Previous Wavelength Cosecant/Cosine Owners

Those of you who have owned a Cosecant or Cosine with the Transcendental module -- what did you upgrade to, and what did you get out the change? What do you miss?
Not sure if I had the transcendental module in mine or not but I had the cosecant V3 and I decided to try out the MHDT Paradisea + DAC which I bought direct for something like 600. Well to my surprise at 1/5th the price of the Cosecant I liked the Paradisea better it just sounded more open and natural to me. I spent a good deal of time comparing them since it seemed nuts that something so much less expensive could sound better but it did at least for me. I read an online review I think on positive feedback .com and they reviewed the big brother to the Paradisea, the Havana and compared directly to the Cosecant and liked the Havana better so I guess I wasn't crazy. I bought a Havana too and thought it was marginally better than the Paradisea. I sold the Havana and still have my original Paradisea. If I miss one thing about the Cosecant is the very cool styling and looks of it. It's like a piece of handcrafted artwork on your stereo rack. I paid full retail for my Cosecant and only lost a few bucks after owning it for over a year, I like that too, great resale. I would not hesitate to try other Wavelength products, they are a cool company.
That's interesting. The Paradisea and the Transcendental module are engineered with the same philosophy, so if you found the former more natural, you may have had the 24/96 Numerator (that's what he ships them with stock... the 16/44 Transcendental is the same price, but you have to ask for it). Earlier this year, I got a Cosine w/volume control (which shares the Cosecant analog section) for far less than I think I should have, and matched it with a Firestone Bravo DSP stack and Acoustic Zen MC^2 cable to make a NOS USB converter of my own. It's spendier than a Paradisea, but lets me cut out the preamp, which for this system (Joule/Merlin) is itself several times the cost of the source components.

I ask because it's good. Really good. Good enough that I'm concerned that switching it out for anything would be a sidegrade rather than a strict upgrade. I spent so little on it that I can't help but think I'm crazy to think this, but I'm listening to it on the audio equivalent of a scanning electron microscope. There's nowhere for it to hide.

Seems we had similar reactions to filterless digital.