OK, I put a poll up with some of the suggestions so far. Anyone who is interested, please vote! I don't yet have a clear picture on who will be eligible to participate, but let's not worry about that just yet, just vote regardless. My vote is for the Lyra with the Sony DAP (both as a common referent and to give people a taste of the Sony sound). As @Sqveak says the Sony can be picked up for around $200 via grey channels, which I think is fine for a loaner that we're going to sell on afterwards anyway. I was also thinking we could aim to do this early next year as well. The Massdrop thing is possible, but let's not get rushed into doing it before we are clear what we are doing. On the other hand, let's try and decide on something soon, so I can do some investigating into the logistics of it (don't think it should be that hard).