I, too, have been looking at the PA-120 but was waiting until the Black models were available on Jan. 5th. I have purchased from Eric at Sound Distributors before and the transaction was flawless, so I intend to purchase the PA-120 from him. Also, he has been very helpful and friendly on the three occassions that we have talked.
I called Eric today to check if the Black was, in fact, available and he said not until Thursday, Jan. 8th. He also stated that with C.E.S. taking place this week that most orders would be delayed and that I should wait until Monday to order. I specifically asked him if "Sound Distributors" and "Acoustic Sound Design" were sister companies and he stated "we work together". No other clarification or explanation was offered. I did mention the fact that Mike at Acoustic Sound Design was quickly earning a poor rep. in the customer service department
His response to that was just a chuckle.
However, another point to consider:
Acoustic Sound Design - "Ebay Auctions carry a 1 year defective exchange warranty from us. First year is totally on us-If anything goes wrong we pick up unit at no charge-and replace it with a BRAND NEW UNIT."
Sound Distributors - " Ebay Auctions carry a 30 day defective exchange warranty from us"
I hope this helps clarify some things for potential buyers. I can't wait to hear mine.