Emotiva XMC-1 as a DAC

So here I am listening to the Emotiva XMC-1 processor using the "reference stereo" mode and optical in. Basically, using it as a DAC.

And I am just shaking my head. This thing sounds damn good. That 11V rated XLR is truly something special, so powerful and deep.

Now I have a dilemma on my hand, what am I going to do when my Metrum DAC arrives...

Probably going to try PLII next, since I got a spare amp and a spare pair of towers sitting around.