Is this because Freya S sales have been lukewarm like Saga or simply because they haven't been as good as Freya+? I've read nothing but good things about Freya S. ----- To the question on the newer preamp, I'm not sure that product makes much sense. A solid-state Saga Nexus for $400 doesn't seem that much different than a solid-state Freya S at $600 that has more I/O and more room inside the case. I agree no tubes on this one. I'd imagine folks most interested in the solid-state Saga Nexus would be those using Bifrost 2 and/or those that need something more compact for a desk. But then the problem is that they also would need/want a headphone amp. Jotunheim and Mjornir 2 are a bit long in the tooth now, and I think there would be a market for combo preamp/headphone amps in both chassis sizes. For the SS Saga Nexus + headphone amp, it could basically take the place of the Jotunheim. Offers folks the ability to hook up to their Bifrost 2 and use as a differential headphone amp, have balanced outputs for their powered desktop monitors, and single ended outputs for one or two subwoofers if they want. Using Nexus in the unit would also give users with older versions of Bifrost with only single-ended outputs the same flexibility re: balanced headphone and preouts. The headphone amp could feature Continuity tech like Asgard 3, but with a balanced output. If you can hit the $400-500 pricepoint, it could replace Jotunheim and Asgard 3 (though I imagine Asgard 3 sells pretty well now and the pricepoint sure is nice). For the SS Freya S + headphone amp, this could take the place of both Freya S and Mjolnir 2. People love Mjolnir 2 for its bass slam, which Nexus has in spades. Folks that have a large desk could pair it with a Gungnir or Yggdrasil for a nice clean stack. Folks with a living room setup get the benefit of a great preamp and headphone amp in one unit (which there are not many of at a decent price, believe me) and the remote. ----- I feel compelled to add that the preamps need to be offered in black as well! Gungnir too. One can get their Yggdrasil / Bifrost 2 and amps in black if they choose, but not a complete two-channel setup.