Hello Opus. I am wondering if you had a chance to compare the converters on the 4416 to some of the external converters out there. Is there anything you can recommend as being consiberably better? Anything that is not really much of an improvement? Anything definitely worse? I am particularly wondering about the RME converters (ADI8-pro or ADI8-DS), as they are avaiable in Japan for a not-too-ridiculous markup. Lucid stuff is not available here, and according to their web site, there is no power supply (100V) for the Japanese market. Apogee stuff is ridiculous. Thanks ps are you Opus 2001 now?