Just do not jump your guns so quickly! Rob Watts was the designer of Chord 64. If anyobody remembers, Watts was the president and the owner of Dpa Digital company from Wales. Dpa, small company with hanful of employees, produced some of monumental digital processors. Probably unsurpassed even by nowdays standards. If anyone had chance to hear DPA SX512 or 1024 DAC's would realise that no DCS, Wadia, Accuphase or any current model of DAC's would even come close in performance of DPA's flagship processors. Chord 64, in my opinion for the price offered far outperforms DCS! BTW i own CEC T0, DPA 1024 and i have auditioned ALL of the designs mentioned above.