jsn, great to hear this is progressing well
The BASS audio system sounds interesting, especially with multi channel support .
One point... You say you've upped the sampling rate to 48khz. This may be all well with high end sources but for an average flac and mp3 this will cause sample rate conversion! I think it'd be better to leave ti at 44.1khz by default, even on a 48khz capable system, avoiding any resampling?
Any word on an 800x600 skin?
edit: is the bassflac component integrated by default?