Responses from nsm1979

DAC/w Volume control + Power amp or DAC + Integrated?
Reach out to Tommy O’Brien over at Digital Amplifier Company.  He believes in the shortest signal path, and designs his amps and DACs to this belief. I have a pair of his mono amps, his DAC, and the synergy with my Spatials produce the best sound ... 
DAC as a preamp?
Another option:get one of these for $60.https://www.amazon.com/Nobsound-Fully-Balanced-Single-Ended-Pre-Amplifier-Controller/dp/B01MXC9HHW/r...It is passive, dead silent, and compatible with balanced and unbalanced cables.  It played very well wit... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Eva Cassidy - Acoustic 
Shopping for new speakers-need ideas... Selling old DQ-10's...
I moved on from a pair of ADS L1090’s to the Spatial Audio M4 Turbo S models.  No fatigue after very long sessions.  Bass is very nicely presented, even in a smallish room, 15’x13’.  Highly recommended.   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Diana Krall - Quiet Nights 
DAC finalist please help
You could do a whole lot worse than that MHDT Atlantis post on USAudioMart.