While listening to Seven Nation Army, I found an Amazon deal on a gently used Apogee Duet 2 for $475 (+$6 shipping) instead of $595. Deal! I bought it with about eight seconds of consideration. We’ll see how it goes. I’ve been obsessing over a DAC lately, going between some cheapie $24 FiiO D5 and a $250 tube job Maverick D2 and some things in between.
31 August 2012 Update: I sold my Apogee Duet on Amazon just now, for $480 + $5.99 shipping. To be sure, it is a thing of beauty. But I don’t use it enough. I’ll just get a standalone DAC and use that with my tube amp.