Thanks for your response, James, but . . . Aahhh - must admit that I still feel bruised about this. After agonizing for a year about getting the latest and the greatest 4B out there, finally got my hard earned after tax money together, pulled the trigger, and bought the latest and the greatest 4BSST2 this month. Three weeks later it's no longer the latest and the greatest. I suppose my timing couldn't have been worse . . . had I known . . . I believe my dealer has no interest in taking it back at this point, (three weeks ago it was sold to me as the 'current' model SST). Not really blaming the dealer, but any consideration in terms of a full upgrade to a 4BSSTcubed would certainly go a long way to maintaining my respect for Bryston products.
Anyways . . . Happy new year to all (from a somewhat disappointed new Bryston owner with a first world kind of problem).