Well actually he did say... 'about' 10 days.
Just ordered a silver DAC-9 and a silver STA-9. The STA-9 will replace my 8 watt Coincident SET. This particular SET is quite a remarkable amp; however it just doesn't cope so well with the difficult load of Spatial M3TS. That became very apparent when I plugged in a cheap TPA 3116, which btw costs a fraction of any single tube in the SET. So based on that experience, I knew I wanted to go with an up to date Class D amp.
I considered a few different options but ultimately chose the Nuprime STA-9 for a couple of reasons. I like the fact that should I desire more power, it is bridgeable. I like the fact that it is a hybrid of sorts, merging Class A with Class D. I also like the fact that it is "designed with enhanced even-order harmonic circuitry" that gives it some tube like qualities.
I didn't want to spend a whole lot on a new DAC simply because the technology seems to be moving forward very quickly. The DAC-9 came to me very highly recommended by someone who's gone through a number of very highly regarded DACs, some that cost a fair bit more than the DAC-9.
I also like the idea that it is self contained with a built in preamp. One question...
Is there a Blue Tooth dongle that I can plug into the DAC-9?