For whatever it is worth, I can write, tubes do NOT make the sound mushy like it did a few decades ago (aka the Heathkit days). The MJ2 is as lively as any SS amp, every bit as clear, it's just not sterile (aka sucky). LIkewise, Yggdrasil with the newer A2 board, nothing wrong at all. Every detail is there, but Baldr has succeeded, what an amazing DAC. It just sounds like music. Smooth, musical. Like I wrote earlier, Schiit may put themselves out of business, this gear is just that good there is not much motivation to buy anything else.