Linear Tube Audio Aero DAC

I would be extremely interested in how this sounds once released. Small write-up below from PTA below which can be found here:

I was on the hunt for the new Linear Tube Audio Aero DAC ($3,600) on CAF Day One and spoke with founder Mark Schneider. Mark explained that they really hadn’t intended on designing a DAC, but fate, technology, and a key supporting cast presented itself. With a steep learning curve, outside help, and alignment of the universe the Aero DAC was born. This R2R ladder DAC uses the ZOTL output stage, zero negative feedback, and isolated power rails. I’ll report more on how this reasonably priced tube DAC sounds in the Day 2 show report once I track it down.


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I'm really interested also.  LTA used to use and sell the MHDT DAC's, which are great for the money. If that is the sound they like, this should be outstanding. I saw and heard it at CAF in Clayton Shaw's Caladan room. The amp was the only thing I'd heard before in there so no idea what influence the DAC had on the sound, which was quite good.

It's funny that they chose to name it Audio Aero as that name was previously the name of a French company that many audiophiles will still remember. I wonder if it's even legal.

Better image below and further info from PTA:

I was on the hunt for the elusive new Linear Tube Audio Aero DAC that I learned about on Friday. I found one in the headphone area, and I put on some cans to listen. The DAC sounded clean, but headphones aren’t my primary listening mode so I couldn’t comment too much on the sound as all the gear was unfamiliar to me. But I definitely enjoyed the playlist from the headphone crowd as it was a departure form the typical two-channel rooms.