are you able to share a release month/quarter and/or price direction?
The H9000 project has been running for several years already. Porting our entire library of DSP functions and effects from optimized code for a DSP chip to ARM was a large effort. We continue to work on opitimizing some key functions for ARM.
We now have several prototypes running and we're working on the remote app as well as expansion hardware boards to support various audio network interfaces (e.g. Dante). Pre-production hardware has been released. I hesitate to predict when we can ship the first unit to a customer. My guess is that we need another 5 or 6 months. Please note that I've never been a good guesser.
We have not finalized manufacturing costs so the list price is still in question. The goal is to offer two versions of the H9000. Full front panel version will be a bit more pricey than the H8000 but there will be a blank front panel version that we hope will be at the H8000 price mark or even a bit lower. We believe that if we get the remote app right, a front panel will be nice to have but not necessary for many people.