Is Musical Fidelity a downgrade?

Hi, I currently have a Bel Canto Dac3. I have been offered a musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 dac in trade for some speakers I am selling. Has anyone compared the two? I was thinking I could replace the Bel Canto, sell it, and keep the upgrade machine going in other areas?

I have the 21. Reviews I have seen of the Bel Canto lead me to believe that the 21 is probably better, I certainly have no complaints about mine. Several companies also offer upgrades for it. I have not felt the need to do so.
I don't know for a fact but I suspect they are more similar sounding than different from what I have read, personal taste being the main discriminating factor.

The Bel Canto seems to have a large following though on this particular site.
Thanks guys, I have been researching all day and I think I will give it a shot. If nothing else I will gain the experience of listening to another piece of equipment, which is a rare event on this island.
cash is king. take the cash and then you can buy anything you want. i like tube dacs but there is an exception.

the ess technology 32 bit sabre dac chip. twisted pair audio has a buffalo dac, which implements the sabre 32 bit dac chip. i am replacing my exemplar audio non oversampling tube dac with an evaluation dac made by ess technology using the 8 channel 32 bit sabre dac. decline the musical fidelity dac.

Have you heard the sabre32 and done a comparison? I don't think the twisted pair are ready for ordering. How about the previous sabre? I've been holding off a DAC for a while now waiting for that as well but I really haven't heard much about how it really compares to others and who else is going to be using it. Rumor had it wyred4sound would but that's about all I've heard.