I am an Integra Research dealer and got a "tour" of products from an Integra employee. I never heard of a trade-in program and I am very sure they would have mentioned it. As far as the delivery time, I was told November.
Same goes for the Integra receiver as I guess the boards are interchangeable between both units. The obvious question was "what is the difference in the front end" and the Integra tour guide did not know for sure.
If they would have shipped in June as promised they would have mopped-up over the last several months. I am personally waiting for this one in my system to see if it cuts it sonically because it certainly does technically.
Carlton, it was nice to meet you as well in Indy... Small world.