Do you plan to go from the new DAC directly to the new amp or have the Onkyo between the two?
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I too have the DAC3.5VB as Doggiehowser but I would recommend the Meitner MA-1 instead. I have not been using the Bel Canto ever since the Meitner is in the system. I realised then that by adding the costs of the DAC3.5VB, the VBS-1 and the RefLink, the total could come close to the Meitner MA-1 pricing.
There is no volume control on the MA-1 but then again, it's the sound that counts, isn't it? As a bonus, it does DSD via USB....the best thing I heard on computer audio (I used a Mac Mini)
The DAC3.5VBMkII is actually very good on its own but when compared to the MA-1, the MA-1 has slightly more details and emotion.
Take a look and listen to the new NAD M51 DAC before you buy, especially if you're interesting in driving your amp directly, which I highly recommend. Superb digital volume control. It uses PWM, unlike any other DAC on the market. Excellent jitter rejection,and asynchronous USB. Some reviewers have called it warm and "tubey," but I think it's just accurate without distortion or harshness. I really don't understand why, but it really improves older and not-so-well-recorded CDs. Many reviewers have commented on that.