Thanks for the input, Jim.
I came across the PWD when I started looking for DACs, then read a negative thread about it (about the mkii upgrade being so superior it made the mki sound "broken"), saw the (new) price was out of my range, and didn't look at it again. I did see it come up in many of the other reviews and threads I read while researching other DACs. I spent a good bit of time today reading reviews on the PWD mki, and looked at used prices, and it is in my pricerange, used. Plus, I like the fact it can be upgraded to mkii status (and beyond in the future?), plus I can get the bridge and not have to use an Apple TV to steam audio to it. Nice.
I'm going to do more reading on it.