I had a bunch of personal stuff come up this week so this isn't where I wanted it to be, none-the-less, let me pull back a bit more of the curtain on iMake.
There are some interesting things here including a DC-DC power supply that can drive the crap out of any Op-Amps you may choose to roll into it. You'll be able to use the amplifier board (not shown) to drive balanced headphones if the 8w you can get out of this with a 30v swing is not enough
You can also drive unbalanced phones.
What I wanted to announce was that pre-orders will all ship with the IR/remote control option enabled. That means an electronic volume control and I'm going to throw in a very high-end option based on the MAS6116. You'll need an Apple remote to use it and the sensor will be on a dongle that plugs into the back panel.
I've got a crushing week at my day job and reserve the right to not answer every question just yet. Plan on catching up next weekend.