It seems A09 is almost ready for retail release. It should be by now since almost every other manufacturer has already introduced §CAV 16x recording and Pioneer was meant for Minus/Dash, not Plus so should add DVD-R DL, finally. Also 6x DVD-RW or even 8x DVD-RW. 8x DVD+R DL perhaps.
Another good news is Taiyo Yuden is also ready for DL release, starting at 4x. Mitsubishi has 8x DL though.
Don’t ask about sources.