The Dave was a loaner. The personalities are amazingly different. The Soekris is sort of smooth and sweet??? The Dave is uptight??? The TT2 with a Farad 3 sits further in the sweet spot. I spent a lot of time not finding the right XLR cables! I no longer use DACs in my main system the speakers ( Heavenly Soundworks 517) are fed with AES Digital. And in the middle was the Bluesound Node 2i, cringe!