For those of you awaiting your new toy, be patient because it is worth it.
I've very recently upgraded my DAC from my old Wadia 27ix (no slouch, but not close to state of the art) and replaced the Logitech Touch streamer (spdif out) with a Sonore sMS-100 running a Squeezelite streaming client (USB out to the DAC), and I'm in awe, virtually speechless, of how good the BHSE+009 can sound. The Wadia never was a 'bright' DAC and neither is my new TotalDAC which has amazing levels of detail without sounding harsh. It is so freakin' good (and I thought it was pretty good before) that I can't imagine how much better it can with the 3 tweaks I have planned
1. battery supply for Sonore arrives monday,
2. psvane tubes have been here for over a week or two but i want to save that until the the source is nailed down (and have at least a few days with the battery supply)
3. Light Harmonic 2G usb cable (due in April/May) to replace my generic Belkin
BHSE + 009 + TotalDAC + Sonore squeezelite client ==> I'm done, time to spend the next few years (at least) listening.
p.s. the Sonore will also work as an upnp/dlna client, and and apple airport client and one other mode (i forget).........great inexpensive streaming solution