I thought I’d add my lucky news to this thread – I just now received an e-mail from my local dcs Dealer (here in the Denver, Colorado area) that my Apex board has landed and is ready to be installed for the update/upgrade. He tells me that the procedure will take 2-3 straight hours and they anticipate being able to turn it around in 2-3 business days (likely sooner, but he wanted to leave some cushion in the timing). I will take the Rossini in tomorrow and hopefully by next weekend it will be back in its place in the rack.
I am very much looking forward to the results and to see if the SQ does indeed get better. To-date, I have to admit that I am tremendously happy with the way the Rossini currently sounds, so any sonic improvement will just be icing on the cake.