I have an honest question... Let's say there is a better DAC than DAVE released in the future. Would it matter? Would it make DAVE any less special? Would DAVE start sounding crappy? I realize there is progress and such but when take old analog reel to reel recordings or a really good vinyl system, honestly, have we improved? I feel, personally, as far as sound quality goes, no, we have not. We have comes leaps about bounds in the ergonomics department, however. That stuff was a real pain to use and DAVE is oh so easy. Older DAC's had room for improvement, yes. But here we are where a digital front end can go toe to toe with the best analog (I feel).