I hated digital from day 1. I was never going to give up my VPI TNT with a Clearaudio straight arm and a Koetsu. I heard a few $20k DAC's that were good, but... Then I heard this. I ran 1000 cuts through it, only 2 retained that edgy digital treble haze that I hate. Everything else, space, clarity, slightly warm and inviting, but always accurate. Wow. 4k LP collection and equipment, gone. Because of this unit. The higher end one is accurate, but doesn't have the same sweet hint of warmness. This is the one.