Higher End DACs


I am looking for a DAC (potentially streamer&DAC) to be paired in a mcintosh system (c1100/611). Its my first foray into digital streaming and I have no need for a CD player.

I see a lot of love for Esoteric, however, most seems to be around their transports? Are they not as renowned for pure digital streaming and/or standalone DACs? I see DCS (for instance) often referenced for standalone DACs - how does Esoteric compare?
ufguy73
I also am also enjoying the PS Audio Direct Stream DAC.  Also using a Roon Nucleus, Parasound Hint Integrated, to Sonus Faber Olympica III speakers. Sounds terrific. The DAC upgrades are a major plus as each upgrade improves the DAC. Never need to replace it. Great waf…  Good luck in your search for great sound.  
@ufguy73  I have been running two cd transports (Esoteric P-0s VUK, Forsell Air Reference CD Transport MKII) into TotalDac DAC, then feed Burmester preamp and 911 MK3 power amp before going to current speakers from Voxativ Ampeggio Signatures.  Interconnects are Tara Labs Zero Gold/Analysis Plus Golden Oval/Kharma Enigma.  Power cords are Stealth V10 and above plus several NBS Black Label IIIs.  I am using Ansuz D2 grounding station.  My Burmester amp is over power for the Voxativ speakers and I am planning to change soon, but still sounds beautifully musical.  Cheers!
Lampizator makes beautiful sounding DAC..there are many models available depends on the budget you're willing to spend.
@ldmr888 thanks!! sounds like a great setup
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