Fine guts-tronomy. A closer look inside reveals a serious Eizz potentiometer—"one of the best available in our local market" and looking very similar to the €1'200 Alps—and heat sinks machined from solid stock.

There are twenty quality capacitors just for the main reserve bank. No hair cut at that fine institution.

As with previous Denafrips boards, we note very sizable circuit traces in just the right places, i.e. the transformer's voltage feeds.

On the motherboard, we see what couples thermally to the two heat sinks before those are mounted.

Next to the cutout for the balanced potentiometer, we see eight complimentary pairs of epitaxial Toshiba 2SC5171 and 2SA1930 output transistors which are in charge of driving your headphones with the requisite current. Below the stack of 20 capacitors, we see a 10-long row of what probably are voltage regulators.

With this photo comes a closer look at connector bay where your headphones check in for passage to elsewhere. Obviously there's no remote since Artemis doesn't double as preamp and headphone listening requires no magic wand. What it does is absolutely zero noise even with 100dB/1mW sorts yet enough drive to bench-press Susvara types. I had Final Sonorous X for the first, actual Susvara for the second scenario. Cue Eugen Herrigel's famous book Zen and the Art of Archery. Would Artemis hit the bull's eye without making any effort at all? As synchronicity would have it, EJ Sarmento's íntimo under his Wyred4Sound brand had landed just then. Plus our own headfi amps, this promised a few chances to contrast and compare.