I wanted to post a very brief update. I've had the IDA-16 for nearly five months. It has been a pleasure to own and use. Something that doesn't get a lot of attention on integrateds and pre-amps is the volume control. The IDA-16s volume control is fantastic. The precise control you have in adjusting volume is great. Once you experience that it's hard to go back to something less.
The sound coming from the IDA-16 is dynamic and balanced with very good tone. Whether listening to music or watching a movie I don't find myself analyzing the sound. Everything is there and I enjoy whatever is playing.
Anyway, a quick post for those interested. There's a lot of competition out the in the integrated amp game. With 200 powerful watts and a great DSD capable DAC For $2k; I believe the IDA-16 is hard to beat.
I'm one happy camper.