Actually, the 30.6 or 30.5 are incredible units. Much better than any of the other ML dacs, and very much worth the money. I have a 383, 30.5, with a Sonic Frontiers transport, and the combination is awesome. If you go with any of the lower end ML dacs you will be stepping down from what you currently have. Also remember that you will need a good interconnect. I have and recommend the Illuminati balanced digital cable. Hope this helps.