Or the other way round: What could you expect to learn by not listening to the DAVE? Like many other DAVE owners and lovers I'm still fascinated by the incredible (and unrivaled) small-signal reproduction which leads to an enhanced perception of spatial depth. The addition of an M Scaler carries this virtue even further. So if you had the opportunity (and the guts) to invest some time for the audition of a DAVE it could very well be an eye-opener – at least a strong indication that the effort for DAVE's design isn't just snake oil. And shouldn't DACs and amps actually all sound the same since they measure the same (with the officially accepted standard criteria)? The experience of a clearly superior electronics component could help opening up closed minds (I'm not speaking of you personally, but most of the Sound Science's regular customers).