To my ears my TT setup (in profile) is clearly better then Yggdrasil and you hear it right away. Tone, texture, sound stage, "realism" are all significantly better. The digital has an edge in speed/slam and of course noise floor but the gap is not as big as the advantages of the TT over Yggdrasil in the other areas. I think the masters have a lot to do with it as well as I do hear a lot of these qualities carried over in my LP transfers. In the very short time I got to hear DAVE at the SBAF meet I didn't hear anything that suggested it was head and shoulders above Yggdrasil. Better maybe. Slam dunk winner.... I wasn't feeling that. Without question though it was quality and definitely good enough that it deserves a look if you are in that market. I would love to get my hands on one for a week or so to play around with.