@grateful_dad The T+A DAC 200 that @gasnsteering mentions is exceptional for its price as a DAC preamp combo. In full disclosure, I am an authorized T+A dealer as of April, but I have compared this unit amongst many others even prior to becoming a dealer. In my opinion it is very difficult to beat for any DAC $10K and under, and I highly preferred it over the acclaimed Mola Mola Tambaqui (which is also excellent, but completely different sonically). I have gone into this on other threads if you search this forum for T+A DAC 200.
Definitely consider any DACs you want, but should you consider the DAC 200, just keep in mind that I consider trades at times, and for any items I accept, I’ll offer a generous trade in value towards new equipment. If you have any questions, I’ll also be honest about it’s strengths and weaknesses at its price point.