Does your dish tuner have stereo output jacks? Hook those to preamp. Digital out would go to a DAC.
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I use the stereo out jacks straight to my preamp (I don't have an external DAC or I would do that) and it sounds great so long as I use analytical cables. The feed is a little soft sounding but can be corrected with cables. I use MIT T2 and find them to be perfect. I love RaveHD as well. Sirius too.
My only thought is that using the rca outputs means you are using the dac built into the dish receiver itself. You can probably do better with a standalone dac. I remember someone saying not too long ago that an external dac made an improvement but he thought there was a limit to the improvement. Right now I'm doing what you are but I'm looking around for a dac. I love the Sirius stations. Dan