In order to "test" the MS-8 against the BitOne.1, and do so fairly, you will have to at least replicate the EQ executed by the MS-8's auto tune. There will be a rash of efforts comparing the MS-8 to the BitOne.1 (and a lot of interest in such comparisons), but they will be of little merit if they are not apples to apples comparisons. I asked Andy in an earlier post whether the results of the MS-8's auto EQ can be determined by the user, and his response indicates that it can be done, though it will require a good deal of work. If you read Erin's (Bikinpunk's) review, I think he makes it clear that more than anything else he is attributing the results of his listening experience to the MS-8's tuning capabilities, which he has concluded are superior to his. I have heard 2 MS-8 based set-ups. One I would characterize as a work in progress because the MS-8's capabilities were limited, in my view, by speaker placement choices that adversely affected the auto tune process. I was very impressed with what I heard in Big Red's truck, and he too has given kudos to the MS-8's tuning capabilities. I love my BitOne.1, and don't have any plans to dump it. I am one of those (soon to be turned into dinosaurs by the MS-8) who enjoys the hands on experience (and education) of hearing what changes in filters, crossover frequencies, slopes, phase, etc. have on what I hear when music is played back. But, the vast majority of music lovers just don't have the patience, time, or capability to optimally tune their systems, and based on what I have heard the MS-8 offers the easiest path to maximum enjoyment of our music and systems.. . . I will be getting an MS-8 as well to test it against the bit one.1...