Thanks for the replies. I was also looking into HifiMan's own EF5 amp/dac combo.
So I guess the only remaining question is how does the Emotiva compare to the Alesis RA150 (suggested by dukeskd) and also the HifiMan EF5?
Too bad I don't have any means of listening to these amps myself. I'm going to assume the Emotiva is the best bet if no one has first hand experience comparing the amps?