That's right folks - with the Duet 2 having just been announced a few days ago and shipping sometime in April, a few stores are taking pre-orders for this lovely device. I've pre-ordered mine for £449 from Music Matter in the UK... WHO'S WITH ME?! I love the first-gen Duet - the best Audio Interface I ever owned, but I weighed up the specs and simply can't not have this upgrade! What are your thoughts on going from FW400 to USB2? Personally I'm glad - it means I can have my FW800 hard drive dedicated to the port with no daisy-chaining, and if the Engineers @ Apogee say they got better performance/lower latency using USB2 - I trust that and welcome it... Not to mention that on a purely aesthetic level, it perfectly matches my new MBP. YUM! I'm also, rather selfishly, glad that they haven't opened up the compatibility to Windows users. It's nice to know this device is built solely for one purpose and is dedicated to it. So, Pre-orders anyone? Thoughts?