Well it took it's sweet damn time to ship, but it has arrived.
A lot smaller than I initially thought, but isn't it CUTE?
*tries to pull pro photography with $40 camera*
Yes, those red/white cables at the back are $700 RCA cables refined with 105% quantum-entangled silver for unmatched signal quality, the USB cable also cost a hefty $300 but the sales guy told me it's the best USB cable in the world:
The DAC was the final piece of our modest HTPC + audio setup, hopefully to last a long time to come ^_^
Overall sound is beaut-i-ful, the DAC is superb and improved audio quality by a TON compared to the laptop's onboard sound! Sounds nearly as good as a Xonar STX.