Originally Posted by daveyston23
Got to compare BDA2 and Vega today with LCD3f off Taurus Mk2, and preferred the former by a fair margin for its more non-fatiguing presentation, better bass, and dare I say it- a more analogue sound. Left the store with a new BDA2 and a lighter hip pocket.
Welcome to the club! :) I also got the BDA-2 a few months ago, and using it with LCD-2 (rev 2) and Burson Solosist (and also my speaker setup). After going through many other DACs, the BDA-2 is the one I am keeping. I agree with you that it does have a very analogue sound (I used to have the Clearaudio Concept turntable). I would go further to say that the BDA-2 has the holographic and smooth treble of analogue, with the details, great bass, and quiet background of digital.
Have you tried bypassing the original feet and use other feet? I used to have the Herbies Audio Tenderfoot, and now upgraded to the Stillpoints Ultra SS. I also put an Ikea bamboo cutting board under the Stillpoints. These isolation tweaks made increased the soundstage and clarity, and make the treble even smoother without being too smooth or too warm. If you are tight on budget try the Tenderfoot (http://herbiesaudiolab.net/compfeet.htm) with the bamboo board. Or bamboo board with Cardas or Ayre wood blocks with bamboo board (see review here: http://www.theaudiobeat.com/blog/ikea_aptitlig.htm). It is a worthwhile tweak for the BDA-2.