Similarly within the Chord line, I purchased the Mojo and several months later I bought the DAVE. It wasn’t until I added the Blu Mk 2 that I really began to appreciate the DAVE. I should also mention that I previously owned several “end game” DACs but the Mojo was an important, inexpensive purchase because it helped me understand how @Rob Watts DACs excel in creating the spatial senses of height, width, and depth. And it’s now become the inverse— I use the Mojo as my mini DAVE on the go.I jumped (unheard) from a Chord Mojo to the DAVE. What I heard in the Mojo I wanted as much as I could possibly get. That was a really big check to write (20x). I was confident but nervous. It exceeded my way high expectations by a country mile. With Blu2 (mScaler) I had zero hesitation and zero nervousness (preordered).
I have no reason to upgrade from the DAVE and Blu Mk 2. Case closed.