I'm glad I got rid of my Spring KTE when it was still worth top dollar. I had a feeling it was due for something new that would cause its value to drop. I will probably end up getting the new version because I'm a sucker. The I2S input with HDMI is just so good. I am having to modify my second hand Audio-GD NFB7.77 with HDMI I2S input and change the USB input and it's becoming a real hassle. *Edit* I also wish that it had a pre-amp for this price.