My Audio Logic DAC 34 used for around $900 but added mch better tubes in it was much better sounding then the Sony. It was clearer, more musical, better separation, wider deeper soundstage and sound more real.
Off-topic a little, but do you have the Extender Feet and Large Brass Spikes for your Coincidents? You can see them on the Coincident web site. I fitted these the other day to my Super Eclipse Series II and they give a very nice improvement to the sound. Call Israel up, pay $320 using your credit card and you'll have them in 10 days.