I second that - Tommy is one helluva guy and I can say that the Cherry Jr. is phenomenal - congrats on the full-blown Cherry!
Well, about that full-blown Cherry..... I got home the other night and there was an offer for a ARC preaamp that I'm selling, so without thinking, I sent Tommy the bread for a full-blown Cherry Plus!! D'oh!
I figured, why fight destiny. Actually, I don't even think I told Tommy this, but the first DAC I heard was at my friend Alvester Garnett's house while he was reviewing it for StereoTimes.com. He had the Cherry Plus that week. We were all amazed at the sound. I know me, and I know that I'd be sending the Cherry back to be upgraded anyway, so I'm actually SAVING money by not having to ship it back. Makes sense, right? That's how I'll explain it to my wife, anyway.
It feels good to buy the last amp I'll ever need (until fusion reactor mono blocks are invented, that is)
By the way, the buyer backed out of the ARC deal, so if you're looking for an Audio Research SP11, I'll make you a good deal. I need the money!