OK, now I know about Audio Note dacs....

I just built a dac2 kit and it completely impressed me well beyond anything I expected. I had never heard one before buying this kit.
Now that their dac has earned its #1 lead in digtal area of my system, I am very anxious to hear the Audio Note speakers. I wish I knew someone in the Chicago area that would let me have an audition.
Is the dac 3.1 WAYYYYY better sounding than the dac 2.1?
Anyone ever compared an Audio Note DAC with an mhdt Constantine?
There are a couple of comparisons of the AN DAC 3.1 to the 2.1 on the Audio Note Kits website at Audio Note DAC Kit 3.1 Balanced / RCA that also gives info on upgrading the 2.1 to the 3.1 DAC.

I would let your kit DAC do a complete burn-in and become accustomed to the sound before proceeding with any upgrades. I'm sure it sounds great. Enjoy it.

The AN Kits DAC 2.1 can be upgraded considerably for a modest cost and at that point exceeds the DAC 3.1 stock performance.

I can probably arrange for you to audition a pair of AN Kit speakers in the Chicago area.... please contact me tubeheadz@yahoo.com
Thanks Tubeheadz.
I will email you my contact info immediately.
Actually a guy liked the 3.1 version more than the previous...he noticed improvement on vocals and soundstage.
The dac 2.0 is fantastic for right now. I am feeding my music via firewire out of a Mac Mini into a Weiss INT202 then into the Audio Note DAC via a digital cable.

I love it. The sound is still breaking in and should improve even more.

My next purchase is going to be for a pair of Audio Motr AN-E HE speakers (98 db efficiency).

I will be upgrading my wife's system with the components that I am replacing in my system. This works out pretty good for me to not get into many problems when I buy another upgrade.
severe typo above

should read Audio Note AN=E/Lx HE from Audio Note Kits...