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I've had a production RS20i for about a week now, and though I haven't done the Dirac optimization yet, this sounds even better than the prototype I had! I'm very impressed with the sound quality when I'm listening to high-rez files. The new firmware is different enough from the previous version that I'm still getting used to it, though everything appears to be labeled in a straight forward manner. The unit I currently have is silver, and that gets my vote for being the prettiest, though the black was actually closer to a dark gray and looked very cool, the silver has cool and sophisticated going for it.
So far I've been using analog inputs, SPDIF, and even toslink. Toslink actually sounds the worst of the three; but then again it isn't a very good technology.
I'll report more once I've had the opportunity to run Dirac on this unit.
NOTE: this is being used with a relatively simple CAT 2 channel setup.
Dan FrancisHead of Sales USC'SEED Entertainment Systems GMBHwww.firstname.lastname@example.org