Their Comet DAC looks very sleek. Wonder how it stands up vs. a BDA-3?
It actually gets very good reviews!
When it comes to sound I doubt the differences will be immense. Above a certain price it will be nuances and preferences at most. What I like about this DAC is that it has an analog input, which makes a pre amp obsolete. This is a route I would like to follow at this point in time...
My perfect DAC would have the connectivity of a BDA3 plus at least 2 analog inputs, digital volume control (skip the headphone part, that should be a separate "power"amp), stereo analog outputs, a user programmable (software like Arta) cross over filter which sends out a two or three way analog output signal to go into separate poweramps like the 24B3 for active loudspeakers, and possibly a Lyngdorf-like RoomPerfect option.
A ladder architecture would be awesome...
(just randomly pointing at Merging Nadac, Schitt, Exogal...)
James, feel free to start working on it! If you have any question I'll be happy to help, and I will order the first one.