Here's some very good Panasonic news.... Panasonic will be launching the highly anticipated ultra high end BD/CD/Hi Res audio player in the USA this October. They wanted hit a price point that would be compelling for the enthusiasts to be happy with and to attract new clients to the world of high-end streaming and disc playback. To that end we came up with a launch price of $999. Equipped with stereo XLR balanced audio outputs and 7.1 RCA audio and digital audio outs. Our dedicated UB9000 web page has more information. Now for some more good news... by this Wednesday, July 11th my UB9000 engineering production sample will arrive! Hope to see many AudioKarma members and visitors at our showroom to audition Panasonic's new flagship UB9000 BD player.