Don't forget Audio-GD R2R 7. $2580. I've read that Audio-GD has a very nice non-fatiguing sound.
I heard the Kitsune is a great product, specifically the level 3 one and was my choice to acquire but delays in delivery and trying to get someone from Kitsune to get back to me several times for presales assistance was taking too long and I jumped the gun and purchased something I wasn't quite expecting. I heard Kitsune's support is very good and they stand behind their product I was just unlucky getting in touch with them.
Their Su-1 product modded I heard is very good too
that's too bad though that you could not get through to them. I've been reading many reviews on them and they all seem to compare it to the Total DAC at $10k more money that's a good reason to take a look and be patent. god not to free the cash up.
this line in Michael's review makes you wonder and take a closer look.
"I've spoken in the past about how the totaldac resides in the non-digital sounding arena and how not very many DACs play on that field. Two DACs that spring to mind are the dCS Rossini and the T+A DAC 8 DSD when fed nothing but DSD512 from HQPlayer. I am happy, very happy, to add the HoloAudio Spring DAC LEVEL 3 "Kitsune Tuned Edition" to this short list. "
Michael Lavorgna, AudioStream