$39K for the Linn Klimax DAC/streamer?

It has to be set up using a special service and there is no manual? I guess this for the very wealthy few who do not care about "gear." I would rather buy a car with this money, or part of a Porsche, and set up my own DAC/streamer. But Stephen Scarf at Absolute Sound says.."unquestionably the best combination DAC/streamer I've ever heard, bar none." Great hyperbole, may hold true for a month or two, then some other over-priced bit of kit comes along..
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Whether it’s good sounding or not is moot. We are witnessing an ascendant class of wealthy individuals who either demand the best with no expense spared, or, who frequent the upper echelons and are used to paying large sums for everything. $40k to a billionaire is like $40 to the average worker. And some manufacturers are more than happy to cater to a few wealthy people for a healthy markup than interact with thousands of ordinary souls with a built-to-a-price product line.
Typical Absolute Sound nonsense.
Do you need a Doc of Philosophy or a trained monkey?
I do not agree that the so-called ascendent class "demand the best." If this was accurate, then why did the DeVos family, the Waltons, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and those other knuckleheads invest in the "vapor-ware" being pushed by Theranos? Talk about a lack of any due diligence! 
I do not agree that the so-called ascendent class "demand the best.
I used a logical "or" above which negates your complaint. ;-)