£300 aluminium door-stop
Typical. Just a measly five days out of its twelve-month warranty and my HRT Streamer II+ has gone faulty. The output from the right-hand channel is about 75% lower than from the left. To all the world it's as though a balance-control has been swung over, except there aren't any such controls, software or otherwise. I've tried various combinations of cables and computers and definitely isolated the DAC as the problem.
I bought it from http://www.analogueseduction.net. Hopefully they will agree that even though it is technically out of warranty, I don't deserve to own a £300 aluminium door-stop which I bought just 369 days ago.
I really did not expect it to go wrong. DACs are not exactly under electronic stress. I figured it should probably last decades, not one year.