I just hooked up my Oritek preamp/DAC(It's called OMZ/DAC.). One thing overlooked in my initial listening session was how much you move to the music with his OMZ/DAC. This is before I've sorted out the wires or plugged it into the recommended power conditioner(In my case, just a standard one.). I've been warned not to go over the top. Some people kindly call it enthusiasm. The Audio magazines would have you believe that cheaper is worse than more expensive. Not in all cases, but that's the impression they leave. This preamp/DAC has shown the door to $3,000 and $4,000 preamps. I can't envision me going back to my $3,000 preamp and $2,500 cd player, although I will try to run it by my cd player designer. For those who are financially limited, get this while you can. You can easily play with(or beat) much bigger fish.