I compared the NuWave with the PWD2 - no contest (the Pwd2 is miles better). I even preferred my Cullen modded DL3 (lvl 3) over the Nuwave (for straight redbook (16/44)). Deals on the PWD mkII abound as people are readying for the DirectStream. (e.g. going for as low as $1500 on A'gon - a great deal imho).