But is it engineered better? I get what you are saying, they want ultimate precision. They are worse than pixel peepers. Just wanting it for some specific spec that really means nothing. It is their own dumb mindfull bliss. However, you can also tote that line for so long. I mean it is really amazing the cognitive dissonance (fooling yourself) some can have for so long. This is why I think the dude in the Matrix who sold them out ultimately will not be happy in the end, because his mind knows the steak is not real. However, there are products at 1/10'th the cost of some of these devices with nearly the same specs....man...just to go after that last little bit that does not make a hair's difference and likely makes things sound worse. But back to my first point...it just goes back to amps having the most amount of global feedback during the THD wars. I think even Jason talked about this in his book and how Sumo even got caught up in some of that and even chased some THD even though they knew they sounded bad, they knew that customers were buying off what they saw on the spec sheet. But it is better engineered because OPA1612 op amps? All of it leaves me scratching my head.