post my impressions as I continue to listen to and get to know the IDA-16.
I will say great job, NuPrime! Keep up the good work.