Your Outlaw stuff was good when you bought it but time marches on.I'd go Onkyo.Like Yamaha back 15 years ago they have decent sound quality and keep ahead of curve with processing and chips.
What do you mean by analog DACs? Do you mean DACs for processing analog input or for the output of digital input? I'm trying to decide whether to replace my Proceed PAV/PDSD with an Integra 9.9 or 40.1. I have a DVDO Edge for video processing and a Velodyne SMS-1 for sub management, but both could be replaced by an Intera. But I fear losing the sense of soundstage the PAV/PDSD generate.
My thoughts are that the Integra is great for HT, however IMO, it falls considerable short in processing digital or analog music. In my journey down the HT/HiFi path, I was initally intrested in HT, however, as I became more involved, music became more important to me than HT, I went from 80/20 HT to 80/20 music, and found that the Integra which was initally great for HT fell short on the music end, necessitating a change in my system.
What I'm recommending now is that you take a leap, instead of a step and purchase a processor that will satisfactorily handle both HT and music. Anthem immediately comes to mind, but I'm sure there are many others that would also fint the bill.
I replaced a Benchmark DAC1 + Bryston BP-26 analog preamp with the Integra 9.8 and I don't believe I've given up anything.
Interesting. I guess this suggests (if you cannot hear a difference) that the jitter handling of the Integra is excellent - did you carefully A/B against the DAC1 ?
I use an Anthem AVM 20 and will eventually need to upgrade (perhaps to the D2) at some point and the Integra looks like great value. I find the Anthem 20 adequate for movies and DVD's but there is some slight audible jitter (disappointing but not surprising) and hence I prefer DAC1 as the source for music.